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BOARD STANDING COMMITTEES

Every term, all board members are invited to express interest in serving on committees of the board. Per the EDA bylaws, the EDA Chair is an ex officio member of all committees.

ADVISORY & GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE

Mandate: to ensure appropriate development, amendment, interpretation and implementation of the By-laws and Guidelines governing the operation of the Association, including its Districts.

Members 2022-23:

  • Vinay Sharma (Chair)
  • John Avdoulos
  • Robert Brewer
  • Jason Fitzsimmons
  • Janice McMichael-Dennis
  • Charlie Macaluso
  • Scott Mudie
  • Susannah Robinson
  • Bryce Conrad (Ex Officio)
  • Tim Wilson (Ex Officio)
  • Chris White (Ex Officio)

CONFLICT OF INTEREST COMMITTEE

Mandate: to assist the Board, as required, in determining the presence or absence of a conflict on the part of a Board member with respect to any contract, transaction or decision.

Members 2022-23:

  • Mike Matthews (Chair)
  • Glen McAllister
  • Wilf Meston
  • Bryce Conrad (Ex Officio)

FINANCE/HR COMMITTEE

Mandate: to oversee the EDA’s budget, audit and financial reports on behalf of the Board of Directors, and to advise the CEO and the Board on matters related to the staff complement, compensation and benefits policies.

Members 2022-23:

  • Bryce Conrad (Chair)
  • Robert Brewer
  • Indrani Butany-DeSouza
  • Glen McAllister
  • Janice McMichael-Dennis
  • Mike Matthews
  • Scott Mudie
  • Susannah Robinson
  • Vinay Sharma
  • Tim Wilson (Ex Officio)
  • Chris White (Ex Officio)

MEMBERSHIP AND AWARDS COMMITTEE

Mandate: to advise the Board on referred matters, including appropriate membership classes, including qualifications, conditions and privileges, changes in membership status as required, and the structure, nature and recipients of the Association’s honours, citations and awards.

Members 2022-23:

  • Wilf Meston (Chair)
  • John Avdoulos
  • Janice McMichael-Dennis
  • Vinay Sharma
  • Bryce Conrad (Ex Officio)
  • Tim Wilson (Ex Officio)
  • Chris White (Ex Officio)

NOMINATING COMMITTEE

Mandate: to oversee the process of election to the Board of Directors, election of the Chair and Vice-Chair, and nomination of EDA representatives to external boards and/or committees. This committee is typically chaired by the immediate Past Chair of the EDA Board of Directors.

Members 2022-23:

  • Chris White (Chair)
  • John Avdoulos
  • Indrani Butany-DeSouza
  • Jason Fitzsimmons
  • Charlie Macaluso
  • Mike Matthews
  • Bryce Conrad (Ex Officio)
  • Tim Wilson (Ex Officio)

If you have questions about the EDA Board, please contact Ted Wigdor, Vice President, Corporate and Member Affairs, at (905) 265-5362