Alex Dagg is the Manager of Public Policy for Airbnb in Canada. A longtime labour leader, Alex is focused on strengthening the company’s relationships with government officials, small business owners, civic leaders and our more than 50,000 hosts in every corner of Canada. At Airbnb, Alex focuses on developing relationships with governments at various levels across Canada to ensure everyday people can share their homes to make ends meet and pay the bills, while contributing to their communities and supporting local businesses. Throughout her career, Alex has been an advocator, organizer, and passionate defender who creates and protects opportunity for people. Alex joined Airbnb after spending more than four years as the Director of Operations at the National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA), where she helped lead the organization victoriously through the 2012 NHL players lockout. She joined the NHLPA in December 2011 and was a lead negotiator for 730 NHL players which resulted in a 10-year collective agreement in January 2013. The new agreement included improved playing conditions for players as well as a new signature defined benefit retirement plan with trustees representing the NHL and the NHLPA. Alex also oversaw the design and implementation of two defined contribution plans, and acted as co-chair of the NHL Players Retirement Benefits plan. Prior to the NHLPA, Alex spent more than twenty years in organized labor, most recently as International Vice President of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and as an Executive Vice President at the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees (UNITE). At UNITE, Alex led the union’s Canadian political, legislative and organizing work on behalf of more than XY,000 workers. Alex was the first Canadian and first woman from UNITE to be elected as an Executive Vice-President of the International Union in 2004. In her role as Canadian Director and Executive Vice-President, she championed the rights of Canadian low-waged workers and women. Alex led numerous successful and high-profile organizing campaigns and collective bargaining across Canada in manufacturing, food service, social service and hospitality sectors. Currently, she is a board member of the Hillman Foundation, a 60-year-old journalism award and sponsor of public programs on progressive issues. As a board member, she founded the annual Canadian Hillman Award in Journalism, which is recognized as the progressive Pulitzer Prize of Canadian journalism. Alex is also a member of the Advisory Committee of the Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources at the University of Toronto. Alex received her Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University in 1984 and her Master of Industrial Relations degree from the University of Toronto in 1988.