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2021 Telfer Alumni Awards - Trudeau Medal Award - Kathryn Tremblay, BCom ‘95

Kathryn Tremblay is the CEO and Co-Founder of excelHR, Altis Recruitment, Altis Technology and excelITR, with over 30 years specializing in the human aspect of human resources. She has dedicated her career to the betterment of the staffing process, launching her entrepreneurial journey at the age of 21 when she launched a small staffing firm in the Outaouais region. Kathryn paved the way for a new way of qualified job sectors with prospective employers particularly when it comes to filling executive roles. With its affiliated companies, excelHR has become a recognized leader in the delivery of recruitment and staffing services in Canada. She is an avid mentor for women in the workforce and encourages young people to pursue a career in entrepreneurship. Kathryn was also named the 2021 CEO of the year by the Ottawa Business Journal and the Ottawa Board of Trade. Kathryn Tremblay is also a member of the Telfer School of Management Dean’s Strategic Leadership Cabinet.

The Trudeau Medal is the highest honor given by the Telfer School of Management to its graduates. Established in 1989, it was named for Roland Trudeau, former director of the Commerce department at uOttawa. This medal recognizes leadership, initiative, and contributions to the business world, the community, and the school.

Congratulations to all 2021 Telfer Awards Winners!