ACEC-Ontario Board of Directors and Staff

Working hard for our member firms.

2022-2023 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

  • Karen Freund, Jacobs – Chair
  • Joe Sframeli, WSP Canada Inc. – Past-Chair
  • Don Holland, GHD Group Ltd. – Chair-Elect
  • Mark Tulloch, Tulloch Engineering – Treasurer
  • Ryan Matthews, J.L. Richards & Associates Limited – Chair of Governance Committee

Board of Directors - Directors

    • David Chamberlain, Eramosa Engineering
    • Matthew Eades, Associated Engineering Ltd.
    • Tom Halpenny, H.H. Angus & Associates Limited Consulting Engineers
    • Chris Metaxas, GEI Consultants
    • Steve Pilgrim, McIntosh Perry
    • Derek Potvin, Robinson Consultants
    • Shawn Scott, R.V. Anderson Associates Limited
    • Montana Wilson, GRIT Engineering Inc.

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.

Doug DeRabbie, Director, Government and Stakeholder Relations | 416-620-1400 ext 222

Doug joined ACEC-Ontario as Director, Government and Stakeholder Relations in September 2022 and is responsible for advocacy and stakeholder relations activities, ensuring our member firms have a voice with government, stakeholders and affiliated organizations. Doug began his career working for a Member of Parliament in Ottawa. Since then, he has worked for Natural Resources Canada and Infrastructure Ontario, where he was instrumental in setting up the agency’s stakeholder relations strategy and consultations on its procurement documents. He has also held senior roles in various trade associations, including the Council of Ontario Construction Associations, the Insurance Bureau of Canada, the Retail Council of Canada, and the Ontario Association of Optometrists. At each association, he successfully secured legislative, regulatory, and other changes to the benefit of the sector. Doug has a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree, both in Political Science, from Western University.

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 over 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.

Lynne Harris, Manager, Finance & Operations | 416-620-1400 Ext. 225

Lynne Harris is responsible for the association’s financial management and reporting, as well as administration, human resources, and operations. 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.

Lynne is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified Management Accountant. She has extensive experience in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. She has many years of experience on the management teams of small to medium sized companies, mainly in the manufacturing sector. She pivoted to the not-for-profit sector becoming the founding Finance Manager at a provincial government agency. Lynne earned her Bachelor of Mathematics (Honours Co-operative Program) degree from the University of Waterloo and her Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Western Ontario.

Please contact Lynne for membership fee invoice related inquiries.

Laura Korneluk, Manager, Municipal Relations | 416-620-1400 Ext. 221

Laura works closely with the Director of Government and Stakeholder Relations to advance ACEC-Ontario’s strategic goal of proactive advocacy.

Laura is experienced in program design and implementation of volunteer, health promotion, and therapeutic recreation programs. Her experience includes engagement in both the not-for-profit and public sectors. Previously, Laura held the position of Manager, Engagement at ACEC-Ontario. 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) and Knowledge Mobilization Certificate (KMb) at the University of Guelph.


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