Board & Advisors

2018-19 Board of Directors

The Board of Directors governs RTO8, setting strategy and overseeing organizational development. Board members are industry experts and leaders.

Lori Johnston – Board Chair, Finance Committee Member | 2014-2019
Director, Conference and Hospitality Services, 
Trent University

Gillian Exton – Vice Chair, Finance Committee Member | 2017 – 2020
Owner, Stuff, Stuff’d, Canoe & Paddle

Diana Little – Finance Chair, Finance Committee Member | 2017-2020
General Manager, 
Quality Inn Peterborough

Penni Holdham – Governance & Nominations Committee Liason | 2017 – 2020
President, The Display Connection Inc.

Sherry Hamilton | 2015 – 2019
Manager, Brighton-Cramahe Chamber of Commerce

Montana DesJardins| 2018-2021
CEO, The Market & Smor

Colleen Collins – Finance Committee Member | 2017 – 2020
Executive Director
, Lindsay & District Chamber of Commerce

Bob Connor | 2017 -2020
President, 
The Windswept Group

Thomas Wilkins – Marketing Liason|2018-2021
Digital Marketing Manager, Fleming College

Bryan Buchanan, Finance Committee Member |2018-2021
General Manager, Great Canadian Gaming Shorelines Casino

Nicki Dedes |2018-2019
Owner, Olympia Restaurant Cafe and Bar

Leslie Clarkson |2018-2019
Manager, Scotsman Point Resort

2018-19 DMO Representatives

Laurie McCarthy
Tourism Development Officer, 
Kawartha Lakes Tourism
705.324.9411 Ext. 1233
lmcCarthy@city.kawarthalakes.on.ca

Tracie Bertrand
Director of Tourism
, Peterborough & the Kawarthas Tourism
705.743.0777 x. 2129
tbertrand@peterboroughed.ca

Eileen Lum
Manager of Tourism, Northumberland Tourism
905.372.3329 Ext. 6237
lume@northumberlandcounty.ca

Beverly Cameron
Tourism Industry Advisor Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport
705-755-5883
Beverley.Cameron@ontario.ca