EllisDon’s Becker makes Top 100
By Adam Freill
EllisDon’s Jody Becker is one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women. The construction firm’s chief strategy officer and executive vice-president for infrastructure services and technology has been officially recognized in the KPMG C-Suite Executives division of the Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 awards, presented by the Women’s Executive Network (WXN).
The annual awards aim to recognize leadership while increasing the visibility of strong female leaders, and to inspire future generations. The KPMG C-Suite Executives Award recognizes women who play a significant strategic role within their organization, have a strong record of innovation in their field, demonstrate outstanding performance, lead with a strong vision, commit to diversity in the workplace, and contribute to their organization and society.
“On behalf of EllisDon, I am thrilled to congratulate Jody on a well-deserved accolade, recognizing her visionary leadership, innovation, and contributions to EllisDon and the construction services industry,” said Geoff Smith, president and CEO of EllisDon. “Since joining EllisDon more than 15 years ago, Jody’s trusted expertise and direction continue to contribute to EllisDon breaking into new markets and celebrating many of the successes we have today.”
Called to the bar in 2001, Becker worked in construction litigation prior to joining EllisDon in 2007 as counsel, rising through a series of promotions on her way to her current role in the executive suite. At EllisDon, she plays an integral role in strategic planning, collaborating with senior management and the board to forecast growth areas and develop execution plans for the divisions she oversees and the company’s Middle East and North Africa operations. In the infrastructure services and technology division, her current mandate is to transform EllisDon into the world’s most technologically advanced, energy-efficient, sustainable construction services company.
Becker and her fellow award winners will be recognized at a WXN gala event on November 17 at the Fairmont Royal York Toronto.
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