President: Andrew Scribilo
Andrew Scribilo served as the Chamber President in 2016, 2012, 2011 and 2010 and from 2002 – 2004 and on the Board of Directors in 2009.
He has sat on many committees and external boards, such as Doctor Recruitment and Lake of the Woods Business Incentive Corporation. Andrew has been employed for his entire career with Bell.
Andrew brings many years of experience dealing with all levels of government as well as being active with the Northwestern Ontario Associated Chambers of Commerce, serving as President in 2011.
By dealing with many community projects at a local level, he will do his best to help bring our city to its highest potential while making sure our foundation of local businesses also flourishes. It is his intention to help develop our city with new and innovative business opportunities.
1st Vice: Dustin Fuller
Shewchuk, Ormiston, Richardt & Johnson LLP
Dustin Fuller is a lawyer with Shewchuk, Ormiston, Richardt & Johnson LLP and is committed to building community. The son of an Oilfield Account Manager and Office Administrator, Dustin grew up in Okotoks, AB. He earned a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Lethbridge and was elected Students’ Union President.
As Students’ Union President, he revised the Students’ Union Constitution and Bylaws; established an International and First Nation Representative on the General Assembly; established an on-campus Federal Polling Station; organized a Provincial and Federal All-Candidates Debate; and secured funding to renovate designated student space. He also spoke to crowds upwards of 2500 people. Upon graduating, Dustin worked as a Recruitment Officer for the University of Lethbridge to recruit students from Ontario, Saskatchewan and Alberta.
Prior to attending law school, Dustin worked as a Regulatory Technician at Husky Energy. In his role, he headed the implementation of a new software program and business process that improved company-wide regulatory compliance. He was also a member of the Husky Energy Charity Fund that raised money for local charities. In 2014, he was inspired to run as the Federal Liberal Candidate in the McLeod By-Election. At law school, he became VP Fundraising of the Lakehead University Law Students’ Society. He also co-founded the Lakehead University Pre-Law Society to assist students with their law school application, LSAT preparation and initiated a book drive that sent over 750lbs of books to remote Indigenous communities in Northwestern Ontario. He has been a board member of the Thunder Bay Law Association (TBLA), Lawyers Feed the Hungry, and Fort William Golf & Country Club. Dustin practices law in civil litigation, family, wills, real estate and landlord/tenant matters. He is Vice President of the Kenora District Law Association, a panel lawyer with Legal Aid Ontario – Kenora, and curls at the Keewatin Curling Club.
2nd Vice: Andrea Zappe
Prairie Ocean Technologies & Paro Centre (Bio coming soon)
Treasurer: Barbara Laurin
RBC Royal Bank
Barb Laurin is a senior account manager, business, and personal at RBC. Barb was living and working in Winnipeg as a Financial Consultant for the last 2 ½ years, however being from Kenora and missing her hometown, she recently moved back. She is looking forward to meeting the other members and businesses.
Barb is excited to participate and volunteer in community events. Barb is also a member of the Board of Directors and on the Finance Committee for the Kenora Sexual Assault Centre. Barb participated in many community events such as the Festival of Trees, Dragonboat races, CIBC Run for Cure. Barb also coached junior girl’s baseball for many years.
Barb feels that the Chamber of Commerce is a good resource to connect businesses, local organizations and the community together.
Past President: Carol Leduc
Leduc Consulting & Business Services
Carol brought unique insight and experience in the Chamber directives and goals, having served as Manager of the Kenora & District Chamber of Commerce from 2012 – 2015 prior to resuming her career as an independent Business Consultant. She has over 30 years of accumulated experience in financial administration, commercial banking, adult education, event management, membership administration, marketing and strategic planning.
Prior to her position with the Chamber, Carol successfully developed partnerships with business, individuals and government agencies as Executive Director of an Academy for Technical Education and Vocational Training, Program Director of the JobsNOW Employment Resource Centre as well as Consultant on numerous projects and initiatives for the City of Kenora, Northwest Business Centre and other area firms and small businesses.
Carol would like to see the Chamber continue creating a positive political climate for business growth, promote economic and community development, and support local business and workforce development through collaboration and innovation.
Executive Director: Ron Malashewski
Cliff Lake Capital Limited
Ron Malashewski was born and raised in Kenora, has resided in Calgary, Montreal and Winnipeg, before moving back to Kenora in 2004. He has been a member of KDCC since 2007. He is President of Cliff Lake Capital Limited, providing Corporate Consulting Services to entrepreneurs of start-up and early-stage companies across a diverse range of sectors including natural resources, alternative energy, transportation and logistics, internet infrastructure and industrial technology.
From 1980 until 1992, he held Senior Engineering positions with the City of Calgary Electric System, a major Canadian municipal electric utility. In 1992, he joined Richardson Greenshields of Canada and later BMO Nesbitt Burns in Calgary, until 1998 when he formed Cliff Lake Capital. He is currently the Manager, Investor Relations, and the Community Liaison for Avalon Rare Metals Inc., a mineral project developer based in Toronto. Avalon’s local project is the Separation Rapids Lithium Project north of Kenora.
He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (non-practicing status), a Member of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum, and a Member of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada.
He has held board positions with business and professional organizations, condominium and cottage owners associations and sports/recreational organizations throughout his professional and business career.
He looks forward to working with KDCC and the business community on their initiatives for business development and growth in the region.
Executive Director: Steven Wolfe
Wolfe Sound and Music (Bio coming soon)
Director: Rod Moore
Image One Design (Bio coming soon)
Director: Kaija Saarinen
Green & Gone Pest Solutions (Bio coming soon)
Director: Tim Warkentin
Tim always tries to give back to the community. Tim feels the KDCC is a great organization and looks forward to helping out the local business community. Tim agrees, Kenora is the Best place in Canada to live.
Tim grew up on the Lake guiding. Kenora folks are the best. They love the outdoors and what nature has to offer. His folks ran a Tourist Lodge on the Lake from 1976-1996. Then retired and maintained a camp (cottage) on Channel Island till present. Tim spends as much time on Lake of the Woods as possible. From fishing, boating, hiking, and hunting. Tim is also an avid competitive curler, losing the Senior Men’s Provincial final to Al Hackner recently with his two brothers. Golfing is another pastime he enjoys.
Director: J.D Blazek
BDO Canada (Picture and Bio coming soon)
Director: Ryan Holdaway
Canadian Tire Kenora (Picture and Bio coming soon)
Director: Jordan Pirrie
Q104 GoldenWest Radio (Picture and Bio coming soon)
Director: Tyler Falardeau
Boston Pizza Kenora (Picture and Bio coming soon)
Director: Bruce Krawicki
Change in Latitude Marina (Picture and Bio coming soon)