A chapter’s Board of Directors in the Canadian Condominium Institute (CCI) consists of a dedicated group of volunteer professionals in the condominium industry who are passionate and committed to making a stronger and more successful condominium community.
Each year, CCI chapters hold an Annual General Meeting (AGM) where new board members are nominated and elected by chapter members.
So it should come as no shock to anyone that the Grand River Chapter’s Board of Directors is stacked with experienced and respected community members from Guelph, Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, and Brantford.
Let’s take a moment to welcome the Board of Directors who will be leading the Grand River Chapter (GRC) into the new year!
Starting with our Past President, Brad Wells, who we’d like to thank for his hard work and dedication with the CCI-GRC Chapter, and wish him the best in 2024.
Brad Wells, Associa, Past President
Brad is the President of Wilson, Blanchard Management Inc. working in the Toronto, Waterloo, and Hamilton offices. He has been managing condominium corporations and commercial properties for over 18 years, achieving the RCM designation from ACMO and the RPA® designation from the BOMI. Brad is a member of the CMRAO Discipline and Discipline Appeals Committees. He has been a speaker at multiple CCI and ACMO events and courses and is an instructor for the ACMO RCM courses at Mohawk College. Brad is very involved in the condominium industry, participating as a Director on the Board of the CCI-GRC and as Chair of the CCI-GRC Education Committee while being actively involved with training and mentoring new Property Managers entering the profession.
Michelle Kelly, Robson Carpenter LLP, President
Well known in the industry, Michelle is a regular speaker at seminars and conferences. She also frequently leads lunch and learns and educates her clients on industry and best practices. Michelle values her relationships and ensures that her vast industry knowledge is shared with her clients and teammates.
Christine Merswolke, LCM Property Services Inc, Vice-President
Christine Merswolke is the President of LCM Property Services Inc., Waterloo Region’s leading Building Services Contractor. LCM specializes in working with condominium corporations, including their developers, property management and boards. In a challenging industry, Christine is the motivating force behind the 100+ people on her growing team. Providing consistently excellent client experiences is a matter of personal pride. As members of ISSA and CCI-GRC, Christine and the team at LCM stay abreast of industry trends and best practices.
Stephanie Sutherland, Cohen Highley, Secretary
An active member of the condominium community in Ontario, Stephanie is involved in the CCI Golden Horseshoe, Grand River, and London chapters, and sits on various CCI committees as well as the Golden Horseshoe Board. She is a frequent speaker at CCI conferences, courses, and seminars and contributes articles to condominium publications including Condo News. Stephanie obtained the former ACCI (Associate of the Canadian Condominium Institute) designation in 2015, and was granted the ACCI’s replacement designation, the LCCI (Leader of the Canadian Condominium Institute), in 2022.
Lauren Sorbara, RLB LLP, Treasurer
Lauren is a born and raised Guelphite and a Manager at RLB Chartered Professional Accountants With almost a decade’s experience specializing in the condominium audit niche, she is dedicated to providing a knowledgeable and superior client experience. With more and more people in our community choosing to live in condominiums, it is important owners are educated on the nuances and unique nature of this lifestyle choice. Passionate about her client’s success, Lauren is always available to answer questions and provide practical advice on all Condominium matters, ranging from best practices and compliance with the Condominium Act and Regulations to more complex issues.
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