Board of Directors
Greg Webb is the General Manager for the Bancroft & District Chamber of Commerce located in beautiful Bancroft, Ontario. Representing 6 Counties and 14 Municipalities within those Counties, Greg has many plans and ideas for his Chamber. As Greg says “Welcome to the new Chamber….the best is yet to come!”
Greg is a highly acclaimed, results-driven Senior Management Executive and Customer Service Expert with 20+ years of leadership experience. Greg brings to the Chamber extensive experience in business management and development. He has a proven track record of creativity with a unique management style that brings success to any business.
As a 14+ year resident of Bancroft, Ontario Greg comes from a Hospitality, Telecommunications and Customer Service Excellence background. Over the years Greg has excelled in management and senior management positions with companies such as Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Delta Hotels, Marriott Hotels, SkyDome as well as Avaya Canada Corporation.
Prior to joining the Chamber, Greg completed a two year term as a Director on the Bancroft Chamber Board and during that time operated his own business management consulting company, specializing in high profile customer service training.
On August 21, 2013 The Board of Directors of The Bancroft & District Chamber of Commerce were proud to announce the appointment of Mr. Greg Webb as General Manager.
1st Vice Chair
Suzanne Renken joined the Tillsonburg District Chamber of Commerce in December 2006 and currently holds the position of Chief Executive Officer.
Consistent with the overall mandate and objectives of the Board of Directors and the Ontario and Canadian Chambers of Commerce, in this role Suzanne manages the operations of the Chamber and serves as an advocate for the business community on a variety of business issues.
Suzanne was named to the Board of the Chamber Executives of Ontario (CEO) May 2013. Prior to her position at the Chamber, Suzanne worked for IBM Canada Ltd. She is a business degree graduate from Ryerson University.
2nd Vice Chair
Rory Ring, CEO of the Sault Ste Marie Chamber of Commerce came to helm the Sault Chamber February of 2016. Prior to this role he was President & CEO of the Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce. Rory has led and collaborated on many projects that strived to bring exceptional value to the Chamber membership, Network and community. He sits on the Board of Directors for the Chamber Executives of Ontario, Chamber of Commerce Executives Canada, Sault Ste Marie Downtown Association and the Sault Ste Marie Economic Development Corporation.
Over the past 25 years Rory has been involved in traditional commercial lending, run a $12 million innovation loan fund, connected businesses to private equity and venture capital to support high growth innovation. He has dabbled in entrepreneurship and has always been a strong advocate for small business and private sector led economic prosperity. He has a BA in Political Science from the University Western Ontario and MBA from Queens University.
I spent 35 years total in the Banking industry in various roles. I started right out of high school in St. Thomas, and worked 5 years before taking time off to start my family, and went back to work in 1973. In 1992 I was transferred from Seaforth to Ingersoll, where I met my husband Wayne. He sold me my house and then married me 2 years later. He should have sold me a bigger house!
My role in the last 5-6 years before my retirement from the bank was as a Community Manager, responsible for 16 branches in 4 different counties. I had a great career with CIBC.
In May 2005, I started with the Ingersoll District Chamber of Commerce as General Manger. During the ‘90’s I was part of the board of directors for the Chamber, so when this opportunity came around, I applied for the position. Working with business people has always been a passion for me, first through my banking career and then through the Chamber network.
I have one daughter, one step-daughter, two step-sons and 4 grandchildren.
Woodstock & Area Community Health Centre – Vice Chair
Greater London International Airport Authority – Director
Ingersoll Rotary Club – Member
Oxford Women in Networking – Member
Ingersoll Police Service Board – Chair
Alexandra Hospital Board – Chair
CrimeStoppers of Oxford County – Chair
Ingersoll Relay for Life – Chair
Tourism Ingersoll – committee member
Town of Ingersoll – Branding committee Chair
Others boards and organizations
Keanin is the President & CEO of the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce. Prior to that he was Chief Operating Officer of Innovation Factory, located at McMaster Innovation Park, and a lawyer at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld in Washington, DC. He is a graduate of the University of Waterloo and the College of William & Mary School of Law. He lives with his wife and two children in Downtown Hamilton.
Richard has more than 25 years experience as an asssociation manager. As President and CEO of the Markham Board of Trade for more than 6 years, Prior to joining the Board, Richard was President of the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) and is the former VP and Director of Programs for the American Management Association. During his time at CFA was highlighted by Industry Canada as one of only 5 Canadian trade associations recognized for its best practices. He served as the first chairman of the World Franchise Council and helped develop local country associations around the world. He also served on the uniform law commission to create a model franchise legislation in Canada.
