Wendy has been General Manager of the Orillia Area Community Development Corp. (CDC) since 2010.
Prior to joining the CDC, she held the position of Executive Director for the Community Foundation of Orillia & Area. She has extensive experience in the fields of project/event management, community relations, marketing and communications. Throughout her career, Wendy has worked on projects for several organizations including the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario, the Young Presidents’ Organization, VRG Capital, the Toronto Polo Club, Downsview Park, and Cara Foods.
She is involved with a number of local and regional Boards and committees, including the Orillia and District Chamber of Commerce, the Orillia Area Physician Recruitment and Retention Committee, Ontario’s Lake Country, the Community Improvement Plan Review Team with the City of Orillia, the Community Advisory Committee for Georgian College Orillia, and the Advisory Committee for Lakehead University’s Research Centre for Sustainable Communities.
She volunteers with the Kiwanis Club of Orillia, is a Director of the Western Ontario CFDC Association, and Chair of the South Central Community Development Corp.
Wendy grew up in Orillia, graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Arts and complimented her studies with a post–graduate Public Relations Certificate from Humber College.