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Michelle Gibson is a registered architect since 1996 and a founding partner of Kuch Stephenson Gibson Malo Architects & Engineer, established in 2002.


Michelle was the first female president of the Fort William Rotary Club and the inaugural Rotarian of the Year in 2000. She is the current director of the Confederation College Foundation and a mentor with the Royal Architectural Institute of Canadafs Syllabus chapter in Thunder Bay.

Michelle's professional experience with institutional projects in northwestern Ontario has given her the ability to effectively manage the design and decision making processes of development.


Donna Hilsinger has 30 years experience as a successful businesswoman in Sault Ste. Marie, overseeing Algoma's Water Tower Inn and its 180 room full service hotel. This 2008 Influential Women award winner also managed the Searchmont Ski Resort and has become an integral part of the Algoma's Fall Festival each year.


Donna began her training at a very young age when her parents purchased a fast food restaurant franchise and since then worked her way up through the ranks of the service and hospitality industry to her current position as president of the Algoma's Water Tower Inn. She is also president of the Algoma's Fall Festival where she has taken the organization from a debt situation to a revenue generating position.


Stan Lawlor was mayor of the City of North Bay from 1984 to 1994, following a 10-year tenure as a member of city council. During his terms, Stan worked within the Northeastern Ontario Mayor's Action Group as a director of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and chaired the Economic Development Task Force and served as a member of the Economic Development Commission of the City of North Bay for more than a decade.


In 1967, Stan Lawlor was one of seven founding faculty members of Nipissing University, where he has taught for more man 40 years. Following his retirement several years ago, he has continued to provide part-time teaching services at the university.


Michael Metatawabin has served as the president of Five Nations Energy Inc. since 2003 and brings with, him a strong background in public relations.


He was involved in radio and television journalism for over 13 years and served as the Chief of the Fort Albany First Nation for four consecutive terms.

Michael has also served as the Chairman of the Board and president of the Wawatay Native Communications Society, Chair of the Nish-nawbe-Aski Police Services and holds the same position for Aboriginal Peoples Television.

Michael served as a director of Kimesskane-menow Corporation, a community-owned corporation which builds me winter roads along the western James Bay Coast each year.


Directrice generale/Executive Director - La Fondation du College Boreal


Jacqueline is a Cambrian College graduate in Developmental Services and Human Resources Management. She worked as a design coordinator for many years before joining the United Way Sudbury team as the Special Events Coordinator. She accepted the Executive Director's position at La Fondation du College Boreal in May 2004. La Fondation has since surpassed its Major Fundrais-ing campaign goal and close to one million dollars in bursaries are awarded to College Boreal students annually.
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Title Annotation:Michelle Gibson of Kuch Stephenson Gibson Malo Architects & Engineer; Donna Hilsinger of Sault Ste. Marie; Michael Metatawabin of Five Nations Energy Inc.
Publication:Northern Ontario Business
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Date:Nov 1, 2008
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