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As the Executive Director of CNAM, Doug’s responsibilities include: the development, coordination and implementation of the Association’s Strategic Plans in conjunction with CNAM’s Board of Directors: Financial Management; Business Development; CNAM committee coordination; and oversight of the Administrative functions of the Association.
Doug is a senior executive with over 35 years of strategic planning, financial, operational and administrative experience. He has a proven track record of providing immediate contributions to the strategic success of the organization by combining financial expertise with an organized common sense approach to business. Doug has extensive experience serving on corporate Boards, including active participation on Audit Committees, Corporate Governance Committees, Environmental, Health and Safety Committees and Compensation Committees.
With respect to CNAM’s Strategic Planning process, Doug is responsible for assisting in the achievement of the Association’s Strategic Objectives. In conjunction with the Treasurer of CNAM, Financial Management activities include oversight and responsibility of financial reporting, banking, budgeting, accounting and cash management functions of the Association. Business Development strategies include researching new Association initiatives aimed at the long-term financial stability of CNAM.
Doug has also been recently appointed to the FCM MAMP Program Steering Committee whose mandate is to oversee MAMP, provide strategic guidance throughout the course of the Program, and address any major issues that may affect the implementation of activities.
Business Services Manager
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Larissa Johnston is pleased to join the CNAM team, providing association management support and conference services for CNAM. The team is excited to help CNAM navigate their continued growth.
Larissa is a dedicated and focused professional who excels at member and volunteer relations, prioritizing, multi-tasking, and following through to achieve project goals. With 7+ years in the industry, Larissa is an expert at providing support and guidance to the volunteer boards of directors that she works with. Leading special projects and helping groups to attain and surpass their association mandates is what she does best. Larissa thrives in a fast paced environment and is energized by the constantly innovating nature of professional associations.
Larissa studied at McMaster University where she graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in the Cognitive Science of Language and a Bachelor of Arts in French.
Larissa lives in Kingston, Ontario with her husband Ryan and their children Colton, Cameron and Briar. Outside of work she enjoys making elaborate dinners, hiking and spending time in nature with her family, and reading to relax.
Conference Services Manager
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Jessica Symons is pleased to join the CNAM team, providing conference services for CNAM. She is coming to CNAM from Redstone Agency, where she works as an Event Manager. Jessica is a dedicated and enthusiastic event professional, with 5 years experience in the successful planning and seamless execution of exceptional meetings and events. She has over 8 years experience in client services and is a two-time George Brown College graduate. Jessica is an expert in managing all event logistics from start to finish and has executed a variety of events such as conferences, gala’s, golf tournaments, digital events, social evenings and more.
Over the years, Jessica has collaborated with a variety of Canadian and International Associations as well as Corporate organizations and is enthusiastic about helping them work towards their long-term strategic goals. Jessica welcomes challenges, and is goal driven with an upbeat and positive attitude. She is detail oriented, always eager to receive feedback, and is continually looking for ways to elevate and enhance the projects she works on. Jessica genuinely enjoys working with people and is a motived and collaborative leader, who is passionate about building strong, lasting relationships with others.
Alexandra Muton, CPA, BA
Financial Services Manager
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Alexandra is pleased to join the CNAM team. As the Manager of Financial Services with Redstone Agency, Alexandra is passionate about process improvements, maximizing efficiencies, and challenging old ideas. By breathing fresh air into existing procedures, Alex has a proven track record of providing impactful, accurate and relevant financial reporting under strict deadlines, while maintaining a healthy team culture based on trust and respect.
Alex has acquired professional experience from a variety of industries, including playing key roles within the finance teams of a manufacturer, hedge fund administrator, and advertising agency. In her spare time, Alex is passionate about rowing, and has served several terms on the board of directors of her local rowing club. These experiences have developed her understanding of the needs of different types of organizations, and how to ask the right questions to ensure deliverables meet the needs and exceed the expectations of our clients. Alex is passionate about going to extra mile to provide outstanding customer service to our clients and partners.
Committed to lifelong learning, Alex loves reading, learning new technical skills, and enhancing her soft skills through a combination of formal education, professional development courses, and informal online courses. This continuous development continues into her personal life, as she has recently embarked on a life-long dream of learning to play the violin.
Alexandra is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Economics and Germanic Studies) from The University of British Columbia.
Business Services Coordinator
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Viktorija Dukoski is excited to join the CNAM team where she will primarily be providing membership support. She will also be helping with website edits and changes. Viktorija Dukoski is an Account Coordinator at Redstone Agency, a millennial-owned event and association management agency located on Toronto, ON. She has a background in the non-profit industry, where she planned fundraisers and stewarded donor relationships. Her passion is to provide the best customer service experience to all her clients by working tirelessly to deliver on their needs.
Viktorija graduated from George Brown College in 2018 from their Special Event Management program. Prior to that, she went to the University of Toronto and got her Bachelor of Science degree in Evolutionary Anthropology, where she loved learning about humans. Viktorija is a motivated and charismatic person who thrives in fast-paced environments. When she’s not delivering the best customer experience in the office, she’s in her kitchen baking cakes and desserts.
Financial Services Coordinator
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Alicia is pleased to be joining the CNAM team from Redstone Agency, a millennial-owned event and association management agency located on Toronto, ON. Alicia is a skilled organizer and decision maker with ability to consider all options. Able to rebound from setbacks and adversity when facing difficult situations. Alicia has excellent analyzing skills, with an extraordinary logical mindset developed from a strong computer science background. Alicia is an extroverted person with positive attitude. She enjoys providing not only a simple answer to a question, but also ideas that could be helpful for potential issues and better performance.
Alicia has experience managing full cycle accounting functions, preparing sales and cost center reports, collaborating on department initiatives, and assisting with special projects. She has also conducted financial reports and performed variance analysis.
With professional experience in different services, she has developed strong cross-referencing skills. With broad knowledge and interests in different industries, and the commitment to live-and-learn. She believes that thinking outside the box is critical in a fast paced environment. She also believes that teamwork makes dream work.
Alicia holds a Canadian Payroll Certificate, and is currently pursuing her CPA and CMA designation.
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CNAM is also supported by the entire Redstone Agency team, led by Bailey Roth, President, Carly Silberstein, CEO, and including Maddy Marchildon, Director, Association Management & Consulting Services, and Taylor Green, Director, Event Management.