Left to right: Johanne Rappoccio, Harpreet Zingh, Tina Chiu, Evan Moore, Josh Belczyk, Manpreet Mann, Heather Arthur, Donna Pascal, Todd Letts, Heather Stratti, Iain McNab, Vanessa White, Louis Vouloukos. Missing: Keith Reardon
As Brampton’s largest business association, the Board of Trade prides itself on the diversity of its members, volunteers, and staff. In keeping with this, BBOT is excited to welcome a new, diverse group of accomplished individuals from various sectors and business sizes to its 2018 Board of Directors.
Get to know the board's 2018 leadership team!
Heather Strati is a partner in the Deloitte Private group with over 20 years of experience in the profession. Heather has experience in various industries, including professional services, public-private partnerships (P3s), manufacturing and consumer business. She has worked with a diverse group of clients ranging from privately held companies of all sizes to large public companies.
Partner, Prouse Dash & Crouch LLP
Evan Moore is a long-time volunteer with the Brampton Board of Trade. In addition to his time as Chair of the Board, Evan has also served as Chair of the Policy and Government Relations Committee, spearheading some of the organization’s important advocacy initiatives. Evan is a partner with Prouse, Dash & Crouch, LLP, where he practices civil advocacy with a focus in Commercial Litigation. Evan’s firm supports a number of charities and community organizations in Brampton.
Branch Manager, BDC
Executive Advisor,Acretiv Partners
Joshua Belczyk is a cross-functional executive and advisor who has helped transform all aspects of Advanced Manufacturing organizations and navigate critical situations for over fifteen years. With deep expertise in Chemicals, Metals, and Environmental Services as a long-term P/L Manager and Operations Leader as well as a Corporate Development Director and Financial Advisor, Mr. Belczyk understands the perspectives of all stakeholders necessary for the execution of major initiatives. Most recently Mr. Belczyk led the acquisition, integration, expansion and evolution of Zochem Inc. to become an award-winning, global industry leader.
Chief Human Resources Officer, Maple Lodge Farms
Vanessa White has an extensive background in HR, bringing more than 20 years of experience from some of Canada’s Top 100 employers, including Sodexo Canada and Coca-Cola Bottling. Deeply committed to Diversity & Inclusion, Vanessa was a founding member & national chair of Sodexo’s Women in Leadership & Learning and is a founding board member of Canadian Business SenseAbility.
Vice President, Operations, BMP Metals
Johanne is the VP of Operations for the Bempro Global Group (BMP Metals, CableTalk, ClimateWorx), located in Brampton, Ontario. A long-term strategic planner by nature, Johanne has over 25 years of operations management experience in the advanced manufacturing sector. While passionate towards local sourcing, Johanne also welcomes the challenge of expanding borders as companies and communities seek to establish their foothold in an increasingly global economy.
Lawyer, Lawrence Stevenson LLP
Louis is a business lawyer with Lawrence, Lawrence, Stevenson LLP, a law firm that has contributed three past-presidents to the BBOT. As part of Lawrences’ Business Law Group, Louis advises owner-managed businesses on all aspects of private company law, including business acquisitions and divestitures, business structures, corporate finance and security, corporate reorganizations, business succession strategies and corporate governance. Additionally, Louis has a special focus on franchise law advising franchisors as well as franchisees on all aspects of franchise law. In addition to other professional and community involvements, Louis has been an active member of the Brampton Broad of Trade International Trade Committee since 2012.
VP, HR and Talent Management, Dynacare
Donna Pascal has 20 years of experience in Human Resources, the last 13 years serving as a Senior HR Executive for a number of fortune 500 companies. Donna currently leads the human resources function at Dynacare, a health and wellness solutions provider and “Top Employer in the GTA”. As Vice President of Human Resources, Donna leads a team of 25 professionals and oversees organizational effectiveness, learning and development, talent management, talent acquisition and wellness, health and safety.
VP, Intermodal, CN
Keith Reardon was appointed Vice President of Intermodal Services in May 2012, based in Brampton. Keith oversees all aspects of the company’s domestic and international intermodal activities. Passionate about logistics, Keith has more than 20 years of experience in the field; he also held senior positions with outside firms in the world of logistics for a number of years.
Director, Small Business Care, Rogers Communications
Heather Arthur has spent years motivating and energizing audiences to take charge of their business and their life. After starting her career in the world of telecommunications, she is now seen as the go-to mentor and coach for individuals and companies that are ready for transformation. With over 19 years of call centre management experience, Heather is an executive at Rogers Communications. As Director of Business Care she supports over 1400 employees across Canada in the Business to Business sector.
Dean, Faculty of Applied Science and Technology, Sheridan
Professor Iain McNab grew up in England and attended the University of Sussex, graduating with a BSc in chemical physics and later earned his PhD at Oxford University. Iain has taught courses in chemistry, physics and mathematics at the Universities of Oxford, Southampton, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Toronto, as well as at Seneca College and Sheridan. He has published over 50 scientific papers in international journals.
Chief Operating Officer, Mandarin Corporation
Tina Chiu joined Mandarin Restaurant Franchise Corporation in 2000 and has held various progressive roles within the organization. As Chief Operating Officer she is responsible for leading the execution of company strategy related to marketing, operations and business development.
Co-founder, LAB B
Harpreet is the co-founder of LAB B, the first youth-led arts and entrepreneurship community hub in Brampton. He oversees day to day operation, programming and builds relationships with external organizations. Harpreet believes that successfully marrying the world of art and business will create impactful social initiatives and major businesses.