LORI SCHMIDT (B. Ed., EC DEV, CA-AM), is Chief Executive Officer of GO Productivity, a nationally incorporated not-for-profit organization working to improve the productivity, innovation, and competitiveness performance of Canadian firms. Lori is an avid supporter and facilitator of creative approaches and alliance building in tackling regional and global competitiveness issues.
Her years of public and private sector roles – including industry and cluster development, trade policy, strategic management and regional economic development – has had an impact on a broad range of businesses in a variety of business and not-for-profit sectors.
Lori has completed her designation as a strategic alliance professional and is a member of the board of the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils – a global network of leaders from competitiveness organizations around the world. Lori is a great believer that our people are our most important resource and has developed and delivered a range of workshops around this theme.
A strong advocate of giving back, Lori is involved in several not for profit ventures, including serving on the board of the Christian Children’s Fund of Canada – an organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth in developing countries around the world.