Doug Brooks is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Marketing Association where he is responsible for providing strategic leadership and direction for the organization. The Canadian Marketing Association (CMA) is the only marketing association in Canada that embraces Canada’s major business sectors and all marketing disciplines, channels and technologies. Its programs help shape the future of marketing in Canada by building talented marketers and exceptional business leaders and by demonstrating marketing’s strategic role as a key driver of business success.
Prior to joining CMA, Doug was the Chief Executive Officer of the Certified General Accountants of Ontario. He played an integral role in the unification of the three accounting bodies in Ontario in 2014. In his role, he was responsible for the leadership of the largest provincial CGA association, serving the needs of more than 30,000 CGAs and students in the CGA program of professional studies.
Mr. Brooks has enjoyed a diverse career in senior finance, sales and marketing roles at Coca Cola Canada, CBC Television, and NHL Enterprises.
He received his Chartered Director designation in 2010 from The Directors College at the DeGroote School of Business and the Conference Board of Canada. He is also a member of the Association of Chartered Certified General Accountants, one of the largest global accounting bodies.
Recognized for his service to CGA and the accounting profession, he was acknowledged as a fellow by CGA in 2008. He was also acknowledged as one of the one hundred CGAs that made a difference as part of CGA’s 100th anniversary celebration in 2008. In 2014, he was awarded Life Membership in CPA. In 2012, he received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for community service.
He has been active in his community of Newmarket for many years, coaching minor sports, was on the board of Rose Of Sharon for York Region and served on the Finance Committee at Southlake Regional Hospital Foundation. Mr. Brooks joined the Board of Seneca College on September 1, 2013 and is currently serving as Vice-Chair.