Tess Finlay

Tess Finlay is the Business Development Coordinator for the Research & Innovation(R&I) Division at Niagara College. She joined the division in November 2023. In her role, Tess supports the Business Development Manager and all four Innovation Centres with industry and community partner recruitment, new project development & event execution.  

Tess graduated from Humber College with an Advanced Diploma in Public Relations. Prior to her role with R&I, Tess worked alongside some of Canada’s most notable and impactful charities such as World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Free the Children and Environment Defence Canada. Most recently, she worked with Cyber-Seniors Inc. where she played a key role in successfully growing the organizations’ community engagement and expansion across North America.   

With more than 10 years in the field, Tess has assisted in the execution of various national marketing campaigns and promotional events, established strategic alliances with Fortune 100 companies, and implemented a number of highly successful partnership programs.  

Tess currently sits on the Canadian Board of Directors for Cyber-Seniors Inc.