HURON COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD

Meet the Board Members

Formed in January 2015, the Huron County Economic Development Board advises County Council on matters related to economic development. Comprised of eight Directors from the private sector and three members of Council, the Board represents a cross section of leaders from the local economy.

John Marshall (Chair)

John Marshall (Chair)

Chair of Huron County Economic Development Board

After a successful career in marketing, business development and communications in a corporate environment, John began a career in mergers and acquisitions that resulted in the purchase, growth and subsequent sale of nine Ontario businesses. John now assists a variety of Canadian companies in the achievement of their business goals through his consulting and business development company, John D. Marshall & Associates. John is also the current Chair of the Huron County Economic Development Board.

Brad Chandler (Vice Chair)

Brad Chandler (Vice Chair)

CEO of Hensall District Cooperation

Brad Chandler, CEO at Hensall Co-Op since 2017, has 33 years of extensive business and agriculture industry experience in agronomy, grain and food product marketing, international business development in over 50 countries and senior management roles.  Brad lives in Exeter, Ontario with his family and is a strong advocate for rural communities.

Glen McNeil

Glen McNeil

Warden of Huron County & Mayor of ACW

Glen is the Huron County Warden and the current Mayor of the Township of Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh. Outside of Council, Glen, Vanda & Curtis McNeil own and operate Heather Holme Holsteins, a 3rd generation family dairy business.  Glen is also heavily involved in the Huron County 4-H Club.

Jim Ginn

Jim Ginn

Mayor of Central Huron & Huron County Councillor

Jim is the current Mayor of Central Huron and the past Warden of Huron County. Jim continues to run a beef cow/calf farming operation and has a passion for wood lots and other natural areas.

Bernie MacLellan

Bernie MacLellan

Mayor of Huron East & Huron County Councillor

Bernie is the current Mayor of Huron East and a past Warden of Huron County.  Bernie runs a successful horse trailer manufacturing facility, Jamco Trailers. Outside of work, Bernie has a passion for his family and playing golf.

Meighan Wark

Meighan Wark

CAO of Huron County

Constantly seeking out new learning opportunities and ways to apply her knowledge, Meighan has held a variety of positions with the County of Huron, including County Librarian, Director of Cultural Services, and her current role as CAO. Meighan has a Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature, and a Masters of Information Science. Recent academic work has focused on executive and local government leadership.

Tim Prior

Tim Prior

Owner and Operator of Brussels Agri Services Ltd and Cowboy Loft

Tim and his wife Donna, own and operate Brussels Agri Services Ltd and Cowboy Loft in Brussels. They also own and operate a hundred acre grass farm raising fullblood Wagyu cattle.

Jason Oud

Jason Oud

Agri-business Owner, CCA-ON, CSP

Jason is a co-owner of the family run agri business, Vanastra Packaging and sister company Seaforth Elevators & Expediting’s Rail Service . Jason has a solid background in crop production, grain origination, sales and facility management. Vanastra Packaging specializes in, custom toll packaging, bulk handling of minerals, by products, industrial and organics. In his spare time, Jason is involved with supporting the manufacturing sector, small businesses and community improvements in Huron East.

John Kiser

John Kiser

Senior Relationship Manager at Libro Credit Union

John is a Senior Relationship Manager, Business Banking at Libro Credit Union in Exeter and has worked in the financial services industry for over 35 years. John’s experience includes banking, lending, finance, leadership, teaching, and coaching.  John serves on several Huron County boards and committees and is always eager to use his unique skillset to support local businesses and entrepreneurs in the community.

Leanne Kavanagh

Leanne Kavanagh

Owner/Operator of Shop Bike Coffee Roasters

Leanne is the Owner/Operator of Shop Bike Coffee Roasters, located in Bayfield. She is also the President of the Bayfield and Area Chamber of Commerce. Along with her business expertise, Leanne is an Apiculturist and Astrologer.

Liz Ihrig

Liz Ihrig

Co-Owner of Hessenland Inn & Schatz Winery

Together with her husband Frank, Liz owns and manages Hessenland Inn and Schatz Winery. Located along the shores of Lake Huron on Highway 21 between Bayfield and Grand Bend. When not working, Liz continues to cultivate her love of Yoga, spending time with Frank, their son Sebastian and their fur baby Nala doing what they love best, enjoying all of what Huron County has to offer.

Bryan Vincent

Bryan Vincent

Agricultural Business & Management

Bryan worked in the family farm equipment business as owner/manager of Vincent Farm Equipment and Delta Power Equipment. Aside from his business expertise, Bryan has a passion for volunteering. Bryan participates in many agricultural and community organizations for the betterment of the residents in Huron County.

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