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Southwestern Ontario Real Estate Forum
Thursday, June 13, 2024
RBC PlaceLondon, Ontario

Joani Gerber
Chief Executive Officer at investStratford


Joani Gerber is the CEO of investStratford where she supports Stratford’s varied business interests encouraging growth, expansions, attractions and new partnerships. Always taking an organic community approach to Economic Development, her current projects include workforce development, attainable housing initiatives and smart and connected community technologies. As a Stratford native, she is deeply committed to pursuing excellence while maintaining both a global vision and a local perspective. In 2022, Joani was named the Business Leader of the Year by the Stratford & District Chamber of Commerce. Joani’s experience includes roles with both the Waterloo and Stratford Accelerator Centres, (where, as Vice-President she was responsible for the incubation programming and the partnerships with post-secondary institutions and all levels of Government), the Perth Community Futures Development Corporation and the Stratford Perth Centre for Business. She holds a degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and serves on many Boards and Committees including the Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance, the United Way Perth-Huron and the Stratford & District Chamber of Commerce where she served as Treasurer and Board Chair.