Board of Directors

The NWO Innovation Centre benefits from the experience, connections, and talents of our volunteer Board of Directors.  These community-focused business leaders don't just have lunch eight or nine times per year, they work hard to set the strategic direction for the organization, ensure financial accountability and provide their insights, access to their networks and support to this organization.  The current Board of Directors is profiled below.


Eric Tribe

Eric Tribe, Chair

VP Technology
Health e(fx)


Lindsay FentonLindsay Fenton, Vice Chair

Site General Manager



Andrew Dean Picture

Andrew Dean, Secretary

VP of Research
Lakehead University

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Wayne VanderWees, Treasurer

Freight Managers Inc.




Colin Kelly photoColin Kelly

Dean, School of Engineering Technology, Trades, & Aviation
Confederation College



Dan Munshaw

Dan Munshaw

Manager, Supply Management
City of Thunder Bay



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Taras Manzie

Lake of the Woods Brewing Company Inc.


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Farhan Yousaf

Executive Director
Lakehead University Student Union




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Amy Johnson

Director - Engineering


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Mark Elgie

Sales Manager & Partner




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Paul Giles

Origin Recruitment