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Matthew Mackenzie

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Matthew Mackenzie is the Manager of Government and Community Relations for Ontario Tech University, where he is also an active member of the Risk Management Committee. He is a government relations and strategic communications professional with a background in a variety of sectors, including industry associations, private-sector consulting, publicly traded corporations and post-secondary institutions.

Before joining Ontario Tech, he was responsible for government relations for Canadian Tire Corporation Ltd. and its subsidiary companies in Ontario and Western Canada. Prior to that, he served as the Manager of Government Relations for Enterprise Canada (national strategic communications firm) and worked for the Canadian Bankers Association.

In addition to his responsibilities at the university, Matthew serves on the Executive Committee of the Council of the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario. He is also Chair the Governance Committee of the National Science Rendezvous Board, and sits on the Township of Scugog's Economic Development Advisory Committee. He is Past President of the Whitby Chamber of Commerce. He also volunteers as a coach for the Whitby Minor Lacrosse Association.