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Joani Gerber

CEO, investStratford
Stratford Economic Enterprise Development Corporation

Joani Gerber is CEO of investStratford where she supports Stratford’s varied business economies encouraging growth, expansions, attractions and new partnerships. Current active projects include the Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network, Connected Car collaborations, ongoing company retention & expansions, new investment attraction and Smart Community Initiatives.

As a Stratford native, she is deeply committed to pursuing excellence while maintaining both a global vision and a local perspective. Previous experience includes roles with both the Waterloo and Stratford Accelerator Centres, (where, in the position of VP, Client Experience and Partner Relations she was responsible for the incubation programming and the partnerships with post-secondary institutions and all levels of Government), Perth Community Futures Development Corporation and the Stratford Perth Centre for Business. She holds a degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and is past Board Chair for the Stratford/District Chamber of Commerce.