Harold Simpkins, BA 67, MBA 78, is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Marketing at Concordia's John Molson School of Business (JMSB), where he has taught — and has been gathering high praise from his students — since 1980. With colleague Jordan Le Bel, Harold launched an innovative online course in 2004, Marketing Yourself, which received the Canadian Association for Distance Education award for excellence and innovation in instructional design in 2005. He received the JMSB Distinguished Teaching Award in 2004.
Harold is the Academic Director of the JMSB Marketing Co-op Program and in 2007 was honoured with the Concordia University Institute for Co-operative Education's Momentum Award. He coaches several JMSB teams at inter-university competitions -- his Integrated Marketing Communications team won gold medals in the 2006 and 2007.
Harold concurrently is a consultant and is President of the not-for-profit organization Youth Employment Services, is a past president of the Montreal Amateur Athletic Association and, until 2006, was a Director of the JMSB Alumni.