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Marshall Pyatt – Chair

Marshall Pyatt’s background is in finance having worked in senior financial positions in Canadian,  multi-national corporations. This includes 15 years international business experience as Director of Finance and Legal; covering operations in: China, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Macau and the Philippines and as COO for Country Operations in Mongolia and North Korea. His final two years in Asia were spent helping a Joint Venture of British Aerospace plan a national cargo airline for China. He returned to Canada several years ago settling first in Beaverton, where he has been involved in community activities, including the Lions Club, and now lives in Georgina.
 
Mr. Pyatt joined the Board of South Lake CFDC in 2008.  He stepped off the Board when his term expired by remained active as a Committee volunteer.  He rejoined the Board in 2015.  He serves on the Investment, Community Economic Development, Administration and Audit Committees. 

 

 

 

David Rhead – Vice Chair

Mr. Rhead serves on the Community Economic Development Committee.

 

 

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Anne Pegg – Secretary
Anne Pegg has lived in rural Uxbridge or Georgina all of her life. A teacher by profession she spent her career teaching in the public school system in Georgina and has been a long time volunteer on a variety of community development and environmental projects. She is a Founding Member of the Family Selection/Partnering Committee for Habitat for Humanity York Region and in 2001 chaired the first home build in Georgina.  She is also past Chair of the York Simcoe Trillium Foundation.  She currently serves on the Board of the Alliance for a Better Georgina and Georgina Trades Training Inc. where she was a founding member and served as the Chair of the South Shore Community Broadband.  Past honours have included Georgina Citizen of the Year, York Region Woman of the Year and Queen Elizabeth's Golden Jubilee Medal.
 
Mrs. Pegg joined the Board of Georgina Association for Business in 2002 and was a founding member of the Board of South Lake CFDC when it was formed in 2004.  She serves on the Community Economic Development and the Administration Committees.  

 

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Jim Beechey – Treasurer
Jim Beechey has been a resident of Georgina for several years and operates a marketing consultancy, prior to which he served in senior management positions in the areas of marketing, business management and government affairs throughout North America in the private sector. Locally he serves as a Director of the Georgina Chamber of Commerce, is a member of the Town of Georgina's Economic Development Committee and is chair of the Georgina Community Health Council.  He served SLCFDC as a Committee volunteer for a year and was then elected to the Board of Directors.  Mr. Beechey serves on the Investment, the Administration, and the Audit Committees.

 

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Carl Mount - Past Chair
Carl Mount is a long time resident of East Gwillimbury where he operates a well known and successful automotive service business.  Through this he has gained a solid understanding of small business management. His previous community involvement has included serving on the East Gwillimbury Trails Committee.
 
Mr. Mount first joined the Board of South Lake CFDC in 2004.  He remained involved as a Committee volunteer when his first term expried and then rejoined the Board a year later.  He serves on the Administration, and the Investment Committees.

 

 

 

John Eaton – Director
Mr. Eaton serves on the Investment Committee.

 

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Buchan Etherington – Director

Buchan Etherington has been a resident of Georgina since 1970. He had 23 years of banking experience, both in Scotland and Canada, prior to opening his own business, Etherington Insurance Brokers Ltd., in 1973. His volunteer and community experience has included work with the Georgina Family Life Centre, the Richmond Hill Credit Counselling Service, the Kinsmen and the Sutton Curling Club. He currently serves on the Board of the Georgina Trades Training Inc. He served one term as the South East Region's representative on the Ontario Association of Community Futures Development Corporations.
 
Mr. Etherington joined the Board of Georgina Association for Business in 1987 and assumed the position of Chair of the organization in 1997. He was a founding member of the Board of South Lake CFDC, and its first Chair, when it was formed in 2004.  He stepped off the Board when his initial term expired but remained active as a Committee volunteer.  He subsequently rejoined the Board for another tterm.  He serves on the Investment Committee, the Community Economic Development Committee, and is currently chair of the Audit Committee.

 

 

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Jordan Starr – Director
Jordan Starr chairs
the Community Economic Development Committee.

 

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Nick Tanquiy – Director
Nick Tanquiy chairs the Administrative Committee.

 

 


Staff

 

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Elsa Mateus - Loans Officer
Elsa Mateus joined the staff of South Lake CFDC in 2008 as an Intern to work in the management of the local delivery of the Eastern Ontario Development Program.  She brought to the position several years of administrative experience with a Markham based organization.  Her undergraduate communications degree was earned from York University.  Ms. Mateus sits on the OACFDC's Youth Committee representing the East Region.

Ms Mateus was the EODP Officer until December 31, 2017. She became the Loans Officer on January 1, 2018.
 

 

 

Tom Ross - EODP Officer

Mr. Ross joined the staff of South Lake Futures on January 1, 2018 as the EODP Officer.

 

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Susan Martin has been a resident of Georgina since 1981 and joined the staff of The Georgina Association for Business in 1995 and when that organization became South Lake CFDC in 2004 she continued in her role with the new organization.  She has over 25 years of experience related to her position.  Through her years of employment with the organization her role and responsibilities have continually expanded.
 
At the community level Susan has served as the president or vice president of several different amateur sports associations and has also served in senior volunteer positions at the local, regional and provincial level with a major international fraternal / benevolent organization.