Patrice Brunet, President of the Board of directors
Patrice Brunet is the President of Triathlon International de Montréal, the organizing committee of the 2016 Montreal ITU Triathlon World Cup. Patrice has been involved in triathlon for over 25 years, as a triathlete, race director, past VP of Triathlon Canada, past president of Triathlon Quebec and closely involved with the ITU. Patrice has gravitated in the world of sport in his professional life as well, as a well-recognized lawyer and international arbitrator in sports law.
Geneviève Vigneault, Vice-President of the Board of directors
Geneviève Vigneault is a lawyer and partner at BCF Business Law. She is an expert in business, commercial and corporate law. She obtained her law degree from the University of Sherbrooke. She also owns a BA in Finance. Her community involvement leads her to sit on multiple boards, and more recently on the Board of directors of Triathlon International de Montréal.
Michel Bento, Secretary of the Board of directors
Michel Bento is a skilled strategist and expert in government relations, public relations and crisis management. Over the last 8 years, Michel has been working as a director for the World Wars Secretariat at Veterans Affairs Canada. He obtained his BA in Political Science in 2001.
Anne Belliveau is a Senior Director in Marketing Communications for Business Solutions East and TELUS Quebec. She has over 20 years of executive-level experience in communications, marketing, and fundraising within the arts, education, technology, and economic development sectors both in Canada and internationally. Anne holds a BA in Communications from the Université du Québec à Montréal. Anne is also the author of four novels, including the best-selling trilogy La grande mascarade, under the pen wing A.B.Winter.
Olympic gold and silver medalist, two-time world champion in synchronized swimming and recipient of numerous awards, Sylvie Fréchette’s professional career then continued as a contributor to the Cirque du Soleil’s “O” show, as a public speaker and the founder, head coach and member of the board of the synchronized swimming club Neptune Synchro.
Andrew MacMartin is currently the Vice-President, Financial Planning and Analysis, for the company Dollarama. He has over 10 years of experience in finances while working for corporations, such as Malaga and Deloitte. Andrew is also passionnate about triathlon. Professional athlete for more than 20 years, Andrew was ranked 2nd in the world in 1994, World Cup Champion in 1992 and Canadian Champion in 1991, 1992 and 1996. His professional and sport experience makes Andrew a valuable asset for the TIM strategic board of directors.
Senior Director at Hill + Knowlton Strategies Montréal, Julie Perrier has a strong background in public relations, corporate communications and in the management and implementation of special programs and events, both nationally and internationally. Over the years, she carried out numerous brand positioning and reputation operations. Julie was also Director of International Media Relations at Tourisme Montréal, where she was responsible of the visibility of the destination with traditional and non-traditional media, as well as the performance of international press relations.
Passionate of sport and physical activity, Benoit-Hugo St-Pierre has been working in this industry since his childhood. A Bachelor in Physical Education and Health, certified national coach and certified in leadership and management, his main interest has always been human performance, particularly in the sport of triathlon. In 2009, Benoit-Hugo became a consultant to national projects at Québec en forme. Also, since 2010, he is the President of the board of Triathlon Québec with the mission to make triathlon the best way to get people moving.
François Taschereau is the President of Taschereau Relations Publiques (TRP) inc. François is an experienced relationnist, strategic consultant in corporate communications and crisis management. François started his career with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Canada in 1982. Over the years, he worked for multiple public relations agencies and corporations. Since 2014, he owns his public relations company. François is also involved in the community; he voluntarily shares his knowledge and experience on multiple Boards of directors, including Montréal International Triathlon.
Kathy Tremblay is a former Olympic triathlete. She participated in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing and the 2012 Olympic Games in London. She also competed in many major international multisport events, such as Pan American Games, World Championships and World Cups. Kathy is not only a triathlete, but she is also a well-recognized entrepreneur. She owns a business, Équipe Altius, since 2012. In that capacity, she won the Award “Prix Entrepreneunariat Féminin” from the Concours Québécois en Entrepreneuriat.