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Featured Speaker: Maryscott (Scotty) Greenwood

Maryscott (Scotty) Greenwood is Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian American Business Council and co-leads the US Federal Public Policy practice of Dentons US, LLP a leading global law firm. Greenwood is a member of the Board of Directors of Tilray (NASDAQ: TLRY) where she serves on the Audit Committee as well as Nomination, Governance and Compensation Committees. Greenwood also serves on the Board of the Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies ( where she serves on the Executive Committee as chair of the Communications Committee, and previously as Secretary of the Board. In addition, she serves as Advisory Director for a tech start up (HYR) and a non-profit (Hostage US).  Previous boards consists of the Board of the World Affairs Council of Washington, the Girls20 Initiative and the Association of Canadian Studies in the US.

Greenwood has a distinguished career in government and government relations, addressing public policy challenges in the US and Canada.  She is a sought after public speaker with engagements in North American and Europe and is also frequently quoted in the media for her insights into political and trade issues.

Appointed by President Bill Clinton, Greenwood served in the U.S. State Department as chief of staff at the United States Embassy in Ottawa from 1997-2001.  Prior, she served as the chief federal/state liaison for the Mayor of Atlanta, including the 1996 Interagency Security Task Force for the Olympic Games.

An honors graduate of the University of Vermont, and the John F. Kennedy School of Government Program for Senior Executives at Harvard University, Scotty lives in Virginia with her husband, children and hound dog.