President and CEO
Canadian Electricity Association
Prior to joining CEA, Mr. Guimond served as Director, Federal Government Liaison for Ontario Power Generation Inc. (OPG). Since 2003, he was seconded to the Canadian Nuclear Association where he coordinated regulatory activities and guided policy development initiatives aimed at improving the nuclear legislative and regulatory frameworks. He also served as spokesperson for the nuclear industry and contributed to building public acceptance for nuclear power’s re-emergence as a viable energy option in Canada.
Throughout his extensive career, Mr. Guimond has worked in a wide range of government relations as well as political roles. From 1991 to 1999 he was the head of government relations at CEA, and prior to that managed Consumer and Corporate Affairs Canada’s (now Industry Canada) Grants and Contributions Program where he also implemented a regulatory program in the area of consumer protection.
Mr. Guimond has also served as Executive Assistant and political advisor to a number of federal cabinet ministers, and in 1979 was the Executive Assistant to the Speaker of the House of Commons, the late Honourable James Jerome.
Originally from Sudbury, Ontario, Mr. Guimond has lived in the National Capital Region for over thirty years. He holds an Honours B.A. in Political Science from Carleton University.