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Appointee Biographies

Technical Standards and Safety Authority

ROBERT FALCONI

RJ Falconi is Managing Director of RayleeValleyGroup focusing on legal, governance and consumer/product/public/rail safety issues. Mr. Falconi is currently board Chair of the Technical Standards and Safety Authority, a Commissioner on the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission, board member of Tarion Warranty Corporation, a member of the Ontario Advisory Board of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters Inc., and a board member of the York Durham Heritage Railway Association. Formerly, he was Executive Vice President, Chief Legal & Government Affairs Officer, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary at Canadian Standards Association, Vice President, General Counsel & Assistant Corporate Secretary for Parsons Corporation and Legal Counsel at Citibank Canada. Mr. Falconi has a B.Sc. degree from the University of Toronto, a J.D. (LL.B.) from Osgoode Hall Law School, was called to the Ontario Bar in 1985, holds an ICD.D. designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors and is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Canadian, Ontario, American and International Bar Associations, and the US-based National Association of Corporate Directors. He was born and raised in North Bay, ON, and currently resides in Bradford, ON.

ROBERT FALCONI

RJ Falconi is Managing Director of RayleeValleyGroup focusing on legal, governance and consumer/product/public/rail safety issues. Mr. Falconi is currently board Chair of the Technical Standards and Safety Authority, a Commissioner on the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission, board member of Tarion Warranty Corporation, a member of the Ontario Advisory Board of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters Inc., and a board member of the York Durham Heritage Railway Association. Formerly, he was Executive Vice President, Chief Legal & Government Affairs Officer, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary at Canadian Standards Association, Vice President, General Counsel & Assistant Corporate Secretary for Parsons Corporation and Legal Counsel at Citibank Canada. Mr. Falconi has a B.Sc. degree from the University of Toronto, a J.D. (LL.B.) from Osgoode Hall Law School, was called to the Ontario Bar in 1985, holds an ICD.D. designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors and is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Canadian, Ontario, American and International Bar Associations, and the US-based National Association of Corporate Directors. He was born and raised in North Bay, ON, and currently resides in Bradford, ON.

CONNIE GRAHAM

Connie Graham, B.SC., ICD.D (2012) is a corporate board director serving in public, crown, and not-for-profit organizations. She currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Board of London Hydro Inc., and as a Governor on the Fanshaw College Board of Governors. She recently retired from an eight-year term as Chair of the Federal Bridge Corporation, Ltd., a Federal Crown Corporation based in Ottawa, Ontario. Ms. Graham’s community service has centered on children’s welfare and education, having served as Chair of the Board of London’s Habitat for Humanity, Chair of the Resources Development Committee of the Boys and Girls Club of London, and as board Chair for the Fanshawe College Foundation. She was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of her extensive and impactful volunteer service to the community. Ms. Graham has been recognized as Canadian Diversity 50 Director by the Canadian Board Diversity Council, and with an honorary degree from Fanshaw College in 2018.

ELAINE PITCHER

Elaine Pitcher is a Barrister and Solicitor with the Law Office of Elaine S. Pitcher. Her practice is focused on corporate, estate and real estate law. She is a former Partner with Wishart and Partners Law Firm. Ms. Pitcher was Chair of the Sault Area Hospital Board from 2007 to June 28, 2012. She also served as a member and Vice-Chair of the Board from 2002 to 2007. She is a former board Chair of the Sault College of Applied Arts and Technology. She holds both an LLB and a Bachelors degree in Commerce from Queen's University.