Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership appoints Officers and Board of Directors

The Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership disclosed yesterday its Board of Directors roster for 2012, re-electing three standing officers and adding a number of new council members.

Re-elected are Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley who will continue on as Chair, Lambton County CAO Ron Van Horne who will continue as Treasurer, and Bruce Hein, owner of Express Employment Professionals, who will remain on the council as Vice-Chair.

The Officers’ positions are filled yearly.

The Board also welcomed new Lambton College President Judy Morris, who replaces Lambton College’s outgoing President Tony Hanlon. Her predecessor Dr. Hanlon served on the Economic Partnership Board since March 2002.

Recently re-elected President of the Sarnia & District Labour Council, Ray Fillion, was welcomed back to the Economic Partnership Board, replacing outgoing Sarnia & District Labour Council President, June Maruschak who served on the Economic Partnership Board since January 2010.

Directors can serve for successive years, if re-elected.

The Partnership's newly elected Board includes:

Don Anderson, General Manager, Business Development Corporation
Warden Steve Arnold, County of Lambton
Chair, Mayor Mike Bradley, City of Sarnia
Sue Drellick, Human Resources Manager, Worley Parsons
Mario Fazio, Broker, Royal LePage Key Realty
Lloyd Fennell, City Manager, City of Sarnia
Garry McDonald, President, Sarnia-Lambton Chamber of Commerce
Judy Morris, President, Lambton College
Vice Chair, Bruce Hein, Owner, Express Employment Professionals
Jane Keast, Director Refinery Operations, Suncor Energy Inc.
Ron MacDougall, Farmer, Oil Springs
George Mallay, General Manager, Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership
Ray Fillion, President, Sarnia & District Labour Council
Ross McEachran, President, Vidal Street Industrial Park Inc.
Alex Palimaka, VP Corporate Services and General Counsel, Bluewater Power
Treasurer, Ron Van Horne, CAO, County of Lambton

The Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership has been recognized as one of the top Economic Development organizations in the country.

"The Economic Partnership will soon be releasing its Strategic Plan, based on community input, to lead Sarnia-Lambton’s economic growth in the years ahead," said the Board in a statement they released.

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