Team

Sarah Houde

CEO

Sarah Houde spent her early career as a communications and public relations director in the private and non‑profit sectors before becoming executive director of Youth Fusion, a pan‑Canadian charity focused on youth training and employment that doubled in size in its three years under her leadership. She then joined private equity firm XPND Capital as vice president of public and government affairs, steering a number of transport electrification projects. In the fall of 2017 she was named executive director of Quebec’s new industrial cluster for electric and smart vehicles and was tasked with positioning the province as one of the sector’s global leaders. Ms. Houde holds a bachelor’s and a master’s in political science and a graduate management diploma.

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Karine Villeneuve

Vice President, Operations and Development

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Victor Poudelet

Director, Working groups and Community

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Simon Pillarella

Director, Working groups and Community

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Karianne Parent

Director, Outreach Working Group

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Lynn Thompson

Director, Accounting and Administration

Simon Thibault

Director, Capitale-Nationale

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Lisa Théberge

Director, Marketing & Communications

Elsa Chiasson

Events Communications Project Lead

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Audrey-Anne Desaulniers

PR and Communications Project Lead

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Claire Maynadier

Administration Coordinator and executive assistant

Joëlle Gallant

Event Production Coordinator

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