Board of Directors

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  • Paul Reid, Chair

    Paul Reid has spent most of his life working in small and medium sized businesses in the areas of sales, management and ownership capacities. He retired as a Business Development Officer with the City of Greater Sudbury in 2019. In that capacity he devoted his time to retaining current businesses and attracting new businesses to Sudbury, particularly in the mining supply and service sector. Paul holds a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from Laurentian University and has held the titles of President of the Sudbury and District Chamber of Commerce, Secretary Treasurer of Sudbury 2001 and Chairman of the Laurentian Hospital Foundation.

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  • Brigitte Bere, Secretary

    Originally from Leipzig, Germany, Brigitte moved to Sudbury in 1975. After pursuing studies in the area of Fine Arts she began working in the Communications Department at Laurentian University. Soon after, she became a small business owner, acquiring Nickel Printing Corporation, now known as Nickel Acme Printers Inc. As Vice-President of this company, Brigitte has experienced all of the challenges and triumphs that small owners are faced with and can directly relate to the majority of our Nickel Basin clients. She is also actively involved in the community serving as Vice-President of the Northern Ontario Artist Association and the Treasurer of the Sudbury Art Club.

  • Sophia Moutsatsos

    Sophia Moutsatsos is a corporate, commercial and real estate lawyer. She currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Art Gallery of Sudbury and is a volunteer with the Greek Community of Sudbury. Sophia holds a B.A. (Hons) in Global Development from Queen’s University and a J.D. from the University of Ottawa.

  • Jennifer Taback

    Jennifer Taback is from Shawanaga First Nation and has 10 years experience as a local entrepreneur providing communication strategies and implementation based on research, developing technology, and user engagement. Her background with national organizations such as the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business, Special Olympics, as well as more location organizations has given her extensive insight on working with businesses both large and small. Jennifer is the President and a founding partner of Design de Plume Inc. an Indigenous and women owned, communication firm.

    Jennifer Taback is an active board member of several organizations including being the Vice-President of Ethics for the Registered Graphic Designers, board member of the Sudbury Chamber of Commerce, and past Vice-President of the Sudbury Design Society.

    Education Bachelor of Communications (Hons), Laurentian University, Graphic Design Diploma, Cambrian College.
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  • Guy Beaulieu

    Graduated in 1990 from Laurentian University with a Bachelor in Commerce. Obtained his Chartered Accountant designation in 1992 and worked at Collins Barrow Chartered Accountants. In September 1993 started to work for businessman Gabe Belanger as Comptroller of several companies. Guy has worked with many small business owners during the years. He also has experience in the industrial and residential sector being involved in subdivision development and sales. In addition to managing lottery kiosks, was the owner of a family restaurant for over 10 years in Chelmsford.

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  • Dale Alexander

    Currently the controller for Carriere Industrial supply limited. He has over twenty-five years of finance and management experience with special expertise in business process re-engineering, finance, financial analysis, cost accounting, operations and project management. Dale holds a Certified General Accountant designation as well as a Certified Financial Planner designation.

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  • Michael Moore

    Mike is a lifetime Sudburian, born and raised in Coniston and attended Laurentian University where he earned his Honours Bachelor of Commerce. He is the Chief Operations Officer at Sudbury Credit Union Limited and is a Certified Financial Planner. He sits on the Board of Directors of the Sudbury Food Bank, is a member of the Parish Finance Committee of his Church and is married and the proud Father of the three wonderful children.

  • Isabelle Ayotte

    Isabelle is a well-versed professional who has worked in the economic development industry in the north for 14 years.  Her roster of experience includes:  community development, entrepreneurship and employability.  After working 6 years at the Regional Business Centre as the Business Information and Communications Officer, Isabelle now occupies the role of Director of Employment Services at Collège Boréal – Employment Options.  This position requires versatility and strong communication skills to ensure success at 13 various locations throughout the province.   Her college education in Business as well as in Graphic Design has provided her with the foundation to kick-start her career.  Isabelle also holds a Leadership Certificate through the Ontario Management Development Program (OMDP) and a Laurentian University Certificate in Leadership from the Northern Leadership Program.