Jacey Kennedy

Jacey Kennedy

Ottawa ON

2021 Ottawa Corporate Walk Chair

Jacey began her career in the software industry and Ottawa has been her home for the last two decades. During this time, she has been employed by OpenText, Canada’s largest software company, and has had various technical and management roles. In 2014, she embarked on a new and exciting challenge, taking a three-year leave to join the Ingenium Corporation’s Executive Leadership team, responsible for their Business Development department. She was instrumental in raising the sponsorship and partnership revenue to rebuild Canada’s National Science & Technology museum. She also held the role of Executive Director of their Foundation and is currently serving as a Board Member supporting the promotion of youth in science and technology.  She has since returned to OpenText as Director of Customer Operations, Global SAP Programs.

Jacey first became aware of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada when her grandfather was diagnosed with leukemia in 2018. After researching the disease and what options were available for treatment, she was taken aback by the number of blood cancers and related disorders that exist today and the number of affected Canadians, especially in children and adolescents. She was amazed by the work LLSC does around patient support, education, and research to improve the lives of blood cancer patients. Unfortunately, her grandfather lost his battle in 2020, and she then decided to take on a broader role to help others fighting these battles. Jacey is excited about this new role and looks forward to being Ottawa’s Corporate Chair for the Light the Night Walk.

Jacey is very passionate about travelling the world with her partner, Marco, where they have been able to learn about the history, traditions, and customs of other cultures. When Jacey is not travelling, she can be found on the golf course or trying new culinary adventures in Ottawa and surrounding areas.