Tom Allen, PRESIDENTTom is a twenty year resident of Schomberg. With Sun Life Financial, Tom operates a financial planning business that helps business owners achieve tax efficient money for life, manage business continuity risks and supports businesses with group benefits. This is Tom's fifth year on the Chamber Board. He will be the President for 2017. Tom looks forward to continuing the advocacy on behalf of local businesses and to increase the networking opportunities the Chamber provides
Rose Dodaro, VICE PRESIDENT
Robin Priestly, TREASURER / SECRETARY
Corey Long is a senior project manager with Seneca College's Advancement and Alumni department. He also teaches part-time and edits Seneca's community magazine, RED. Corey grew up in Alliston, Ontario and is currently a resident of East Gwillimbury, along with his wife, Shannon, and daughters Clara and June. His previous work experience includes Ryerson University and the Ontario Public Service. Corey is a graduate of Lewis and Clark College and the University of Oslo.
Jay joined Crawford Chondon & Partners LLP as a partner in October of 2001. Jay represents employers in all areas of labour and employment law at both federal and provincial levels. He provides strategic advice and representation to management with respect to a full range of labour relations and employment law matters. He regularly appears as counsel in collective bargaining and before the Ontario (OLRB) and Canada (CIRB) labour/industrial relations boards, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, as well as private boards of arbitration and various other employment-related statutory tribunals.
Jay has significant experience advising management on labour and employment issues arising from all manner of corporate transactions or reorganizations and in representing employers in the construction industry. Jay regularly conducts workshops and seminars dealing with issues such as union organizing, employee relations, managing in a union workplace, human rights/accommodation and employment standards. Jay has also served as an employer nominee on both rights and interest boards of arbitration.
AREAS OF PRACTICE: Labour Relations; Human Rights; Wrongful Dismissal; Employment Standards; Construction Labour Relations; Human Resources Support Services
VOLUNTEER WORK: Current Board Member – King Chamber of Commerce; Certified Trainer - Nobleking Minor Hockey Association; Past Board Member – Interim Place Women’s Shelter
EDUCATION: Bar Admission: 1996 (Ontario); Queens University: LLB 1994: Queens University: BA (Hons.) Political Studies 1991
Kelly Foley is a proud King Township citizen from a long term King Township family. Kelly has been a Chamber member for many years. Her contribution to the development of the King community and King economy over the last 20 years brings a unique perspective to the 2017 Chamber board. She is excited to be able to network and bring new life into the business community of King. Being a small business owner she will have understanding and com-passion for up and coming businesses in the community.
Mrgarida Ramos D'Alfonsi, Director
Margarida has been a Bank Manager with BMO Bank of Montreal for over 13 years and has 20 years of experience as a Banking Professional.