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Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce

Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce announces 2016 – 2017 Board of Directors

Today, the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce (GNCC) announced the eight Directors elected by its membership to the Chamber’s Board of Directors. Six new Directors will join the Board’s existing Chair, Ian Kowalchuk, and Vice-Chair, Dave Shaw. The 2016 – 2017 GNCC Board of Directors now consists of 19 members.

Commenting on their appointment, GNCC Nominating Committee Chair Wade Stayzer said: “We are very pleased to add the talent and industry knowledge of these respected individuals to our Board. We are looking forward to their contributions as we continue to support Niagara businesses in their success.”

The six new members of the Board include:

  • Lisa Benger MBA, CHRL – Director Human Resources, Walker Industries Holdings Limited
    • As a HR professional with more than 15 years of experience, Lisa loves what Niagara has to offer, and is currently a Director for the Niagara Workforce Planning Board, as well as Co-Chair of the Niagara LIP Council.
    • Lisa works at Walker Industries Holdings Limited’s office in Niagara Falls.
  • Noel BuckleyPresident & General Manager, Scotiabank Convention Centre
    • For over 25 years, Noel has worked in the Canadian tourism and hospitality industry, previously serving as President of the St. Catharines Chamber of Commerce, President of Niagara Falls Tourism, and President & CEO of Ottawa Tourism.
    • Noel is the president & general manager of the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls.
  • Mark CressmanRegional Director, Media Sales, Postmedia Network Inc.
    • Born and raised in Niagara, Mark has been in the media business for his entire career, and is currently responsible for more than 30 Postmedia properties throughout Ontario.
    • Mark currently lives in Niagara Falls with his wife and two young sons.
  • Scott GloverManager, Kalar Rd. Branch, Meridian Credit Union
    • As a life-long resident of the region, Scott is passionate about seeing Niagara grow, and is the past chair of the GNCC’s NEXTNiagara Council.
    • Scott is the manager of Meridian Credit Union’s Kalar Rd. Branch in Niagara Falls.
  • Bill JanzenPresident, Future Access Inc.
    • As a passionate Niagara entrepreneur, Bill is committed to lifelong learning, and has always embraced risks and the pursuit of new opportunities on the path towards founding his own web design and tech support company.
    • Bill is the founder and president of Future Access Inc.
  • Holly MundulaManager, Business Services, FirstOntario Credit Union
    • Actively volunteering to make Niagara a better place, Holly is a lifelong St. Catharines resident that enjoys being involved with charitable community endeavours, including GNCC, JCI, Wise Guys Charity, and Wise Girls.
    • Holly is the manager of Business Services for FirstOntario Credit Union.

The Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce is the champion for the Niagara business community. With over 1,500 members representing more than 45,000 employees, it is the largest business organization in Niagara and the third largest Chamber in Ontario. The Chamber Accreditation Council of Canada has recognized the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce with its highest level of distinction.

For more information and interviews please contact:
Mishka Balsom
CEO, Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce
905-684-2361 ext. 227 or

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