Board & Advisors


2019-20 Board of Directors

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

Gillian Exton – Board Chair| 2017 – 2020
Owner, Stuff, Stuff’d, Canoe & Paddle

Leslie Clarkson – Vice Chair |2019-2022
Manager, Scotsman Point Resort

Diana Little – Finance Chair, Finance Committee Member | 2017-2020
Accounts Payable Clerk Dnaagdawenmag Binnoojiiyag Child Care & Family Services

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

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

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

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

Janet Brock | 2019-2021
Owner/Manager, Kawartha Lakes Travel Plus

Penni Holdham | 2019 – 2022
President, The Display Connection Inc.

Margaret Appleby | 2019-2022
Chair of the Codrington Farmers’ Market

2019-20 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