Board of Directors

Volunteers are vital to the continued success of the Chamber of Commerce. The Board of Directors is elected by the membership and is the policy-making body of the Chamber of Commerce. Its members represent the business and professional leadership of the community of Lindsay & District. Its mandate is to set the overall direction of the Chamber in accordance with the Chamber’s by-laws.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Executive Committee


President
Bob Armstrong
ATLAS Trade & Logistics Advisory Services Inc
Bob Armstrong, CITP, PLog, CMILT, is President of Armstrong Trade and Logistics
Advisory Services Inc. (ATLAS). On August 1, 2012 Bob was appointed President of
The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport in North America (CILTNA). Bob has
over 40 years of experience in the fields of Global Supply Chain, International Trade,
Cross Border Logistics and Customs Regulations and procedures. Bob also served as
President of Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Canada (SCL) from November
2007 to July 2012.
 
Bob Armstrong further served as President and CEO for the Canadian Association of
Importers and Exporters Inc. for nine years and as President of the Association of
International Automobile Manufacturers of Canada (AIAMC) for nine years.
Prior experience includes nine years in Senior Management in the Supply Chain &
Logistics industry and several years in Ottawa with a major Government Relations Firm
and earlier as a Partner of a Major Public Accounting Firm
Bob has developed and led trade logistics missions to Hong Kong and China, SE Asia
and the USA and has extensive experience assisting Canadian companies to find new
sources of supply and/or customers for their products while ensuring their goods are
moved cost effectively, efficiently with visibility and supply chain resilience to and from
global markets.
 
Bob has also performed consulting engagements with respect to multimodal
transportation hubs/gateways in Ontario, Alberta and Saskatchewan. ATLAS through the
efforts of Bob Armstrong has performed numerous consulting/new business consulting
projects for Ports of Belledune, Thunder Bay and Hamilton. Similar projects have been
done for McMaster Institute of Transport & Logistics (MITL).Bob performed a rail
connectivity project at the Port of Hamilton early 2014.Bob recently completed a
Feasibility Study in partnership with CPCS Transcom for a Rail-on-Apron project in Port
Colborne. Other current projects relate to international trade, government affairs,
transportation management, and developing new marine services. Currently, Bob is
involved with the University of Windsor, Cross-Border Institute performing a Feasibility
Study for new proposed Customs and Logistics Specialty Services at the Gordie Howe
International Bridge connecting Windsor and Detroit.
Bob Armstrong is a known national.



Past President
Marlene Morrison Nicholls
Stewart Morrison Insurance Brokers Ltd

Marlene has built a solid track record of success over 38 years in the insurance industry. During this period she has earned an enviable reputation for her 'caring manner' and 'no nonsense' approach to business. Marlene is a passionate advocate for her clients and her community.  Throughout her career, she has supported a number of cultural, social, and professional organizations; she is on the Executive Committee for the Rotary Club of Lindsay and is an active member of all the Chambers of Commerce in the communities that she serves.  Her personal volunteer commitments and business sponsorships of community events and causes are significant.


Treasurer
Liz Parker
Homestead Oxygen & Medical Equipment

Treasurer of the Lindsay & District Chamber of Commerce and co-owner of Homestead Oxygen + Medical Equipment Inc., which has been a leader in Home Health Care since 1997.  Liz along with her husband, Kelly, pride themselves with the growth of the company and the support they give to the many organizations throughout the City of Kawartha Lakes and surrounding areas.  Liz takes pride in the awards the business has received throughout the years.
Liz is also an active member of the Women of the Moose, is Moose Charities Chairman of Ontario for the fraternity and has been raising funds for the organization for more than 10 years.  


Board Secretary
Scott Robertson
Boys & Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes


Scott has been with the Boys and Girls Club for twenty-six enjoyable years in several capacities. Scott began his employment in 1990 as the Child and Youth Counselling Coordinator, became the Club’s Program Director in 1991 and was hired in 2001 as the Executive Director. Club programs serve over 8,000 children and youth annually through the provision of 120 – 150 recreational, social, and child care programs and services. Scott also acts as Executive Director of the Club’s Foundation, a separate entity which transfers over $240,000 annually to assist in the healthy development of local children and youth. Scott grew up in Coboconk and now lives in Peterborough with his wife Susan. Scott’s hobbies include golf, pool, reading and acting as trainer for the Peterborough Lakers Junior A and Major Series lacrosse teams. Scott earned a Minto Cup ring and three Mann Cup rings for being part of Canadian Championships in both Junior A and Major Series lacrosse.

