Maryscott “Scotty” Greenwood
Scotty is the Senior Advisor of the Canadian-American Business Council. Before joining the CABC, Scotty was appointed by President Clinton to serve as Chief of Staff of the United States Embassy in Canada. During her four-year diplomatic posting, she received the U.S. Department of State Meritorious Honor Award for her innovation of an outreach program to governors to foster cooperation on US/Canada issues.
Jane is a Senior Advisor to the Canadian American Business Council. She is a lawyer licensed in both Canada and the U.S. with a practice focused in litigation and government affairs. She has worked at law firms in Toronto, New York City, and Washington, DC. After graduating from law school, Jane clerked at the Supreme Court of Canada. Prior to and during law school, she worked in the office of a Member of Parliament from her hometown of North Bay, Ontario. She speaks French.
Andrew R. Shaw
Canadian American Business Council
|Vida Brodie |
Ottawa Liaison, Canadian American Business Council
Vida Brodie was born and raised in Canada but now makes her home in Washington DC. A Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) with over 12 years in the event business, Vida has produced prestigious events on the national and international stage.
Her first career took her to New York to work in the fashion industry where she was drawn into the event business through a night job at the theatre district’s Orso trattoria. After returning to Canada and completing her studies, she worked as the Ceremonies Coordinator for Western University in Ontario, overseeing all events for the University President and the demanding semi-annual convocation sessions.
She then moved to Ottawa and on to the political world, establishing new standards for Canadian campaigning as Event Director for Stephen Harper’s leadership campaign, the Conservative Party’s 2004 national election campaign, and the Conservative Party’s extremely successful first National Policy Convention in Montreal in 2005. Vida’s precision approach to producing events for live, national television coverage, was widely hailed for bringing a smooth, creative style that was closely aligned to political strategies.
She went on to play a leadership role in organizing every subsequent Conservative Party National Convention and countless donor stewardship events for the Conservative Fund Canada. She also directed the Manning Networking Conference in Ottawa in 2008, 2009 and 2012.
Vida was recently called upon to organize and produce the first World Forum on Governance in Prague for the Brookings Institution and will return to Ottawa in Spring 2013 for the fifth annual Manning Networking Conference.
Vida has an MA in Journalism, a BA (Hons) in Political Science and a Diploma in Fashion Merchandising.
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