BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Bob Armstrong

President

Armstrong Trade and Logistics Advisory Services Inc.


Bob Armstrong, CITP, PLog, CMILT, is President of Armstrong Trade and Logistics Advisory Services Inc. (ATLAS). On August 1, 2012 Bob was appointed President of The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport in North America (CILTNA). Bob has over 40 years of experience in the fields of Global Supply Chain, International Trade, Cross Border Logistics and Customs Regulations and procedures.


Bob also served as President of Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Canada (SCL) from November 2007 to July 2012.

Bob Armstrong further served as President and CEO for the Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters Inc. for nine years and as President of the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers of Canada (AIAMC) for nine years. Prior experience includes nine years in Senior Management in the Supply Chain & Logistics industry and several years in Ottawa with a major Government Relations Firm and earlier as a Partner of a Major Public Accounting Firm Bob has developed and led trade logistics missions to Hong Kong and China, SE Asia and the USA and has extensive experience assisting Canadian companies to find new sources of supply and/or customers for their products while ensuring their goods are moved cost effectively, efficiently with visibility and supply chain resilience to and from global markets.

Bob has also performed consulting engagements with respect to multimodal transportation hubs/gateways in Ontario, Alberta and Saskatchewan. ATLAS through the efforts of Bob Armstrong has performed numerous consulting/new business consulting projects for Ports of Belledune, Thunder Bay and Hamilton. Similar projects have been done for McMaster Institute of Transport & Logistics (MITL).Bob performed a rail connectivity project at the Port of Hamilton early 2014.Bob recently completed a Feasibility Study in partnership with CPCS Transcom for a Rail-on-Apron project in Port Colborne. Other current projects relate to international trade, government affairs, transportation management, and developing new marine services. Currently, Bob is involved with the University of Windsor, Cross-Border Institute performing a Feasibility Study for new proposed Customs and Logistics Specialty Services at the Gordie Howe International Bridge connecting Windsor and Detroit. Bob Armstrong is a known national.


Scott Howard

Director
The Brock Voice

Scott spent close to two decades working as an award-winning community journalist before joining the Workforce Development Board, a not-for-profit organization serving the communities of Kawartha Lakes, Peterborough, Northumberland and Haliburton. A graduate of Loyalist College’s print journalism program, Scott continues to dabble in his former career as co-owner of The Brock Voice, an online publication.An avid volunteer, Scott also serves on the City of Kawartha Lakes’ accessibility advisory committee, the Kawartha Lakes/Haliburton poverty reduction committee, in addition to actively fundraising for a number of area charities.

Wendy Short

Treasurer

BMO

Wendy is a trusted advisor to Small Medium Enterprises and Mid Commercial accounts with over 20 years financial industry experience. Diversified mix of relationships and expertise in Retail Petroleum and the Insurance Broker Industries. Her relationship with businesses is a partnership and she will act as trusted advisor. As a Relationship Manager at BMO she engages all lines of business within BMO Financial Group with your business objectives top of mind. Her focus is to ensure she is assisting you in achieving your business financial goals. Wendy is a strong advocate for her clients. Wend is extremely hard working and an accomplished Commercial AccountManger. Wendy is a considered a valued financial partner to the individuals and business owners she assists.


Charlie McDonald

Director
The Grand Experience & Grand Pub

In 2010, Charlie became the owner of The Grand Experience and Grand Pub, a 150 year old establishment in the heart of downtown Lindsay. Famous for its homemade pizza and wings, The Grand is the proud host to thousands of new and returning patrons every year and is the favourite hotspot for a lot of Lindsay's locals.  Born and raised in Lindsay, Charlie is involved with numerous community events and organizations.  As President of the Lindsay Downtown BIA, he is committed to the success and vitality of the downtown and has been a proud organizer of the annual Terry Fox Run for the past 28 years.


Nicki Dedes

Director
The Olympia Restaurant & Cafe

Nicki is the independent operator of a legendary downtown landmark, the Olympia Restaurant. She got there by following the footsteps of determined business leaders, inspired by their ethos and creativity. Now standing on the shoulders of giants, Nicki is determined to keep the Olympia story alive and relevant. When she is not in the restaurant, Nicki spends her time volunteering for a number of organizations throughout the City of Kawartha Lakes. Nicki is currently a Director on the Regional Tourism Organization 8 Kawarthas Northumberland Board of Directors. 

Roderick Benns

Director
The Lindsay Advocate

Roderick Benns is the publisher of The Lindsay Advocate, a magazine and news site focused on the social and economic wellness of Kawartha Lakes. In the 1990s he won a first place national newspaper award through the Canadian Community of Newspapers Association while with Lindsay This Week. Since then he has interviewed former Prime Ministers of Canada, Ministers, and Senators, and his writing has appeared in The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, and National Post. Roderick is the author of five books, the latest called Basic Income: How a Canadian Movement Could Change the World. 


