WATERLOO REGION, July 5, 2012 /CNW/ - Kitchener native and Head of Partner Engagement at Communitech, Jeff
Nesbitt, was among a number of leaders from across Canada who
participated in the Governor General's Canadian Leadership Conference
(GGCLC) held recently in Quebec City. The conference facilitates a
deeper understanding of the socio-economic issues present in Canadian
communities, and leaders return to their respective home bases with a
"Whether he is contributing by participating on boards to impact change
in technology, healthcare and the environment or working in other ways
to advance those sectors within the community, Jeff has a passion to
'pay it forward," said Iain Klugman CEO of Communitech. "That's what
made him an ideal candidate for the Governor-General's leadership
Nesbitt is indeed a great fit for the program which looks to involve
members from diverse backgrounds who show promise of promotion to high
level, decision-making positions. Not only does he bring a mix of
experience to the table but he has repeatedly demonstrated his
dedication to Canadian industry and community throughout his corporate
career and personal endeavors. With a natural vocation to lead, Nesbitt
excelled in government relations, holding former titles as Vice President of Government Relations & Strategic Programs for Agfa HealthCare and Government Relations Advisor for Communitech.
His current position at Communitech, Head of Partner Engagement,
exercises his fine-tuned skills in interdisciplinary collaboration and
engagement, the bedrock of the leadership initiative.
The GGCLC operates with an overarching mission to open the gateways of
communication between future leaders in business, labor, government,
and the community at large. While encouraging dialogue that will
challenge the status quo, it also serves as an important accountability
check, ensuring that those in decision-making positions recognize the
direct impact their evaluations and subsequent choices will have on
"It was a humbling experience to meet and travel with so many talented
Canadian leaders, while being afforded the opportunity to learn
first-hand what characteristics help form sustainable communities,"
said Nesbitt. "I found that as Canadians, our richness comes from our
diversity, and our willingness to ask 'how can we help' helps make this
nation more caring."
The program, designed to strengthen national leadership through travel,
observation, and debate, awarded study groups the opportunity to delve
into issues at learning sites across various Canadian regions.
Face-to-face, first-hand experience allowed for enriched communication
at the local level, providing practical insight into issues faced by
regional leaders, companies, and communities.
Founded by a group of dedicated entrepreneurs in 1997, Communitech is
the regional hub for the commercialization of innovative technologies
supporting and building a Southwestern Ontario tech cluster of close to
1,000 companies that now generates more than $30B in revenue. A member
of the Ontario Network of Excellence (www.oneinnovation.ca), which is funded by the Ontario government, Communitech supports tech
companies at all stages of their growth and development - from startup
companies, to rapidly growing SMEs, to large global players - to create
greater numbers of successful global businesses for Ontario and for
SOURCE Communitech Ltd.
For further information:
Jessica Mott, PR Specialist, Communitech, 289-684-1756 or firstname.lastname@example.org