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April 1-3, 2025
Hilton University of Houston
Houston, TX

Kathleen Yurchesyn

Kathleen Yurchesyn

Vice President
Operations and Corporate Development

Born and raised in Sydney, Cape Breton, Kathleen Yurchesyn is a passionate and engaged advocate for the region’s future growth and prosperity. A graduate of the Public Relations Degree program at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Kathleen is currently the Vice President of Operations and Corporate Development with Novaporte – a 2000+ acre transformational port development that will serve as a hub on North America’s East Coast for offshore wind development and green energy production and export.

Previously, Kathleen was the CEO of the Cape Breton Regional Chamber of Commerce for four years. During her time at the Chamber, she has implemented strategies to help grow the organization and region. She has also contributed to the local business community through her advocacy work – encouraging collaboration and cultivating positivity.

Kathleen’s skills include strategic development and implementation and corporate communications, along with organizational leadership and project management. She has demonstrated her ability throughout her career as a collaborative, self-directed and disciplined leader of projects and initiatives across many disciplines. She is committed to and passionate about the growth and revitalization of Cape Breton and the Province of Nova Scotia.