Meet Our Team
Meet the driving force behind CIP’s mission to advance the planning profession and shape sustainable, vibrant communities across Canada. Get to know the dedicated individuals who work tirelessly to support and empower planners nationwide.
CIP’s Executive ensures the execution of the Institute’s strategic direction, which includes national and international programs, government relations, and stakeholder outreach.
Beth McMahon MES
Chief Executive Officer
With over twenty years of executive experience, Beth McMahon has helped to significantly grow and strengthen non-profit organizations through fostering the best from boards, members, and staff. Since 2016, and with leadership from CIP’s members, Beth has guided the development and implementation of CIP’s policies on climate change, healthy communities, reconciliation, and equity, diversity, and inclusion. Beth is also the Executive Director of the CIP/ICU Planning Student Trust Fund, a national charity dedicated to supporting planning students.
Beth is a graduate of the University of Toronto and received her Master’s in Environmental Studies from York University. Committed to continuous professional learning, she has also completed the IVEY Business School CommunityShift executive leadership program.
Director, Member Services
Specialist, Member Experience and Systems
Manager, Events and Learning
Officer, Honours and Awards
Manager, Member Engagement
Policy and Public Affairs
Kristen Harrison M.Arch, M.A.S, MRAIC
National Director, Policy and Public Affairs
Officer, Public Affairs
Financial and Administrative Coordinator
Specialist, Finance & Technology