GSDC Board

GSDC Board

The Greater Sudbury Development Corporation (GSDC) is the economic development arm of the City of Greater Sudbury. Consisting of an 18-member board of directors and supported by City staff, the GSDC acts as a catalyst for economic development initiatives and supports the attraction, development and retention of business in the community. 

Applications for the GSDC Board of Directors closed April 30, 2019. Appointments will be announced at the Board's Annual General Meeting on June 12, 2019.  We welcome you to express your interest in the Board in the Spring of 2020. 

GSDC Board of Directors

GSDC Board Chair
Brian Valliancourt, Vice-President – Business Development, Collège Boréal

GSDC Board 1st Vice Chair
Dr. Pierre Zundel, Interim President and Vice-Chancellor, Laurentian University

GSDC Board Members

Brent Battistelli
Battistelli’s Independent Grocer

Brian Bigger
City of Greater Sudbury


Fern Cormier
Ward 10 Municipal Councillor
City of Greater Sudbury

Erin Danyliw 
General Manager
Copy Copy Printing

Joanne Gervais 
Directrice générale 
ACFO du grand Sudbury

Yonaniko Grenon 
Senior Communications Specialist  
Glencore Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations

Karen Hourtovenko 
Lifezone Inc.


Robert Kirwan
Ward 5 Municipal Councillor
City of Greater Sudbury

Andrée Lacroix 
Lacroix Lawyers/Avocats

Mike Ladyk
3rdLine Studios

Marett McCulloch 
Sales/Marketing Manager 
CTV Sudbury, Sault Ste. Marie and North Bay

Daran Moxam 
Portfolio Manager and Partner with Moxam Cassio Wealth Management and 
Director of Wealth Management at ScotiaMcLeod  

Peter Nykilchuk
General Manager 
Hampton Inn by Hilton and Homewood Suites by Hilton

David Paquette 
Paquette Management Services

Mark Signoretti 
Ward 1 Municipal Councillor
City of Greater Sudbury

Wendy Watson
Director of Communications
Greater Sudbury Utilities