The Board of Directors is the governing body which effects and establishes policy for Mississauga Board of Trade. Together with Executive Committee, it serves as the decision maker for the organization, and works to create a meaningful strategic direction and ensure the financial well-being of MBOT.

Directors are collectively the representatives of the membership and are charged with the responsibility of exercising visionary leadership; establishing values and goals; setting policies and procedures; supporting the employees and volunteers of Mississauga Board of Trade; and respecting them as partners in advancing the MBOT mission.

MBOT’s Board of Directors is comprised of individuals with varied business backgrounds and a broad range of skill sets, viewpoints and business expertise. These dedicated individuals represent the business community to promote and further business in Mississauga.

MBOT’s Board of Directors is comprised of member companies represented by individuals with varied business backgrounds covering a broad range of expertise, viewpoints and experience. These dedicated individuals represent Mississauga’s business community. Our Board of Directors is structured to achieve a balanced representation of business sectors and sizes (small, medium and large).


 

2022 EXECUTIVES

Lucie Shaw – Chair
Lucie Shaw – Chair
Owner - Nurse Next Door Mississauga

website maker Lucie Shaw came from a background in customer experience and leadership and after 25+ years, was looking to make a change towards a more rewarding career.  Having experienced firsthand the challenges of caring for aging parents, she was excited to be able to bring seniors and their families the peace of mind they need through focused, personalized home care services. Along with her husband, David, the married couple of 35+ years has worked hard to establish the Nurse Next Door brand and proudly serve Mississauga. 

Steve Rhone – Vice-Chair
Steve Rhone – Vice-Chair
President - Weston Forest Products Inc.

website maker Steve Rhone has been a vital part of Weston Forest for over 30 years, beginning with a junior role as a labourer in Operations. Since then he has held management roles in every part of the company, including turns as Mill Manager, Night Shift Supervisor, Hardwood Product Manager, US Sales Manager, Vice President of Finance and Operations, and his current role as President.

Amy Delisle – Vice-Chair
Amy Delisle – Vice-Chair
Managing Partner - Keyser Mason Ball LLP

website maker Amy Delisle is the Managing Partner at Keyser Mason Ball, LLP, a member of the firm’s Corporate/Commercial Group and leads the firm’s Franchising, Retail & Distribution Group. She regularly advises a range of corporate clients, including local start-ups, family owned businesses and national corporations on all aspects of business law, with an emphasis on franchise systems for both franchisees and franchisors.

Ken Tencer – Immediate Past Chair
Ken Tencer – Immediate Past Chair
CEO - Spyder Works Inc.

website maker He is co-developer of The 90% Rule®, a success-tested innovation process that enables businesses of all sizes to identify, filter and implement growth opportunities. A successful entrepreneur and business developer, Ken has built international-scale companies spanning manufacturing, product development, distribution and professional services. As CEO of Spyder Works®, Ken helps companies with both branding and innovation strategy. His insights on entrepreneurship and innovation appear in his monthly column for Canada’s National Newspaper, the Globe & Mail.

Crystal Reedie – Treasurer
Crystal Reedie – Treasurer
Senior Director, Role Strategy - Royal Bank of Canada

website maker Crystal Reedie is the Senior Director, Role Strategy at the Royal Bank of Canada.

Ellen McGregor
Ellen McGregor
Owner - Fielding Environmental

website maker Ellen McGregor is the principal owner and CEO of Fielding Environmental – an award winning clean-tech company specializing in chemical and refrigerant recovery to produce high quality recycled chemicals.  Committed to serving the peak of the waste management hierarchy, Ellen trade marked the phrase Cradle to Cradle® long before the words had market meaning.  She is a champion for innovation believing that Canada can and should be the world’s leader in resource recovery.  

Adam Nowak
Adam Nowak
Senior Vice President - Gallagher

website maker Adam is the Senior Vice President Commercial at Arthur J. Gallagher , Mississauga Branch. He offers over 30 years of experience in arranging Commercial Insurance Programs and Risk Management Strategies for his commercial clients. Adam has proactively maneuvered his clients through many market fluctuations and industry trends, anticipating the next challenge in order to best position his clients for their ultimate benefit.

Trevor McPherson – Ex-officio
Trevor McPherson – Ex-officio
CEO & President - Mississauga Board of Trade

website maker Trevor is a not-for-profit senior executive with extensive experience in economic development, and driving domestic and international business growth. He is well versed in government relations, stakeholder engagement and consensus building, having held numerous positions at the Ontario Chamber of Commerce over the past 15 years, most recently as Vice President, Member Services.


