Distinguished Fellow Kathy McKeil

Kathy McKeil is the Chief of Staff for Breakwater Financial. With more than 30 years experience in event planning, marketing and corporate communications, Kathy has a proven track record of developing and executing successful campaigns and programs that drive business and enhance workplace culture. A natural people person, Kathy excels at connecting people and opportunities. A passionate philanthropist, Kathy is Chair of the McKeil Family Foundation, a long-standing board member of Swim Drink Fish Canada and co-founder of SEED HHN.


Kathy and her husband have been strong supporters of Mohawk College for many years, offering advice to future entrepreneurs, organizing informative guest lectures, hiring graduates, and even supporting Christmas toy drives. Mohawk’s McKeil School of Business is named in honour of a donation that McKeil Marine, made to the college’s Fennell Campus Renewal campaign in 2011, and in 2021, the McKeils presented the last of a series of special $5,000 scholarships that were given out to six deserving students each year, for five years.