Judi Hess has been the CEO of Copperleaf since 2009. In 2021, she led the successful completion of Copperleaf’s initial public offering on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Previously, Hess was president of Creo Inc. until it was acquired by Eastman Kodak for just under US$1 billion in 2005. She is the YWCA’s 2022 Women of Distinction Awards event chair.
GREATEST SUCCESS: Copperleaf’s successful initial public offering last year!
NON-PROFIT CAUSE: Supporting women in leadership.
FUN FACT: I live to ski.
FAVOURITE QUOTE: “We are formed by what we see.” – James Baldwin. And “Democracy is the worst form of government – except for all the others.” – Winston Churchill
FAVOURITE SPORTS TEAM: Canadian women’s soccer team.