CORNWALL, Ontario – The Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Kelly Bergeron as the new part-time Executive Director of the Cornwall Innovation Centre, effective November 6, 2017.
“We are excited to have Kelly join our team as we continue to grow the CIC,” says John Rattray, Chair of the Centre’s Board of Directors. “With her extensive experience in the tech industry, she brings great value to our team.”
Cornwall-born and raised, Ms. Bergeron is the Founder of the Code Heroes program and Cornwall Chapter Lead for Canada Learning Code. Among her many duties, she will be responsible for helping to foster growth of the Green companies that are accepted through Carleton’s Lead To Win program, setting direction and implementing strategic goals, and helping to grow the capacity of the CIC through fundraising and community partnerships.
“The Centre plays such an important role in building and boosting innovative local businesses and I am eager to be part it all,” says Bergeron. “I look forward to working with the team to continue growing the Centre.”
Apart from her goal of teaching digital literacy to youth in SD&G, Ms. Bergeron comes to the CIC with more than 15 years of experience in website development, design, digital marketing and strategies. Before returning to Cornwall in 2015, she worked as a Digital Experience Manager for Salesforce in San Francisco and Toronto. She has also worked for charities like Make-A-Wish Canada, as well as government agencies such as the RCMP and the Department of National Defense. She has continuously worked to upgrade her education at institutions including Stanford University, Berkeley and Queen’s University, and is a graduate of the Computer Programmer/Analyst diploma program at St. Lawrence College.
Ms. Bergeron most recently served as a review panel member at the CIC’s latest Venture Demo Day on October 25th which accepted two local businesses into the Lead To Win program.