Job Title:Executive Director
Employer:NAIMA Canada
Grad Year:2002
Degree(s):B.A.
Major(s):Geography (BA)
Expertise:Government Relations, Non-Profit, Trade Association
Industry:Government Relations, Trade Association

What makes you a good mentor?

I believe Carleton graduates can offer valuable insight and advice to currents students and gradutaes at a very challenging time for finding meaningful work in their areas of study.

About Jay Nordenstrom

Jay Nordenstrom is the Executive Director of NAIMA Canada representing the mineral fibre and wool insulation manufacturers. He promotes energy efficiency and environmental preservation through the use of his members’ products and encourages the safe production and use of these materials. Mr. Nordenstrom is also on the Executive Committee as Treasurer of the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance. Formerly, Jay was Executive Director for the Canadian Association of Railway Suppliers. Prior to leading associations, Mr. Nordenstrom worked for the Mayor of Ottawa as well as the federal Secretary of State, International Financial Institutions.

Jay is currently the President of the Carleton University Alumni Association and a former member of the Carleton University Board of Governors and the Carleton University Senate. He is also actively involved with a variety of charitable causes including the United Way where he received the Community Builder Award. He is also a past volunteer and board member for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa.

He was recently awarded Ottawa’s Forty under 40 distinction which recognizes accomplished leaders who are under the age of 40 and also give back to their community.