News Release

ACEC-Ontario appoints their 2022-2023 Board of Directors

September 13, 2022

Published  September 13, 2022

Mississauga, ON (September 13, 2022) – Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – Ontario (ACEC-Ontario) held its first full day Forum with their annual general meeting (AGM) on September 13th and their first in-person AGM since the start of the pandemic. On the agenda for the AGM in 2022 was an election for five (5) positions on the 2022 Board of Directors.

The 2022-2023 Chair of the Board for ACEC-Ontario, Karen Freund, Vice President & Geographic Sales Manager – Canada, Jacobs was appointed at the 2021 AGM. “We officially welcome Karen Freund, a Vice-President at Jacobs, as the Chair of the ACEC-Ontario Board of Directors. We look forward to her leadership, along with her fellow Directors, as we launch an important year and review the strategic direction of the Association.” stated Bruce G. Matthews, Executive Director, ACEC-Ontario.

Karen Freund is a professional engineer, with 30 years of experience as a project and people manager in the engineering consulting industry. She is currently responsible for business development and strategic growth of Jacob’s Infrastructure and Buildings business in Canada. Over the course of her career, Karen has gained experience in a variety of regions, having been based in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Europe. Her areas of expertise include transportation, water and environmental engineering.

As an industry leader, Freund advocates for ACEC-Ontario’s Member Companies by utilizing her strong professional relationships across the consultant, public sector, and private sector industries. She has a proven record of promoting diversity and equality within our industry.

“It’s an exciting time to be leading ACEC-Ontario forward. I am looking forward to stepping into the position of Chair of the ACEC-Ontario Board of Directors as we head into strategic planning this fall. Although I have “big shoes to fill” on the heels of Joe Sframeli (now Past-Chair), I’m committed to continue the good work and evolution of ACEC-Ontario’s mandate.” commented Freund.  “The consulting engineering industry is maneuvering through a historic time of great demands and the challenges that comes with them. Our industry continues to be critical player in Ontarian’s lives and communities – we need to remain leaders in innovation and solutions for our society.”

The election results established new and returning Board members with the five newly elected members being:

  • David Chamberlain, Eramosa Engineering
  • Don Holland, GHD Group Ltd.
  • Shawn Scott, R.V. Anderson Associates Limited
  • Mark Tulloch, Tulloch Engineering
  • Montana Wilson, GRIT Engineering Inc.

The Board of Directors for 2022-2023 are as follows:

  • Karen Freund, Jacobs – Chair
  • Joe Sframeli, WSP Canada Inc. – Past-Chair
  • Mark Tulloch, Tulloch Engineering – Treasurer
  • Don Holland, GHD Group Ltd. – Chair-Elect
  • Ryan Matthews, J.L. Richards & Associates Limited – Chair of Governance Committee
  • David Chamberlain, Eramosa Engineering
  • Matthew Eades, Associated Engineering Ltd.
  • Tom Halpenny, H.H. Angus & Associates Limited Consulting Engineers
  • 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
  • Montana Wilson, GRIT Engineering Inc.

ACEC-Ontario would like to recognize the dedication of the returning and newly appointed board members ACEC-Ontario and the engineering industry as a whole.

About ACEC-Ontario:

Founded in 1975, the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – Ontario (ACEC-Ontario) is a not-for-profit industry advocacy association representing over 140 consulting engineering firms that collectively employ more than 21,000 individuals across the province.

ACEC-Ontario advocates for a business and regulatory climate that enables our members to provide the highest level of services and best possible value to their clients. ACEC-Ontario promotes the important contribution that consulting engineering makes to the social, economic and environmental quality of life in Ontario and around the globe.