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Yvonne Pilon BComm '07

2013 Recipient of the Alumni Odyssey Award

Yvonne Pilon is the vice president of WEtech Alliance, one of 14 Regional Innovation Centres in the province of Ontario focused on driving the growth and success of Windsor-Essex’s technology centric companies and entrepreneurs.

Pilon is a community blogger for The Windsor Star, focused on entrepreneurship and community development. She is actively involved in new venture formation, business incubation and development as well as the development of marketing and social media plans. She offers a wealth of research and marketing experience and has an exceptional track record in planning and executing projects, events and programs.

She served as the Promotions & Marketing Services Committee chair for the 2013 Windsor Essex International Children’s Games and was a member of the Games organizing team. Pilon was the lead coordinator for Startup Canada’s National Tour visit to Windsor in May 2012 and the committee chair for the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards.

Other volunteer activities include the WindsorEssex Economic Development corporations Youth Retention Task Force and the United Way’s GenNext Executive Committee.

Pilon is also the co-instigator of Startup Drinks Windsor, which hosts monthly networking events for entrepreneurs. She says that she is enthusiastic about the future of Windsor-Essex and looks forward to contributing to the region’s continuous development and successes.

- November 2013