Chris King Elected President, Ontario East Economic Development Commission | Ontario East

Chris King Elected President, Ontario East Economic Development Commission

The Ontario East Economic Development Commission held its Annual General Meeting on February 5 in Toronto and elected Chris King, CEO of the Quinte Economic Development Commission as the President for a two year term. Chris is a 20+ year member of the Commission and has served on numerous committees and on the Board. This is his first term as President.

Tracey Snow, Economic Development Officer, County of Lennox & Addington was elected Vice President and T.J. Flynn, Investment Attraction Officer, Northumberland County was elected Treasurer.

New members appointed to the Board include Connor Renouf, Town of Perth, Bonnie Ruddock, Region 9 Regional Tourism Organization and Kelley Lemenchick, Renfrew Community Futures Development Corporation.

The Board is also comprised of government representatives from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs, the Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation & Trade and Community Futures Eastern Ontario. 

Retiring directors include Donna Gillespie, Kingston Economic Development, Anne Leduc,.Township of North Glengarry and Dan Borowec, Northumberland County. The Ontario East Economic Development Commission thanks all past directors for their contributions to advancing economic development in eastern Ontario.

Here are your Board of Directors for 2020:


Chris King, President
Quinte Economic Development Commission

Tracey Snow, Vice-President
County of Lennox and Addington

T.J. Flynn Treasurer
Northumberland County

Shelley Hirstwood, Past President
Kingston Economic Development


Trevor Crowe
Prince Edward County

Carole Lavigne
United Counties of Prescott-Russell

Heather Salovaara
City of Pembroke

Bonnie Ruddock
Region 9 Regional Tourism Organization

Kelley Lemenchick
Renfrew County CFDC

Connor Renouf
Town of Perth

Jay Amer, Ex-Officio
Executive Director, Interim