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Appointee Biographies

St. Lawrence Parks Commission

BOB RUNCIMAN

Bob Runciman is a former Ontario Senator and Chair of Legal and Constitutional Affairs committee. He is also a former Ontario Progressive Conservative MPP from 1981 to 2010 and Cabinet Minister 1985, 1995-2003. Community involvement includes coaching and Assistant President of the Brockville Girls Minor Softball Association. He has an education in Municipal Administration at St. Lawrence College and Queen's University.

BRUCE WYLIE

Bruce Wylie is a Morning Show Announcer for Bell Media. His community involvement includes serving for multiple organizations, including as founder of Bruce Wylie Golf Classic and Brockville & Area Music & Performing Arts Hall of Fame.

PIERRE SANTONI

Pierre Santoni is the Director, Partnerships and Strategic Alliances for VIA Rail Canada, where he has been employed for over 30 years. In addition to extensive work in tourism and marketing, he also has 10 years of experience in advertising and media. He is a graduate of both Algonquin College (broadcasting) and McGill University (Master's degree, Management). He has volunteered with the Ontario Special Olympics (Hall of Fame), Blue Jays Foundation, Canada's Sports Hall of Fame board of governors, the United Way, Destination Canada's Emerging Markets Committee, Toronto Argonauts Foundation, and the Ontario Provincial Police as an Honorary Detective.

LINDA SHANKS

Linda Shanks is a former Financial Consultant with Investors Group and former Marketing Projects Manager at the Kingston Chamber of Commerce. Her community involvement includes being a former member of the Royal Kingston Curling Club, and former Chair of the Kingston Yacht Club, Women in Wind. Ms. Shanks holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen's University.

TAMMY HART

Tammy Hart is a former Councillor and Deputy Mayor at the Township of South Stormont. She has previously been self-employed as an Agribusiness Woman at Hartene Farms. Her community involvement includes serving as a town representative and volunteer for Lost Villages Historical Society.

TODD LALONDE

Todd Lalonde brings many years of experience. He is well known in the community due to his rich involvement with many regional committees and boards. Mr. Lalonde currently is an elected trustee and serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees with the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario. Mr. Lalonde is currently serving also as a Regional Director for the Ontario Catholic School Trustee Association elected by his fellow trustees from across Eastern Ontario. He has served as a board member on the Children’s Treatment Centre, Family Counselling Centre of Cornwall and United Counties, United Way of Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry. He also served as a volunteer for the Multiple Sclerosis Society. In addition, Mr. Lalonde has a broad educational background from Algonquin College, Ottawa and St. Lawrence College, Cornwall.

GORDON STENCELL

Gordon Stencell is Director, Recruitment & Talent Acquisition at Empire Life, former Supervisor for Career Services at Morneau Shepell, and former Professor, Career Strategies at St Lawrence College. He has been a volunteer coach and has former governance experience as a Senator at Trent University.

GUY TONDREAU

Guy Tondreau retired from a career in the public service. Guy has become more active in the community in various roles. Guy is currently serving as the Treasurer of the Cornwall Kinsmen Club and a Commissioner of the St. Lawrence Parks Commission. He served as a board member of another local non-profit organization for a year. Over his career, he has been an active member of many service clubs and non-profit organizations contributing to the community. In 2014, Guy Tondreau retired from a career in the Canadian and Ontario Public Service (OPS) spanning over 35 years. This included over 30 years of managerial responsibilities in ever increasing roles. His most recent roles as Regional Program Manager (in OPS) and Director, Cornwall Service Canada Centre (Canada) involved the planning, management and delivery of a range of employment programs and services to Ontarians.