Executive Director, Regroupement des gens d’affaires de la Capitale nationale
Lise Sarazin is the Executive Director of Le Regroupement des gens d’affaires de la Capitale Nationale (RGA), Ottawa–Gatineau’s francophone chamber of commerce.
Prior to joining RGA, Lise held senior marketing and sales roles in the tourism and hospitality industries in Ottawa and Toronto where she focused on expanding the important visitor economy in those cities. In those roles, Lise demonstrated her passion for customer service and leadership, and creating relationships by building a network of corporate, association, and government clients as well as developing connections with a variety of tourism agencies.
Previously, Lise spent a number of years in business development for the radio division of Astral Media, managing a portfolio of corporate accounts that included serving businesses in Gatineau, Ottawa, and Montreal.
In recent years, Lise has expressed her entrepreneurial spirit by launching and growing two separate firms, Stellar Printing and Promotions, which provides promotional products and printing services, and Axé Communications, a marketing strategy firm.
Lise is also an active member of BNI, an international business-networking organization, and has served as both vice-president and president of the BNI Westboro chapter in Ottawa.
At one time, Lise competed in ballroom dancing, winning a gold medal at the Canadian Ballroom Dancing Championships in 1990. Since hanging up her dancing shoes, Lise spends her leisure time travelling and working on her golf game.