Supervisor - Strategic Builder Relations, Enbridge Gas
Sector: Public Sector
Discipline: Health/Community Services
Magic Moment: Over the years through my work in Economic Development I was involved in attracting businesses to the province. At one of the grand openings of the new companies we had brought to Ontario, as I was going to my car after the event, two women who were now full time employees at the company, stopped me and said thank-you. They said that one year ago they didn’t have jobs and now they were going to be able to buy Christmas presents for their kids. It taught me that sometimes we never know the impact our work has.
Key Influence: My father – Charles Cudahy
He made me believe that no door was ever closed to me. He had the highest level of sales ability and ethics I have ever seen and he firmly believed that nothing happens in business until somebody sells something.
Next Big Challenge As An Industry: The challenges we are facing include affordability, meeting housing demands and addressing the energy transition, climate change and resiliency. As an industry we need to continue open dialogue and communication to find solutions between municipalities and developers/builders. Working together to find a menu of options that will help us navigate to positive results and avoid unintended consequences.
Secret Talent: I am an actor in community theatre!
On Championing Others… Throughout my career I have hired, supported, mentored and advanced my female team members. My peers and staff know that I have their backs and will go the extra mile to see them achieve success. In my current role we support and sponsor Construction/Development Research, creating new market opportunities and provide on-going Advanced Building Science webinars and training at no charge for all industry participants across the province. accomplishments.
One word that captures you: Tenacious. When I believe in something I will never give up.