Greater Sudbury Development Corporation Welcomes New Members to Board of Directors
Released Thursday, Jul 18, 2013
The Greater Sudbury Development Corporation (GSDC) is pleased to announce that Dr. Darren Stinson was elected to succeed Scott Lund as Chair of its Board of Directors, during the GSDC Annual General Meeting held on July 12, 2013. Lund will remain on the Board as Past-Chair for one year, joining new members Mark Laberge and Brian Vaillancourt who have been elected to three year terms.
Dr. Stinson is a local veterinarian with an active interest in the community. He has served as a member of the GSDC Executive Committee and the Market Square Renewal Advisory Panel, is currently a member of the Sudbury Veterinary Association and the Copper Cliff Curling Club Board of Directors and is a long serving volunteer organizer of the annual Walden Winter Carnival.
“On behalf of Council, I welcome Darren Stinson to the Chair of the economic development branch of the City of Greater Sudbury and extend sincere thanks to outgoing Chair Scott Lund for his exemplary work and dedication over the past two years,” said Mayor Marianne Matichuk.
“Dr. Stinson brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and enthusiasm to his new role. I am confident he will continue to lead our city in the pursuit of excellence for global innovations, environmental stewardship and regional services.”
New Board member Mark Laberge is a Chartered Accountant with the firm Laberge Venne & Partners, providing accounting, audit, business advisory, forensic accounting and litigation support services. He is a member of the Sudbury District CA Association and is a past member of the Sudbury Airport Development Corporation Board of Directors, the Science North Board of Trustees, and is a past Chair of the Manitoulin Area Stewardship Council.
Brian Vaillancourt is Dean of the School of Trades and Applied Technologies at Collège Boréal. He is Chair of eight college program advisory boards related to mining, is a member of SAMSSA (Northern Ontario Mining Supply & Services Association), the Prospector and Developers Association and the Sudbury Construction Association, and has served as a past board member of the West Nipissing Economic Development Authority.
The Greater Sudbury Development Corporation is the economic development arm of the City of Greater Sudbury. Consisting of a 17-member Board of Directors and supported by municipal staff, the GSDC acts as a catalyst for economic development initiatives and supports the attraction, development and retention of business in the community.