Pat Griffith

Patrick Griffith retired from the federal government in mid-1997 after a career in the Communications Security Establishment and Treasury Board Secretariat. In the latter organization he was most recently a Director in the Chief Information Office, looking at such concepts as business process re-engineering for government, single window service, federal presence, paper burden reduction for small business, and developing the federal government's Year 2000 strategy.

In retirement, in addition to winemaking, cabinetmaking and some small amount of consulting, Patrick has become re-involved with Opera Lyra Ottawa, where he is Vice Chairman and Chair of the Nominating Committee. He will be going to Algonquin College fulltime in Fall 1999 to pursue a two year program in heritage cabinetmaking.

Mr. Griffith will address what the notion of innovation means to an arts organization in the not for profit sector, with some retrospection about how this compares to his experience in government.

Updated January 24, 2001

Last updated: November 2009