OTEC elects new chair, vice chair, directors

TORONTO — Not-for-profit training, consulting and workforce development organization OTEC announced on Nov. 2 that it has elected a new chair and has added two members to its board of directors.

John Wilkinson.

John Wilkinson.

TORONTO — Not-for-profit training, consulting and workforce development organization OTEC announced on Nov. 2 that it has elected a new chair and has added two members to its board of directors.

Assuming the role of chair is Nick DiRenzo, president, Sun Life Financial Investment Services Inc. DiRenzo has a wealth of experience in the financial services industry, with particular expertise in insurance, wealth management, banking and mortgages. He has been a member of the OTEC Board since 2013.

Gary Hallam, executive dean, School of Business and Hospitality, Conestoga College, becomes vice chair. Hallam has served on OTEC’s Board since 2013 and is the academic representative on the board.

Officers continuing for another term on the board include treasurer Doug Hyland, managing partner, ROCG Americas, and Grace Sammut, managing director, Resorts of Ontario, OTEC’s Industry Liaison.

Members elected for another term include Bill Allen, managing director, WRA Management Group; Sheldon Gould, chief operating officer, Delmanor Seniors Communities; David Adames, senior director, business development, Niagara Parks Commission; Vicki Bone, director, human resources & housekeeping, Courtyard by Marriott Toronto Downtown; and Wendy Forsythe, formerly president, OMERS Investment Management.

Joining this accomplished group of OTEC directors is Brenda Brown, senior vice-president of human resources, Compass Group of Canada, and John Wilkinson, Partner, WeirFouldLLP.