Todd Winterhalt was appointed Senior Vice-President, Communications and Corporate Strategy in May 2019. The group he leads is responsible for reaching out to EDC audiences, internal and external, our stakeholders and the media, to drive greater visibility in the marketplace and tell the EDC story. As well, his team is charged with developing our organization’s long-term corporate strategy in support of Canada’s exporters and international investors. In addition to the strategy, communications, public affairs and economics teams, his group includes the corporate secretariat team, which manages the critical relationship between EDC’s Board of Directors and corporate strategy development. Prior to his current role, Mr. Winterhalt was EDC’s Vice-President, Global Trade, a group whose launch he oversaw in 2016. Since joining EDC in 2002, he held a number of roles of increasing responsibility, including: Vice-President, International Business Development; Vice-President, Human Resources; Chief International Research Advisor, Financing; and, Director, Political Risk Assessment. Prior to joining EDC, Mr. Winterhalt served in the Canadian diplomatic corps where he held several roles, including Consul and Trade Commissioner at the Canadian Consulate General in São Paulo, Brazil.
Mr. Winterhalt holds a Honours B.A. from the University of Western Ontario, and a M.Sc from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. He was the inaugural recipient of EDC’s Excellence in People Leadership Award and is a past-President of the Canadian Association of Professional Intelligence Analysts.