About Our Board of Directors
The Chamber of Commerce is guided by a Strategic Plan developed and managed by a volunteer Board of at least 12 Directors elected from among the Membership and supported by a structure of Committees and Task Forces. Board Members are elected for 3-year terms and may be re-elected up to two times. Terms are staggered so that only four Board seats turn over annually, helping us share knowledge between one generation and the next and ensuring we have a diverse and vibrant leadership group. Elections are held annually in September.
2017-18 Board Members:
Ken Boshcoff (Sign Face Systems)
Riley Burton (Confederation College)
Rosa Carlino (Cheadles LLP)
Chair of the Board
Pasquale Coccimiglio (Staples)
Andrew Dean (Lakehead University)
Nathan Lawrence (Dominion Lending Centers Lakehead Financial)
Peter Kibzey (Resolute Forest Products Inc.)
Aileen Pajunen (Goldcorp Musselwhite Mine)
Matt Pearson (Sleeping Giant Brewing Co.)
Roberta Sawchyn (Best Western Plus Nor’wester Hotel & Conference Centre)
Jim Stadey (Eat Local Pizza)
Immediate Past Chair
Jason Thompson (Vector Construction)
Suzanne Tighe (Nurse Next Door)
Together, we are the catalyst for a stronger business community.
To be recognized as Thunder Bay’s leading business organization, providing maximum opportunity to its members and advocating for business and community health, growth and economic prosperity.