Matthew Maddox

Director
Kawartha Lakes Pride

Matthew Maddox is a valued LDCC Board Members and Co-Founder of Kawartha Lakes Pride, who are responsible for the annual Pride Picnic in the Kawarthas. Matthew has a passion for social justice and has been integral in the launch of the LDCC Diversity Initiative. He will be taking the lead on the initiative going forward visiting member businesses and encouraging their participation in our Kawartha Lakes Welcoming Diversity program.

Kattie Hornshaw-Phillips

Executive Director
William Place Retirement Residence


Brian Haire

Director
BTW Electronics

Brian Haire co-owner of BTW Electronic Parts and IT Services has been in the Telecom / IT space for over 40 years, Previously Brian was the VP of Operations at Turris Contractors, Frontier Communications,  Mobia Technical Solutions, Huawei Canada, Technical Quality Prime at Nortel Networks Americas, and started his career as an installer / integrator. Brian brings a vast amount of technical aptitude and experience to BTW and Lindsay, bringing expertise from around North America to Lindsay to offer expert IT and Phone Services, Power Engineering and Sales / Leasing.


Kris Reynolds

Director
Bulldogg Custom Apparel Ltd.

Kris began his career s a sales representative with Bell Mobility working his way up at the Bell Corporate Head Office in Mississauga as a sales coach & regional sales trainer for Central & Northern Ontario. He returned to Lindsay to work with a Bell Franchisee to expand their dealership from 1 to 4 
locations. In 2011 he partnered to open Bulldogg Apparel Ltd.  
Lindsay. After 19 years with Bell, Kris decided to move pursue the development of Bulldogg full time. Kris is the founder of the 
non-profit karate organization; Karate Kawartha Lakes, which today has grown into 6 schools in located in Lindsay, Lakehurst, Oakwood, Minden, Wasaga Beach and Ottawa. He is currently President and Chief Instructor for the Kawartha Lakes organization. Kris is very active and passionate about scuba diving and is an IDC Staff Instructor with P.A.D.I. In 2019 he opened a PADI Dive Centre in Lindsay where he actively teaches recreational scuba diving and specialty courses, and sells and services the top brands of diving equipment. Kris also facilitates dive specific travel for clients

Manley Lavender

Director
Lavender & Associates Health and Safety Consulting

Manley Lavender established his Health & Safety Consulting business in 2006, with the focus on delivering high quality safety training and consulting services to Durham Region/GTA businesses and beyond. Fast forward to 2017, and Lavender Consulting has refined its Consulting Services to reflect Health and Safety Compliance and Human Resource Business Services to the City of Kawartha Lakes Business Community area. Manley's core strength is in Health and Safety is; Site Safety Inspection/Audits, Risk Management Analysis, Event Management, Teaching Health and Safety Compliance, performing Ergonomic Workplace Assessments, WSIB Claim Management support and implementation of Safe Operating Procedures. Manley has been very active in working with area businesses, Lindsay Chamber Executive team and City of Kawartha Lakes Economic and Development partners, to increase the awareness of the importance of Health and Safety compliance. He has delivered numerous workshops on health and safety compliance and communication strategies. It has always been his goal to work very closely with businesses to ensure that his work represented their employment needs, from a business compliance perspective. 

Dr. Brett Goodwin

Director
Fleming College Frost Campus

In 1993, Dr. Goodwin earned a B.Arts.Sc. majoring in Biology from the interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences Program at McMaster University. In 2000, he earned a Ph.D. in landscape ecology and ecological modeling from Carleton University in Ottawa. From 2000 to 2003, he worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, New York. In 2003, Dr. Goodwin joined the Department of Biology at the University of North Dakota, where he earned tenure and promotion. At the University of North Dakota he took on a number of leadership roles including Chairing the Biology Department and playing leadership roles in University-wide service such as undergraduate curriculum review and institutional accreditation.

Over his career, Dr. Goodwin has taught primarily ecology and statistics courses. At the University of North Dakota, he took a leadership role in transforming undergraduate curriculum to a more active- and collaborative-learning pedagogy. This included helping get a 180 seat SCALE UP (Student-Centered Active Learning Environment for Undergraduate Programs) room on campus and providing the faculty development necessary for a successful transition into such an active-learning focused space.

Dr. Goodwin took on the Dean role for the School of Environmental and Natural Resources Sciences at the Frost campus of Fleming College in May, 2017. Since then he has been working with a diverse and dedicated group of faculty, technicians, and staff at this unique school focusing on career preparation and applied research in the environmental field. 


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