Judy Thomson and co-presenter, Gayle Hallgren-Rezac, are two of Canada’s top networking experts and are the co-authors of WORK THE POND! Use the Power of Positive Networking to Leap Forward in Work and Life. This best-selling book has been called the "connectors handbook" and has been translated and published in China, Russia and Korea. Judy is a CPA, CA and chief operating officer of Shepa Learning Company. She has held executive positions in human resources and administration with global companies in Canada and Asia and was involved in the startup of the world famous Rocky Mountaineer Railtours. Judy is an Honored Alumni of The Greater Vancouver Board of Trade’s Women’s Leadership Circle® advisory council (after serving six years as vice-chair for six years) and has ten years of corporate director experience in the public and not-for-profit sectors.