Recognized as an inspirational leader and catalyst for change, Corina is known for inspiring employees to achieve unprecedented results. During her eight years as President and CEO of Ontario Northland Transportation, Corina shifted the business to be data-driven, customer-focused, lean, and strategic. A struggling century-old organization was transformed to a thriving business with a continuous improvement culture and new diverse customers within each business line. By forging strong partnerships with customers, revenues and profit increased, costs were contained, and services reimagined and significantly expanded.
Corina is passionate about businesses that progress rural Canada and increase economic prosperity to the region. She developed and implemented an integrated rail freight, rail passenger, and motor coach transportation network that connect people and businesses throughout North America. Her commitment to Indigenous people and Truth and Reconciliation led to training and awareness programs and expansion of services necessary to provide access to education, medical appointments/supplies, and food. Under her leadership, Northeastern passenger rail was approved connecting Toronto to the Far North, Ontario Northland’s bus line was expanded across Ontario and into Manitoba, and new rail freight customers were added through innovative transloads and container services. Expansion and innovation led to business growth within mining, forestry and agriculture, and communities prospering from reliable transportation connections.
Using her experience and proven results as a senior executive within the engineering, telecom, and transportation sectors, Corina now provides consulting services in the areas of corporate structure and strategy necessary for operational excellence, culture change through authentic leadership, transformation design and implementation, and diversity inclusion.
Corina frequently speaks at conferences on transformational change, authentic leadership,
transportation, and diversity inclusion. During her time as President and CEO, Ontario Northland increased the number of women in the workplace to 23%, 11% higher than the industry average.
Corina has many notable achievements including:
- First woman President and CEO of Ontario Northland since its inception in 1902 and the first woman President of a Canadian Railway
- Awarded “Canada’s Most Powerful CEO” (WXN “Top 100” 2021)
- Appointed as an Honorary Colonel for the Canadian Armed Forces, 21 Squadron
- Recognized by Progressive Railroading and the League of Railway Women as North America’s Outstanding Woman of the Year
- First woman to be appointed to the Railway Association of Canada’s Board of Directors since inception in 1917
- Selected by Railway Age as one of ten women who are visionaries in the rail industry in North America. The first woman to appear on the front cover of Railway Age Magazine since its inception in 1856
- Influential woman of the year by Northern Ontario Business
Corina is a married mother of three and a graduate of Waterloo University in Systems Design Engineering and Business Administration and Management.