DIRECTORS

Mo Amin
Mo Amin
VP – Value, Access & Policy - AstraZeneca

website maker Mo Amin is the Vice President of Value, Access & Policy at AstraZeneca Canada Inc., one of Canada’s leading biopharmaceutical companies. Mo brings to the position more than 25 years’ experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, including extensive experience within the areas of Market Access, Medical Affairs, Health Economics and Real World Evidence (RWE).

Steve D’Agostino
Steve D’Agostino
President - Avega Inc.

website maker Experienced President with a demonstrated history of working in the telecommunications industry. Strong business development professional skilled in Negotiation, Sales, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Sales Operations, and Sales Management.

Mary Ann Wenzler-Wiebe
Mary Ann Wenzler-Wiebe
Vice President - GTA West - Business Development Bank of Canada

website maker Mary Ann looks after the GTA West area of the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC). In that role, she leads a team of professionals dedicated to serving Canadian businesses through financing, venture capital and advisory services with a focus on small and medium sized enterprises. In addition, she works closely with BDC’s Automotive team and Tech Sector team.

Parveen Dhupar
Parveen Dhupar
Chief Creative Officer - BTI Brand Innovations Inc.

website maker Parveen Dhupar is a seasoned brand strategist, visionary, designer, serial entrepreneur, connector, lecturer, public speaker, author, coach, mentor to many entrepreneurs, and founder of BTI Brand Innovations Inc. (BTI), a boutique creative agency offering full integrated creative and marketing services to H2H (Human2Human) client partners. He is the lead connector at BTI. Connectors are changemakers, visionaries, storytellers, dreamers and innovators who share a common passion for connecting brands with people, and people with brands.

Sameer Sharma
Sameer Sharma
President - Crown Group of Hotels

website maker Sameer Sharma helped create his family business as Director of Crown Group of Hotels, which owns and operates five hotels under internationally known flags: Marriott, Hilton, Best Western and Choice. He was the youngest in the world at age 23 to complete Marriott Executive Excellence Program which allows him to operate or manage any Marriott brand hotel in the world.

Eileen Waechter
Eileen Waechter
Director - Corporate Relations and Strategic Partnerships - Greater Toronto Airports Authority

website maker An experienced leader and trusted adviser, with a demonstrated record of success in commercial and strategic roles, enabled by strong business acumen and a commitment to effective relationships.

Linda Kern
Linda Kern
Founder & CEO - The Kern Group Inc.

website maker A highly regarded business development professional, Linda is the Founder & CEO of The Kern Group—a company specializing in fractional sales leadership, strategy, training, and consulting. As part of her private practice, Linda leads a Sales Leaders Peer Group and also works one-on-one with Sales Leaders. Linda has over 20 years’ experience helping companies achieve and exceed their sales goals and has worked in the financial services, manufacturing, technology, transportation, printing, and insurance sectors.

Janet Wardle
Janet Wardle
President & CEO - MHI Canada Aerospace Inc

website maker A passionate and driven individual, Janet Wardle became CEO and President of MHI Canada in April 2019 where she started out as Director of Supply Chain and then Vice President/ General Manager. MHICA’s facilities include a 270,000 square foot state-of-the-art manufacture and assembly facility and complimented by another over 200,000 square foot of warehousing, technical school and office space

Wade Hall
Wade Hall
AVP - Advancement and Relations - Sheridan College

website maker Senior Fundraising Leader with extensive experience and a solid record of achievements in healthcare and academic environments in various fund development roles.

Susanne Balpataky
Susanne Balpataky
Partner - Speigel Nichols Fox LLP

website maker Susanne is an experienced commercial litigator and employment lawyer who has practiced at Speigel Nichols Fox LLP since joining the firm in 1991.Her commercial litigation practice encompasses a broad range of matters including commercial contract disputes, shareholder disputes, negligence and breach of trust claims, mortgage fraud, and fraudulent conveyances, as well as enforcement of creditors’ rights, bankruptcy and insolvency matters, and estate litigation.

Andrew Stelmacovich
Andrew Stelmacovich
Executive Director of Advancement - University of Toronto Mississauga

website maker A senior strategist who has more than 25 years of experience building and managing public–private sector partnerships, fundraising for higher education, directing government and stakeholder relations, developing high-performance teams, driving marketing programs, and leading complex business strategies. Experience includes the public and non-profit sectors, with expertise in university advancement.