Ambassador Committee

The Dufferin Board of Trade (DBOT) Ambassadors are a volunteer committee, comprised of champions for our organization who build long-term relationships with our members and encourage overall membership growth. Ambassadors are an important link between DBOT, our members, and the community. Along with our Board and Staff, our Ambassadors are the face of our organization, and are mentors and leaders in the Dufferin area. They believe in and represent our organization, promote the “Think Local” program, and support DBOT as the “voice of business in Dufferin”.


Gerry Holden



Glen Travers

Glen and his wife Lyn relocated to the Orangeville community a little over a year ago from Northeast BC.

They are well travelled and share a deep appreciation for the diversity and beauty of our country, having lived in BC, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick before returning home to their roots in Ontario.

Glen is an alumnus of the Schulich School of Business and Victoria College (U of T). He is an accredited Financial Planner with over 25 years’ experience in leadership roles with a Big5 bank and more recently, within the Credit Union Cooperative in BC and presently, Meridian Credit Union here in Orangeville.

Glen has served as a Mentor/Volunteer delivering financial literacy programs for Junior Achievement in Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and British Columbia. His past community service includes Campaign Chair for CCC’s Relay for Life and Finance Chair for United Way to name only a few. He has actively supported the B.I.A.’s in the communities he has lived and worked.

He is passionate about Mentorship and remains actively involved in supporting various Young Professionals Mentor Programs in Dufferin County.


Pete Renshaw

A graduate of McMaster University (BA/BSW) Pete has had an extensive and varied career specializing in Telecommunications. He began his career with Bell Canada as a field technician and quickly moved into management roles and the position of Senior Director responsible for managing 2800 unionized employees and 111 managers. In that role Pete was responsible for provisioning and maintenance for over 4 million customers and an annual budget in excess of $465 million dollars.

Since retiring in 2010 Pete has worked for Telecon as a project manager responsible for the engineering and design of fibre optic placement in Sudbury, North Bay, SSM, Timmins and all surrounding communities. He was also responsible for relationahip management with several large firms in the GTA.

He currently sits as chair and is a board member of the Dufferin Board of Trade, chairs the Orangeville Economic Development Committee, is a member of the Dufferin County Economic Development Committee. Pete is a former member and president of the Greater Dufferin Area Chamber of Commerce and was an active volunteer at Family Transition Place as board member, finance committee, board vice president, board president and chaired the MENtor’s committee.


Ida Tetlock

Janet Lynn Morrison

Linda Armour Grant

Mark Jamieson

Brigita Trence

Gerry Reid

Brenda Seltzer

Nick Lumia

Stephany St. Louis

Diana Morris