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Laurel Walzak is a senior strategic and innovative professional with 20 years of experience serving the sports, health & fitness, and consumer goods industries.
Laurel is results-focused and a top-performing agent of change who possesses a track record of consistent achievements in business operations, commercialization of assets, including media, marketing, and cultivating mutually beneficial corporate alliances, all of which contribute to increase shareholder value.
I. Academic Scholarship & Research:
Ryerson University Assistant Professor, RTA School of Media, Sport Media
II. Corporate Governance:
Ontario Public Appointments Secretariat - Board of Governors , George Brown College. Also serve as Vice Chair, Academic and Student Affairs Committee.
Board of City of Toronto Appointment - Board of Directors, Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre (TPASC). Also serve as a Committee Member and Chair of the Finance and HR Committee.
Board of Directors - Canadian Women's Hockey League (CWHL). Serve as the Chair of the Board, Member of the Executive Committee.
Corporate Director - Fitneff Inc. (Private).
Tennis Instructor Coach
Downhill Skiing Instructor
Canadian Fitness Professional, Fitness/ Spin Instructor – Goodlife Fitness for 12 years, Nutrition and Wellness Certification, Personal Training Certification
Triathlons Adults/ Triathlons for Kids Coach
Laurel Walzak: BODY 365 Photo by Hung Le, CrookedAbstract.
Laurel’s recognition includes being:
1. The Recipent of the George Brown College Alumni Volunteer of the Year Award 2017.
2. The Recipient of the 2016 Ontario Volunteer Service Awards, The Honourable Michael Chan, Minister of Immigration and International Trade and Citizenship for 5-Years of Service at George Brown College.
3. Nominated for the 2011 Ontario Premiers’ Awards (Hon. Dalton McGuinty) for Outstanding College Graduates in Business.
Master of Ceremonies for Keynote speaker Kristin Beck,former US Navy Seal November 27, 2017 4pm at Carlton Cinema, 20 Carlton St. Toronto.
Master of Ceremonies Trans Inclusion in Sport Panel November 13, 2017 - Trans Awareness Month at Ryerson University
Thursday October 5, 2017 Keynote Speaker
Laurel Walzak, Chair of the Canadian Women's Hockey League (CWHL) Board of Directors and Assistant Professor in RTA Sport Media at Ryerson University, will be the keynote speaker at the ceremony.
Elvis Stojko, former Olympian and Sports Hall of Fame member will be the Master of Ceremonies for the event.
July 19-20, 2018
9th Annual Sport and Society Conference Miami, USA
July 10, 2017
Abstract Research Presentation
8th Annual Sport & Society Conference in London U.K
Laurel's Articles eSports
Laurel's Expertise Broadcast and Streaming Sports Article
Laurel's Opinion - Mayweather vs. McGregor "Mega Fight" August 25, 2017
Laurel's Opinion - Cam Newton comment shines light on women's struggles in sports reporting https://lnkd.in/eRztt3M via @torontostar October 5, 2017 by Maija Kappler
Learn more about my educational experience in Shanghai, China, China Europe International Business School (CEIBS).