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BOARD STANDING COMMITTEES

In January 2019, all board members were 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.

The following committees were approved by the Board:

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 2019-2020:

  • Max Cananzi (Chair)
  • Robert Mace
  • Bryce Conrad
  • Art Skidmore
  • Charlie Macaluso
  • Brian Wilkie (ex-officio)
  • Gerry Smallegange (ex-officio)
  • Ysni Semsedini (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 2019-2020:

  • Peter McMullen (Chair)
  • Ruth Tyrrell
  • Chris White
  • John Basilio
  • Jerry Van Ooteghem
  • Joerg Ruppenstein
  • Gerry Smallegange (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 2019-2020:

  • Gerry Smallegange (Chair)
  • Bryce Conrad
  • Max Cananzi
  • Art Skidmore
  • Vinay Sharma
  • Ruth Tyrrell
  • Ysni Semsedini (ex-officio)
  • Brian Wilkie (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 2019-2020:

  • Ysni Semsedini (Chair)
  • Robert Mace
  • Chris White
  • Joerg Ruppenstein
  • Peter McMullen
  • Jerry Van Ooteghem
  • Gerry Smallegange (ex-officio)
  • Brian Wilkie (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 2019-2020:

  • Brian Wilkie (Chair)
  • John Basilio
  • Charlie Macaluso
  • Vinay Sharma
  • Gerry Smallegange (ex-officio)
  • Ysni Semsedini (ex-officio)

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