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Appointee Biographies

Livestock Financial Protection Board


As an employee, President and shareholder since 1996, Larry Witzel, of Tavistock, has played an active role in the management and operation of Ontario Livestock Exchange Inc. Mr. Witzel is also a member of the Industry Government Advisory Committee Working Group. Previously, he was President, representative and consultant with the Livestock Market Association of Canada and President of Ontario Livestock Auction Markets.


Paul Sharpe is a Grain Merchant and Logistics Manager for Sharpe Farm Supplies. He has a B.Comm. in Agricultural Business from the University of Guelph.


Howard Greig is a Manager and Auctioneer at Keady Livestock Market. He is a former Councilor and Mayor for the Township of Chatsworth. His community involvement includes serving as a member for Keady Community Club and member and Chair of Stewards for Keady United Church.


Blair Williamson is a graduate of the University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus and Fanshawe College Business Insurance program. He owns and operates a 50 head purebred cow/calf operation in Lambton Shores, ON. He also works for Lambton Mutual Insurance Co. in the underwriting department. His community involvement has included: Board member Lambton Federation of Agriculture, Lambton Cattlemen’s Association, 4H Leader, Policy Advisory Councillor for OFA and Advisory Councillor for BFO.


Don Gordon is self-employed. His community involvement includes formerly serving as a leader for 4-H Ontario.


Jennifer Haley is the Executive Director of the Ontario Veal Association, a position she has held since 1998. Ms. Haley earned her Honours Bachelor of Arts degree and her Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Guelph. She holds the designations of Certified Association Executive (CAE) from the Canadian Society of Association Executives and Professional Agrologist (P. Ag) from the Ontario Institute of Agrologists. Ms. Haley has served her community in a number of volunteer positions including Treasurer of the St. George's Children's Center, President of St. George Minor Ball and most recently as a Girl Guides of Canada volunteer leader.