The Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce’s 2022-2023 board of directors was sworn in on July 5. Directors are, front row, left to right, Trevor Lalonde, second vice chair, Anthony Davis, chair, Neil Milner, past chair, and Geoffrey Hatton, first vice chair. In the back row, from left to right, are directors Steven Clark, treasurer, Derek Bain, Alyson Laking, Jean-Mathieu Chenier, Tracy Nutt, Neil Petrin, Joanne LeBreton and Zachary Courtemanche.
GREATER SUDBURY, July 6, 2022 – The Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce welcomed its new board of directors on July 5.
With nine candidates vying for six vacancies on the board this year, the successful candidates are Derek Bain (Beyond Wireless and Adventure 365); Kate Bowman (Centreline Architecture); Geoffrey Hatton (Spectrum Telecom Group); Joanne LeBreton (Baker Tilly SNT); Neil Milner (4M Mining Consulting); and Tracy Nutt (ServiceMaster of Sudbury and Build North Construction). Directors serve a two-year term.
They will join six returning directors who are starting the second year of their two-year term. They include Steven Clark (Glencore); Anthony Davis (Greater Sudbury Plumbing & HVAC); Alyson Laking (Laking Group of Companies); Trevor Lalonde (Fisher Wavy); Kathy Wells-McNeil (Total Nursing Care); and Mike Zanini (Vale).
Four directors have been appointed to the board including Jean-Mathieu Chenier (Greater Sudbury Airport), Zachary Courtemanche (Weaver Simmons), Kristine Morrissey (Cambrian College), and Neil Petrin (RBC Dominion Securities).
The chamber also elected its new executive council, which includes Davis (chair), Hatton (first vice chair), Lalonde (second vice chair), Clark (treasurer), Milner (past chair), and Debbi Nicholson (president & CEO [ex-officio]).
Milner said he looks forward to an exciting year, and reflected on a term he said filled him with pride, before handing over the reins to Davis.
“My experience as chair over the last year has been one of pride,” said Milner. “I have seen the business community rise to the challenges the ongoing pandemic has continued to present. Through their entrepreneurial spirit and drive, it adapted to overcome those challenges by bringing to bear the power of the chamber network, both in Greater Sudbury, provincially, and across Canada. I have an abundance of pride because of the assistance the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce was able to provide to local businesses. I look forward to an exciting year as a member of the board under the leadership of Anthony, and can’t wait to see what Debbi and her staff have in store.”
For Davis, becoming chair of the board for the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce is an exciting opportunity to help local businesses flourish and elicit positive change.
“I can only hope that my influence as chair can help bring action and awareness to the needs of our members,” said Davis. “Sudbury is a community known for its resourcefulness and ingenuity, and I am glad to bring those same attributes to the chamber.”
The swearing-in ceremony was held at Mr. Prime Rib, a local chamber member restaurant, and was officiated by Ontario Court Justice Jenny Restoule-Mallozzi.
The new directors and chair of the board commenced their term on July 6.
The Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce is governed by a 16-member volunteer board of directors. Each member of the board volunteers their expertise, time, and knowledge, reflecting a broad cross-section of the local business community. The board consists of elected directors, serving two-year terms, and appointed directors, serving one-year terms. A term runs from July 1 to June 30 of the following year.
For more information, please contact:
Advocacy and Communications Coordinator
Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce
705-673-7133 ext. 210
The Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce represents over 700 businesses employing in excess of 27,000 employees and works on behalf of its members to influence municipal, provincial and federal legislation affecting the business community.