For Immediate Release | April 3, 2017
Dufferin County, Ontario: At the February meeting of the Dufferin Board of Trade (DBOT) Board of Directors, Pete Renshaw was named as the new Chair-Elect to be confirmed by the membership at the Annual General Meeting on May 17th, 2017.
A graduate of McMaster University (BA/BSW) Renshaw has had an extensive and varied career specializing in telecommunications. He currently chairs the Orangeville Economic Development Committee, and is a member of the Dufferin County Economic Development Committee. Renshaw is a former member and past President of the Greater Dufferin Area Chamber of Commerce and was an active volunteer at Family Transition Place (FTP). Throughout his involvement with FTP Renshaw held several positions including: Board member, Finance Committee member, Board Vice- President, Board-President, and Chair of the MENtor’s committee.
“The Dufferin Board of Trade is very fortunate to have Pete Renshaw join the Board as our Chair. With his extensive and varied career, Pete brings forward a deep-rooted understanding of the Dufferin business environment and the opportunities and challenges that are ahead for this organization and for all businesses operating in our county” said Joe Andrews, Chair of DBOT.
Renshaw succeeds Joe Andrews, Campus Director of Humber Orangeville, as Board Chair following Andrews’ two-year term as Chair of the Board of Directors. Andrews will remain on the Board of Directors as Past-Chair.
Under Joe Andrews’ chairmanship the Dufferin Board of Trade continued to support the local business community and grow its membership and overall presence in the region. Throughout his tenure, Andrews worked to build and solidify strong partnerships and working relationships with many local and province wide business and community organizations.
“Joe Andrews has been a vital part of this organization’s growth and success over the past two years. His efforts have been instrumental in ensuring that the business community here in Dufferin is well represented by their Board of Trade. With the creation of the new strategic plan and his work with its ongoing execution, Joe has positioned DBOT to be well connected and woven into the fabric of this community. We thank Joe for his unwavering and steadfast commitment and look forward to continuing to work with him as Past-Chair on our Board” said Diana Morris, General Manager of DBOT.
The Dufferin Board of Trade is the largest organization representing businesses in Dufferin County. DBOT’s charge is to help businesses navigate the challenges of the hyper-dynamic business environment in which they operate. DBOT works at the grassroots level; speaking with business owners and acting as a sounding board for the issues they face on a daily basis.
Diana Morris, General Manager
Dufferin Board of Trade
519.941.0490 ext. 202