ACEC-Ontario Board of Directors and Staff

Working hard for our member firms.

2020-2021 ACEC-Ontario Board of Directors

The Board of Directors dedicate their time to keeping the association at the forefront of member interests and issues. Backed by market research and diverse perspectives from across the industry in Ontario, they advocate on behalf of ACEC-Ontario’s member firms.

Board of Directors - Officers

  • Bill Allison – Dillon Consulting Limited– Chair
  • Joe Sframeli – WSP Canada Inc.– Chair Elect
  • Christine Hill – IBI Group – Past Chair
  • Don Holland – GHD Group Ltd. – Treasurer
  • Karen Freund – Jacobs – Chair of the Governance Committee
  • *Bruce Matthews, Executive Director – Serves as Corporate Secretary

Board of Directors - Directors

  • Steve Dyck – SNC-Lavalin Inc.
  • Matthew Eades – Associated Engineering Ltd.
  • Ryan Matthews – J.L. Richards & Associates Limited
  • Chris Metaxas – GEI Consultants
  • Steve Pilgrim – McIntosh Perry
  • Derek Potvin – Robinson Consultants
  • Shawn Scott – R.V. Anderson Associates Limited
  • Mark Tulloch – Tulloch Engineering

ACEC-Ontario Staff

Bruce Matthews, Executive Director | (416) 620-1400 Ext.224

Bruce G. Matthews, P.Eng. serves as the Executive Director. He possesses sixteen years of management experience in not-for-profit organizations. His association experience includes deputy registrar postings at Professional Engineers Ontario, the Real Estate Council of Ontario and the Ontario College of Trades.

Bruce has also held board positions, including terms as President and Chair, in the not-for-profit sector with the Human Factors Association of Canada and most recently the Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation.

First licensed as a professional engineer in 1990, Bruce’s professional engineering experience includes staff and leadership roles at Atomic Energy of Canada, the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC), BGM Human Factors Engineering and the Ford Motor Company. He received a Bachelor of Applied Science in Systems Design Engineering at from the University of Waterloo and a Certificate in Building Science from the University of Toronto.

Cindy Gonsalves, Director, Finance & Operations | 416-620-1400 Ext. 225

Cindy Gonsalves is responsible for the association’s financial management and reporting, as well as administration, human resources, and information system management. As a member of the management team, she works closely with the Finance and Audit Committee to ensure that budgets are aligned with the organization’s strategic plan and objectives.

A career association management professional, Cindy has worked with provincial and national associations in finance, operations and events for over two decades. Recently recognized by the Canadian Society of Association Executives for 20 years of support of the Association, Cindy is CSAE’s Trillium Network Council Chair.

Please contact Cindy for membership fee and invoice related inquiries.

David Zurawel, Director, Government & Stakeholder Relations | 416-620-1400 Ext. 222

David Zurawel is responsible for providing strategic counsel and policy advice while building ACEC-Ontario’s industry profile with government officials and other stakeholders, drawing on more than 15 years’ public affairs experience.

Prior to joining ACEC-Ontario David played a leadership role in Ontario’s public sector efforts to reshape the province’s occupational health and safety system. His other not-for-profit experience includes working in Ontario’s institutional, commercial and industrial (ICI) construction sectors. David has served as an executive assistant to the Parliamentary Assistant to Ontario’s Attorney General, and managed operations of the Ontario government’s Toronto Caucus. He has also worked in public affairs for an international public relations agency and held positions at Canada’s embassy and for a Member of the United States House of Representatives in Washington, D.C.

David earned his Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Political Science from the University of Western Ontario and his Master of Arts in Political Science from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Please contact David for policy issues and government relations activities.

Michelle West, Director, Marketing & Communications | 416-620-1400 ext 227

Michelle West is responsible for the planning, implementation and reinforcement of ACEC-Ontario’s identity and brand. Using a variety of channels, Michelle helps deliver on our mission through impactful and effective marketing and communications strategy.

Michelle is a senior marketing and communications leader with nearly two decades of progressive experience in various industries for both non-profit and business-to-business environments. She has extensive leadership experience driving marketing and communications programs focused on enhancing membership value and engagement. One of her past accomplishments is an award-winning Government Relations campaign that brought consumer awareness to, and stopped the implementation of, a further tax on Ontario consumers.

Please contact Michelle for any inquiries associated with sponsorship and marketing & communications efforts.

Catherine Morrison, Stakeholder Relations & Research Analyst | 416-620-1400 Ext. 226

Catherine is responsible for providing support on strategic initiatives and conducting policy-based research.

Catherine has a background in the Immigration and Accounting industry. Previously, she held a position as a Law Clerk at Ernst & Young where she administered legal immigration and cross border travel services. She has experience working with international and Canadian clients to assess their immigration needs in order to petition visa applications directly to government agencies.

Catherine earned her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Political Studies from Queen’s University where she actively involved and educated students on Canadian civic processes and procedures through her work with the Queen’s Model Parliament.

Please contact Catherine for advocacy and stakeholder relations inquiries.

Lauryn Weinberger, Programs & Events Planner | 416-620-1400 Ext. 223

Lauryn is responsible for executing our member programs and coordinating all events with the intent to provide benefits to members.

Lauryn is experienced in event management. Previously, she held the position of fundraising coordinator at a leading not for profit organization where she developed and executed numerous events and fundraising campaigns. Lauryn holds a certificate in Event Management from Algonquin College.

Please contact Lauryn for ACEC-Ontario’s events and MTO courses related inquiries.

Laura Korneluk, Membership and Volunteer Engagement Specialist | 416-620-1400 Ext. 221

Laura serves as the association’s engagement advocate, working collaboratively to improve the quality of member engagement and volunteerism.

Laura is experienced in program design and implementation of volunteer, health promotion, and therapeutic recreation programs. Her experience includes volunteer engagement in both the not-for-profit and public sectors. Prior to joining ACEC-Ontario, Laura worked as a Volunteer Coordinator for a community health center, with a focus of engaging volunteers with physical disabilities.

Laura holds an Honours Bachelor of Applied Science in Adult Development from The University of Guelph. She has also received her Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation from the Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE).

Please contact Laura for volunteer and membership activities related inquiries.

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