Katie Beatty, Community Engagement Specialist, NAPCP
Before joining the NAPCP, Katie spent more than 10 years of incorporating and implementing payment strategies for large financial institutions and government entities with the focus of process improvement and cost savings. Now she focuses on creating engagement opportunities for members and subscribers of the NAPCP, as well as speaks on commercial card best practices for other associations and at NAPCP events. She has an absolute passion for the outdoors, being the life of the party, her family and of course, Commercial Cards.
Doug Doucette, Instructor, Mount Royal University
Doug Doucette is a retired lawyer with 37 years of experience in business and law. He holds a B.Sc. in mathematics, completed graduate studies in statistics and holds a D.Jur. from the University of Calgary. Doug’s work in mathematics was primarily in optimization and later in the area of econometrics where he produced original work in the area of inequalities. He transitioned quickly into software and was a senior applications system analyst in transportation optimization, refinery modelling and regression anaysis of seismic data prior to law school. As a lawyer, a large part of his practice was in the area of software and IT contracts of every description. Doug was also General Counsel with one of the largest middle-eastern construction companies where he dealt with issues of corporate governance as well as the development and implementation of policy and procedure and best practices. Upon returning to Canada, Doug began teaching business law and contract management at Mount Royal University in Calgary where he remains today. He has been married for 31 years and has two adult daughters.
Louise Guigue, CPA, CGA, Manager, Financial Services Systems & Disbursements, NAV CANADA
An experienced accounting and finance manager with over 25 years of varied experience. Louise’s work with Tier 1 ERPs across different areas has given her the necessary knowledge and experience to implement and improve P2P, Travel Expense, Corporate Card Administration and Cash Management processes. Her current portfolio also includes system support for GL, and Financial Planning. Continuous improvement goals and the application of new technologies are what drive her. Recent system implementations and process improvements have reduced time and effort in the P2P cycle by half.
Rita Orsatti, Accounts Payable Manager, Sinai Health System, Mount Sinai Hospital
Rita Orsatti is a Finance professional with over 20 years of experience in Accounts Payable. She has had the opportunity to lead the implementation and process development of a variety of travel & entertainment and procurement card programs. Rita is currently the Manager of Accounts Payable for Sinai Health System, Mount Sinai Hospital where she manages the VISA Procurement Card program and has led the successful implementation of the Scotiabank VISA Automated Payables program.
Annemarie Reininger, Managing Director, ARC – A. Reininger Consulting
A skilled senior executive with over 25 years of Supplier Relationship Management and Strategic Sourcing in Business Travel & Expense Management who brings the right blend of strategic expertise and a well-rounded perspective from holding senior management positions both on the supplier and buyer sides of the business travel industry.
A recognized leader in the industry with an impressive array of past career experiences and accomplishments with fortune 500 companies such as American Express, Four Seasons Hotels, Ritz Carlton Hotels, MDS Inc. and former Board of Director’s member of ACTE (Association of Corporate Travel Executives). BTN (Business Travel News) has quoted Annemarie as “one of the most identifiable personalities in the Canadian business travel management profession, symbolizing her as a consummate leader."
Today, Annemarie is the Managing Director of A. Reininger Consulting, an independent management consultancy firm that partners with both the buyer and supplier leaders within the business travel industry as well as the strategic sourcing industry to solve the most complex business challenges that drive results by identifying and analyzing opportunities to improve their bottom-line.
Lilia Tanjuakio, MBA, Director, Finance, Deloitte Canada
Lilia Tanjuakio, MBA, is a Deloitte finance director responsible for providing strategic direction and managing the P2P and travel and expense process. With over 20 years of experience in process excellence, she is responsible for defining and implementing strategies on streamlining processes and maximizing value, including implementation of ePayables to the whole organization (e.g., P-Card, central bill, A2P and Corporate Card). She is also responsible for securing executive buy-in to support the e-Payables initiative.
In addition, she has been responsible for delivering multi-million-dollar savings realized from taking the ePayables strategy to reality. This did not only support the organization’s vision, but also improved relationships with the vendors.