Gabe Leclerc- President
Gabe opened his Edward Jones office
(by the RONA) in Arnprior in October 2014. He is a graduate of Ottawa University and holds the designations of CFP®, FMA and CIWM. Prior to coming to Arnprior, Gabe had over 15 years of Financial Industry experience working with a variety of financial institutions such as Royal Bank, TD Asset Management and Investors Group. He joined the Greater Arnprior Chamber of Commerce in 2017 and is a member of the board. Married with four children, Gabe enjoys spending time at his children’s hockey games as both a parent and a coach. A highlight of his hockey volunteer work was accepting the ‘Coach of the Year 2014/2015’ award while coaching the Leitrim Hawks. Since 2014, Gabe has come to know and care for the town of Arnprior and it’s residents. Through the Chamber of Commerce, he looks forward to working toward our residents and business partner’s shared goals.
Christine Jarrett- Vice-President
Cathi Fairfield – Treasurer
I’ve lived in Arnprior for most of my life. I have been a chamber member for about 20 years and a member of the executive for 16. I have worked in manufacturing for 45 years, starting on the production floor and working my way through to my present position of Cost Analyst at Pillar5 Pharma. In my spare time I’m usually at the cottage in the summer and the hockey rink in the winter.
Julie Brown – Director
Born and raised in Arnprior, I spent 6 years in Ottawa attending Algonquin College and Ottawa University; eventually deciding to settle close to family in Arnprior. I started 12 years ago with Northern Credit Union as a part-time teller and eventually worked my way up to my current position as Branch Manager. I am a firm believer that you can attain any goal you set for yourself.
Paul Lavictoire – Director
A ten year residential real estate industry veteran and still loving it! Paul has a long successful record of guiding local and international clients with their real estate transactions. He is devoted to serving the needs of real estate Sellers and Buyers throughout Ottawa, including the Valley and surrounding areas.
Toon Dreessen – Director
Toon Dreessen is a graduate of Carleton University and recipient of the Alpha Rho Chi graduation medal. Toon became a member of the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) and a member of the Architecture Canada (RAIC) in 2005. Toon is a certified LEED AP and a member of the American Institute of Architects. As President, Toon is the face of the company and is responsible for ensuring excellence in the quality of the work. He leads the company inproject development and is responsible for award winning projects in infill development, as well as laboratory, research, industrial and high profile projects. He began volunteering with the OAA in 2006, serving 6 years on the Practice Committee. He is currently a member of the OAA Council, serving on numerous committees including representing the shareholder interests as a board member of Pro-Demnity Insurance and serving as President for 2015 and 2016. In 2016, Toon was honored with membership in the RAIC College of Fellows.
Bruce Hill was hired in April 2017 as the first full-time executive director of the Arnprior Regional Health Foundation. A graduate of McGill University, Bruce studied the economic development of towns and cities in his B.A. in Geography. Following graduation he spent two years in sales and marketing. He then transitioned into the charitable giving world where he has since spent his career. He worked at McGill University, the University of Guelph, Carleton University, the Canadian Medical Foundation and the Kidney Foundation of Canada. Married with two children, Bruce enjoys cycling, kayaking and snowshoeing. Bruce loves all that the Town of Arnprior has to offer its residents and looks forward to serving the business population.
Chris Hooper – Director
Stephanie Lorincz – Director
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