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For Immediate Release

Mississauga, Ontario (December 9, 2014) The Mississauga Board of Trade (MBOT) elected its new Board of Directors at the Annual General Meeting at the Lakeshore Convention Centre today. 

Jeffrey Percival, of Pallett Valo LLP is the new chair and his executive team includes Vice Chair Policy Peter Nogalo, ARI Canada; Vice Chair Programs & Marketing, Husam Jandal,  WSI Academy; Treasurer Mike Szymanski, UniFirst Canada Ltd.; Executive Diane Drolet, GlaxoSmith Kline; Executive Paul Gasper, UPS Canada and Immediate Past Chair Paul Woolford, KPMG LLP. CEO/President Sheldon Leiba, Mississauga Board of Trade (Ex-officio).



The Nominating Committee recommended and the members approved the new 2015 Board of Directors.


Melisa Djebbari, Manager, Community Affairs, Bell and James Molyneux, Regional Managing Partner, MNP LLP were elected to three-year terms.  Also re-elected to three-year terms were Sam Sharma, President, Power Savings Systems and Vivi White, Vice President, Commercial Financial Services, Peel Retail and Business Services.


Diane Drolet, Director, Medical Strategy and Implementation, GlaxoSmith Kline and Macarena Sierra, Director of Development, University of Toronto Mississauga were appointed to one-year terms.


The following elected members will continue to serve on MBOT's Board of Directors: Susan Amring, Director City of Mississauga, Economic Development Office; Dan Pastoric, Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer Enersource; Lorrie McKee, Director, Public Affairs and Communications Greater Toronto Airports Authority; Greg Zilberbrant, Environment Manager Holcim (Canada) Inc. ; Deborah A. Campbell, Owner/President Quality & Compliance Services Inc. ; Jeff Zabudsky, President Sheridan College and Dero Sabatini, District VPTD Commercial Banking.  


"We have an excellent board and I am looking forward to working with them over the next year as we continue to build on the success of the past year," says President and CEO Sheldon Leiba.


As the voice of business since 1976, Mississauga Board of Trade is a private-sector, not-for-profit business organization representing and serving the interests of businesses in Mississauga.


Media Contact:
Sheldon Leiba
President & CEO
Mississauga Board of Trade
905-273-6151 ext. 270