Richard is an avid skier, having served for 5 years on the Barrie area Canadian Ski patrol. He enjoys boating and long distance cycling and is also a certified personal trainer. Richard volunteers with many organizations including the Scott Mission in Toronto, the Toronto Children's Aid Society, where he was honoured with the Crystal Heart award for services as their board chair. Richard is a train enthusiast, having rescued 2 histroic rail cars from the wreckers. The cars, currently in Lake Louise, were transformed into luxury meeting facilities and feature in an article written by Pierre Burton in City and Country Homes.
Kathleen Dills is the General Manager of the Halton Hills Chamber of Commerce, a chamber composed of the two urban centres of Acton and Georgetown and many hamlets. Kathleen has had career that spanned from under aged, forced labour at the family newspaper dynasty, a B. Comm from McMaster University, a decade travelling about in “high tech”, great fun years in the natural product industry boom, a couple of years as a national sales manager, a stint as a magazine publisher and, finally, joined the Chamber in 2013 and proudly advocates for the businesses and community of Halton Hills.
With deep roots in the community, Kathleen cannot say no to a good cause. Many hours are spent serving on the board of the Acton BIA, planning the fundraising and events for Heritage Acton and the Acton Town Hall, serving on the Georgetown Hospital Foundation Board and mentoring the Acton Business Company, a high school entrepreneur program.
Gail Hundt joined the team of the Chatham-Kent Chamber of Commerce in 1995, having previously volunteered as a Director. Noting first-hand the Chamber benefits to business, it sparked interest when the opportunity came for the employed position of President and CEO. Prior to this position, Gail was an employee with National Trust for 18+ years, leaving her management role to lead the CK Chamber of Commerce.
Her involvements have provided input on numerous Municipality of Chatham-Kent initiatives over the years, most recently with the Business License Review Committee, Capitol Theatre RFP Committee and the Municipal Council Compensation Committee. Gail has volunteered with many community action groups including the inaugural 2016 ‘Positivity Day in CK’ Steering Committee. She is a Past Director of the YMCA of Chatham-Kent and was Chair of their Building Committee for their new building and facilities. Gail is a past member and Director with the Rotary Club of Chatham. Gail considers herself a ‘freelance’ volunteer, assisting where she can to fill mutual needs while serving as advocate for the business community.
As a lifelong resident of Chatham-Kent, Gail enjoys and shares in all that her community provides. She truly appreciates the balance of family, friends, work and play which fits right along with her 3 life philosophies… 1. Work hard, and have fun doing so 2. Mistakes are made only by those who try… and, 3. Believe (in yourself, your community, your passions…)
Lana has been the Business Development Coordinator with the Chamber of Commerce Brantford-Brant for over 5 years. In addition to diplomas in both Marketing & Administration, Lana also holds the CSP designation with the CPSA. As a didicated Sales Professional Lana enjoys netwoking and assisting Chamber members to grow their products and services through their Chamber Membership. Lana's interests include golf, golf, golf,.....and fitness, food, wine and reading.
Scott is currently the President & CEO of the Milton Chamber of Commerce.
While working for a local radio station in Hamilton in 1983, Scott was encouraged to volunteer in the community and so joined a committee with the Burlington Chamber. That started his now 34+ years of Chamber involvement. Scott served as the Executive Director of the Burlington Chamber (1993–2004) prior to being recruited to be the Vice-President & General Manager of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. At the OCC for ten years, Scott was the VP & General Manager with responsibility for local Chamber relations, among other tasks. Scott has also done consulting for Ryerson University and some local Chambers, as well as serving in 2015-2016 as Vice-President of the Hamilton Chamber.
Scott has been recognized with many distinctions, including: the James G. Carnegie Award (2011); CCEC Executive of the Year (1997); CEO President’s Award (1998); City of Burlington Patron (2003– the first ever recipient); and, the Certified Chamber Executive (CCE) designation. Scott has also served on the Boards of the ACCE, CEO, and CCEC (Board President in 1998-99).
In his limited spare time, Scott works as a background performer in TV shows and movies such as Designated Survivor, Suits, Hannibal, Saving Hope, Operation Avalanche, and PIXELS with Adam Sandler.
Charla Robinson is President of the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce. Her primary responsibility is to provide effective leadership for the membership by carrying out the Chamber's mission, directing internal operations and developing relationships that are beneficial to business advancement. She works to keep our businesses "plugged in" to what is going on.
Charla was previously employed as Executive Director for the Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association (NOMA), advocating for issues towards the betterment of Northwestern Ontario communities. Her passion for local issues and work experience on Parliament Hill and at Queen's Park are invaluable in developing and promoting key policies to all orders of Government.
Her history of volunteerism includes: founding Director of Administration for the Thunder Bay Blues Festival; founding Director of Administration for the Thunder Bay Marathon - Miles with the Giant; past Board member for the Thunder Bay Business Women's Network, and Past President of the Confederation College Alumni Association.