Directors:



Nicki Dedes
The Olympia Restaurant & Cafe
 

Nicki is the independent operator of a legendary downtown landmark, the Olympia Restaurant. She got there by following the footsteps of determined business leaders, inspired by their ethos and creativity. Now standing on the shoulders of giants, Nicki is determined to keep the Olympia story alive and relevant.  When she is not in the restaurant, Nicki spends her time volunteering for a number of organizations throughout the City of Kawartha Lakes.


Matthew Maddox
Kawartha Lakes Pride

Matthew Maddox is one of LDCC's newest Board Members and Co-Founder of Kawartha Lakes Pride, who are responsible for the annual Pride Picnic in the Kawarthas. Matthew has a passion for social justice and has been integral in the launch of the LDCC Diversity Initiative.


Charles McDonald
The Grand Experience

In 2010, Charlie became the owner of The Grand Experience and Grand Pub, a 150 year old establishment in the heart of downtown Lindsay. Famous for its homemade pizza and wings, The Grand is the proud host to thousands of new and returning patrons every year and is the favourite hotspot for a lot of Lindsay's locals.  Born and raised in Lindsay, Charlie is involved with numerous community events and organizations.  As President of the Lindsay Downtown BIA, he is committed to the success and vitality of the downtown and has been a proud organizer of the annual Terry Fox Run for the past 28 years.



Dr. Katelyn Lockwood
Equilibrium Chiropractic & Wellness Centre

Dr. Katelyn Lockwood was born and raised in Lindsay Ontario, and after completing her post secondary education and receiving her doctorate of chiropractic, she returned to the area with her expertise in athlete care and concussion management.  Dr. Lockwood saw an area of care that was missing within our community and wanted to ensure that our small town community was receiving the same level of care as in big city centers. Although Dr. Lockwood is passionate about athlete and youth care, and concussion management she treats all demographics. She is an active member within the community both in volunteering and work and is a part of many local organizations, including but not limited to the Lindsay Jr. A. Muskies, Lindsay Girls Hockey Association, Central Ontario AAA Wolves, and Lindsay Rugby Club.




Roderick Benns
The Lindsay Advocate

Roderick Benns is the publisher of The Lindsay Advocate, a magazine and news site focused on the social and economic wellness of Kawartha Lakes. In the 1990s he won a first place national newspaper award through the Canadian Community of Newspapers Association while with Lindsay Lakes This Week. Since then he has interviewed former Prime Ministers of Canada, Ministers, and Senators, and his writing has appeared in The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, and National Post. Roderick is the author of five books, the latest called Basic Income: How a Canadian Movement Could Change the World.


Dr. Brett Goodwin
Dean/Principal Fleming College

In 1993, Dr. Goodwin earned a B.Arts.Sc. majoring in Biology from the interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences Program at McMaster University. In 2000, he earned a Ph.D. in landscape ecology and ecological modeling from Carleton University in Ottawa. From 2000 to 2003, he worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, New York. In 2003, Dr. Goodwin joined the Department of Biology at the University of North Dakota, where he earned tenure and promotion. At the University of North Dakota he took on a number of leadership roles including Chairing the Biology Department and playing leadership roles in University-wide service such as undergraduate curriculum review and institutional accreditation.
 
Over his career, Dr. Goodwin has taught primarily ecology and statistics courses. At the University of North Dakota, he took a leadership role in transforming undergraduate curriculum to a more active- and collaborative-learning pedagogy. This included helping get a 180 seat SCALE UP (Student-Centered Active Learning Environment for Undergraduate Programs) room on campus and providing the faculty development necessary for a successful transition into such an active-learning focused space.
 
Dr. Goodwin took on the Dean role for the School of Environmental and Natural Resources Sciences at the Frost campus of Fleming College in May, 2017. Since then he has been working with a diverse and dedicated group of faculty, technicians, and staff at this unique school focusing on career preparation and applied research in the environmental fields.