UWindsor alumni brothers Trevor and Vincent Georgie have extended their commitment to students and the business community for another five years as lead sponsors of the Georgie-Odette Leadership Symposium.
The event, held annually in November, brings together students and proven business professionals who speak on various aspects of successful leadership. Past speakers have included Richard Peddie, former president and CEO of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment; Maureen Jensen, chair and CEO of the Ontario Securities Commission; Sergio Marchionne, CEO of FCA; Stephen Carlisle, president of GM Canada; and three-time Olympic champion Marnie McBean.
“The commitment to GOLS provided by Vincent and Trevor is a reflection of their unwavering support for our mission to educate students and expose them to prominent leaders from all walks of life,” says Mitch Fields, dean of the Odette School of Business.
“They continue to be active mentors to our students and we are deeply grateful for their partnership and commitment to the Odette School of Business.”
Trevor Georgie holds an MBA from the Odette School of Business and is currently president of the Saint John Sea Dogs. He has been senior manager of consulting at Wasserman Media Group and worked with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors, Toronto FC, Florida Gators, PGA Tour events, and the JUNO Awards. He says he is incredibly proud of GOLS and actively promotes Odette, hiring Odette students and creating learning opportunities for many.
“If you forge a path and bring others along, it makes your leadership all the more impactful,” he says.
Vincent Georgie also received an MBA from the Odette School of Business and is currently Director of UWindsor’s School of Creative Arts (SoCA).
Dr. Georgie is an associate professor with an academic focus on marketing and is active in Windsor’s arts and culture community, most notably as executive director of the Windsor International Film Festival. He says he wants to lead by example as an alumnus and Odette faculty member, striving to be the business leader he is training his students to become.
“GOLS has become Odette’s signature annual event, impressively run by our own students, with seats packed with students, alumni, and friends alike,” he says. “Trevor and I could not be more proud to put our names to it for another five years.”
For more information on GOLS, visit uwindsor.ca/odette/gols.