Corinne Pohlmann

Corinne Pohlmann

Senior Vice-President, National Affairs and Partnerships, Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)

Corinne Pohlmann is Senior Vice President, National Affairs and Partnerships for the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), a not-for-profit organization representing 95,000 small and medium-sized businesses across Canada. Corinne is based in Ottawa and is a member of CFIB’s senior management team and leads CFIB’s strategy on federal issues, as well as oversees CFIB’s Atlantic Canada legislative team. Corinne is also responsible for CFIB’s Partnerships function, which provides CFIB members with savings on services essential to their business.

Since joining the Federation in 1998, Corinne first worked in research, where she authored several research reports on a variety of public policy and economic issues. In 2000, Corinne became CFIB’s Director of Provincial Affairs based in Edmonton where she represented the interests of Alberta and NWT members to all levels of government and in 2006 she relocated to Ottawa to work at the national level. Over the last 15 years, Corinne has also had the privilege of managing other areas of CFIB including Business Resources, marketing, economics and CFIB’s strategic partnership functions.

Throughout her career, Corinne participated in numerous national consultations and committees on a wide variety of small business issues, including the Ministerial Advisory Committee on the Underground Economy, the Advisory Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, as well as the Deputy Minister Advisory Committee on Citizenship and Immigration. Corinne is also one of CFIB’s primary spokespeople, having responded to numerous media inquiries on issues affecting small business.

Corinne was born and raised in Montreal where she attended McGill University - graduating with both a Bachelor and a Masters Degree in Geography.