Ted is a Chartered Accountant and has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McMaster University. He currently provides consulting services related to the life insurance industry, with a focus on solvency and prudential regulation. Previously Ted was a partner in the insurance practice group of KPMG LLP. Ted has served a number of community organizations such as Hamilton Theatre Inc. as Treasurer and Vice Chair, Theatre Aquarius Board of Directors and as a member and chair of the Board of Trustees for his church.
Toni has been employed with Canada Revenue Agency since 1986, specializing as a Non-Resident auditor. Over the last 25 years Toni has been a volunteer for several other organizations including Hamilton Holland Club, Youthfest, Sound of Music Festival, Heritage Burlington (LACAC). Her hobby is photography and she is a very active member of the Latow Photographers Guild. She has been President of the Latow for 4 of the last 9 years. She was also Vice-President of Arts Burlington in 2010. Since 2001 she has volunteered over 3,000 hours at BAC.
Jim is President and Chief Executive Officer of the YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford which represents more than 120 sites across the region serving over 201,000 people in programs designed to nurture the potential of children, youth and adults. Jim is recognized for his commitment to partnership, community building and governance best practice. This vision for innovative partnership models in the not-for-profit sector has been realized through the Les Chater Family YMCA which was constructed and operates in partnership with the City of Hamilton, Hamilton Public Library and the YMCA. Jim has servedas Chair of the Hamilton Immigration Partnership Council, Chair of the Canadian Urban Group of YMCAs, Past President of the Hamilton Rotary Club, Past Chair of North American Metro YMCAs, and member of the World Urban Network of YMCAs.
Sandra has had a long career with ArcelorMittal Dofasco, and is currently responsible for Internal Communications and managing the company’s philanthropy program. Previously she was General Manager Corporate Projects in the Quality Systems Department, responsible for leading major cross functional projects involving significant organizational change. Prior to that, she was General Manager Marketing. She has also worked in Strategic Planning and in a variety of roles and product areas in the Sales Department. Sandra’s community work is extensive. She serves on the Board of Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital; is a member of the United Way’s Citizen Investment Review Panel for Burlington; and is Past President of the Greater Hamilton Wellness Foundation Board (formerly VON Hamilton Foundation); and a Board Member of the McMaster University Foundation Board. She has served in leadership roles on numerous McMaster University committees including President of both the Alumni Association and the Association of Part Time Students. She has received awards for distinguished service from both the Alumni Association and the Part Time Students Association.
Tom recently retired as Chief Agent & Business Leader of the Canadian Branch operations of GE Employers Reassurance Corporation, a US based reinsurer and a subsidiary of General Electric Company. As chief executive officer in Canada he is accountable to the parent company and regulatory authorities for the prudent management of the business, the security of its assets, and the adequacy of its capital to fulfill policyholder obligations. Before joining GE he served over 3 years in the public service as General Manager – Finance & Administration for the County of Simcoe. As the County’s CFO he oversaw the finance, technology, human resources, procurement and property administration functions, and was responsible for developing and executing the County’s budget and long term strategic plan.
His earlier 30 year career in the private sector represents a broad and diverse background. As a financial executive he spent 15 years in the life insurance and reinsurance industry, 5 years with New York Life and then over 10 years as CFO of Revios Reinsurance. Earlier in his career he was the CFO of a private hotel management company, Chief Accountant of the Mercantile Bank of Canada, and a corporate tax specialist for over 12 years with major companies in the transportation, manufacturing, mining and financial services industries. Tom graduated from Concordia University with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, is a Certified Management Accountant, and a certified member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Tom has served on corporate and not-for-profit boards, including Chair of FEI Canada (2005-06), and is currently a director of the Southern Golden Horseshoe Chapter of Financial Executives International Canada and a trustee of the Canadian Financial Executives Research Foundation.
Paul is Head of Finance, Canadian Banking Operations at RBC. In his over 20 years with RBC Paul has held roles in branch management, training, sales and service leadership, operations and finance. Paul has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McMaster University and a Specialized Studies Certificate in Human Resources Management through the Institute of Canadian Bankers (McMaster). Paul is an active member of the Burlington Art Centre and the Latow Photographer’s Guild, participating in exhibitions and competitions and serving for several years on Latow’s Board as a Director and Treasurer. Paul is an active Scout Leader in Burlington and spent several years with the United Way as a funding review volunteer and as a member of the Agency Relations Committee.
Martin is Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, with the communications consulting firm Maverick Inc. Mr. McInally has extensive national and international experience across all aspects of private and public sector communications. He is an expert in developing strategic communications concepts and translating them into deliverable initiatives. He is a trusted advisor to global business leaders on critical issues occurring in complex and dynamic environments. Prior to joining Maverick, Martin spent five years in Switzerland as a senior communications executive at two of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies - Roche and Novartis. A highlight of his European experience was his unique positioning as a core member of the marketing group that conducted the world-wide launch of two of the world's most novel oncology treatments.
Martin has also developed critical partnership initiatives with global advocacy organizations to raise disease and treatment awareness among key stakeholders. He is the past National Director of Marketing and Communications for the Canadian Diabetes Association. He has also worked extensively in government relations - both from the agency side and also from the inside working directly with the Ontario Solicitor General as his Communications and Media Relations Special Advisor. Martin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Western Literature and Classical Studies from the University of Western Ontario.
In addition to a successful career in the insurance industry, Bob has been an active volunteer and leader with the BAC and in the community for many years. He is President of the Sculptors and Woodcarvers Guild at the BAC, Chair of the Christmas Sale & Soup Bowl event, and Secretary of the Arts Burlington Council.His past volunteer leadership roles include: Head Coach at the Burlington Lawn Bowling Club;Publicity Director for the Burlington International Games; volunteer at the Salvation Army, Red Cross, Sound of Music Festival; and President of the Burlington Lawn Bowling and Leaside Lawn Bowling Clubs; President of the Society of Fellows, Toronto Chapter of the Insurance Institute of Canada; and a hockey referee for 46 years.
Allan is the Principal and founder of Allan Ramsey Planning Associates Inc. Well known and highly respected in the Greater Toronto planning community, Allan brings nearly 30 years of experience in land use planning, policy development, development planning and public consultation. Prior to founding his own private practice, Allan held senior positions with the Town of Oakville and City of Burlington planning departments. His experience also includes undertaking community consultation and public meeting facilitation and providing mediation and negotiation services. Allan is a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners, the Ontario Professional Planners Institute and an active member of the Burlington Rotary Club.
Bill is an accomplished architect with over 25 years of professional experience. He has experience with major Private Public Partnerships, and has managed commercial, infrastructure and community projects in Canada and all over the world. Bill is a member of the OAA, past Secretary of the Hamilton Burlington Society of Architects and past member of the Royal Architectural Institute Canada (RAIC).
John is the Burlington City Council representative on the Art Centre Board. He has represented Ward 3 since 1988 and entered his seventh term in December 2006. Prior to his career in politics he gained extensive diversified management experience in both the packaged consumer goods and pharmaceutical industries. He also holds an honours degree in Chemistry from the University of British Columbia. Previous community service positions have included the Burlington Public Library Board, Halton Regional Police Service Board and the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital Board of Governors. John was also the Founding Chairman of the Credit River Division of the Industrial Accident Prevention Association of Ontario.