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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.

Executive Leadership 

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.

Membership Services 

Marisa Lingard

Director, Member Services

Matthew Klaas

Specialist, Member Experience and Systems

Naseem Mohajer

Manager, Events and Learning

Hannah Whitworth

Officer, Honours and Awards

Anita Badovszky

Coordinator, Communications

Laurie Langlois

Manager, Member Engagement

Lauren Murray

Manager, Communications

Policy and Public Affairs

Kristen Harrison M.Arch, M.A.S, MRAIC

National Director, Policy and Public Affairs

Rebecca Judd

Officer, Public Affairs


Valérie Broadfoot

Director, Operations

Kerry Tilden

Financial and Administrative Coordinator

Shahzad Khaliq

Specialist, Finance & Technology

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