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2012 MBOT Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Board of Directors Nominations Report
Date:               November 30, 2012

To:                   MBOT Members


Subject:            2012 Annual General Meeting

                        Nominating Committee Proposed Slate of 2013 MBOT Directors






Mississauga Board of Trade's Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at:


International Centre

6900 Airport Road, Mississauga(Airport Rd. & Derry Rd.)

7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. (incl. breakfast at 7:30 a.m.)


The AGM featuring keynote speaker Charles Sousa, MPP Mississauga South (Ontario Liberal Leader candidate), will occur in conjunction with MBOT's December Good Morning Mississauga networking breakfast. All attendees must register in advance ($15 members, $30 potential members). See registration form and information online at


The purpose of the AGM is to:

  1. Approve the minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting
  2. Hearing and receiving MBOT's Annual Report by Chair
  3. Approve the audited financial statements for the preceding year
  4. Receive Nominating Committee's Report and Election/Appointment of Directors & Executive Committee
  5. Attend to any other business brought properly before the meeting 



Mississauga Board of Trade's (MBOT) Nominating Committee is responsible for presenting a slate of Directors, to members, to ensure that MBOT is governed with excellence and strategic vision.


In recommending qualified candidates, the Nominating Committee uses guidelines which are approved by the Board of Directors. The maximum number of members on the Board of Directors is twenty (20). The Nominating Committee has developed a slate of candidates to serve as the 2013 Board of Directors.


(a)  Proposed Election Slate:


After reviewing a number of criteria and potential candidates, the Nominating Committee nominates the following members for election to MBOT Board of Directors for a three-year term.


City of Mississauga, Economic Development Office

Susan Amring, Director



Karen Ras, Director, Corporate Relations


Greater Toronto Airports Authority

Lorrie McKee, Director, Public Affairs and Communications


Holcim (Canada) Inc.

Greg Zilberbrant, Environment Manager


Microsoft Canada

Ron Budreau, Dynamics Partner Lead


ARI Canada

Peter Nogalo, Marketing Manager



(b) Proposed Re-Election Slate:


The Committee nominates the following members for re-election to MBOT Board of Directors for a three-year term.


Pallett Valo LLP 

Joe Conte, Senior Counsel


(c) Appointments  


The Committee nominates the following members for one (1) year appointment to MBOT Board of Directors.


Star Media Group

Bruce Leslie, Publisher/Editor,


(d) Continuing Directors:


The Committee also advises that the following elected members will continue to serve on MBOT's Board of Directors.   


ABB Inc.

Casey DiBattista,

General Manager - LBU Manager - Robotics - Canada


Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)

Lesley Lawrence 


GlaxoSmithKline Inc.

Bryan Laskey, Director Sales



Paul Woolford, Partner, Tax


Mississauga Board of Trade

Sheldon Leiba, President & CEO


Power Saving Systems Inc.

Surinder (Sam) Sharma, President


RBC Royal Bank

Sherry-Anne Bedminster, Sales Manager Small Business Mississauga/Brampton West


Sheridan College

Jeff Zabudsky, President


Solutions for HR Inc.

Grant Clark, President


TD Commercial Banking

Dero Sabatini, District VP


University of Toronto Mississauga

Andrew Stelmacovich, Executive Director of Advancement