Previous to her tenure with the Chamber, Gail was a long time employee in the financial industry. Gail believes in continued volunteer involvement and lifelong education. Volunteering as a member business led to a Board of Director position with the Chamber where she first hand noted the benefits to business - so much so, it sparked interest when the opportunity came for the position of President and CEO.
Gail is 2nd Vice Chair on the Board of the Chamber Executives of Ontario and is also a Director on the Board of Chamber of Commerce Executives of Canada. She was awarded the James Gordon Carnegie Award in 2018, selected by peers for her mentoring and contributions to the Chamber executives and organization.
Gail has provided a voice on municipal Business License Review Committee and Capitol Theatre RFP Committee. Gail continues to provide opinion on the Municipal Council Remuneration Committee, as well as many other initiatives as they arise. She has volunteered and contributed to numerous community groups and organizations including participation with the inaugural ‘Positivity Day in CK’ Steering Committee, is a Past Director of the Board and was Chair of the Building Committee with the new YMCA of Chatham-Kent. For many years, Gail was a member of Rotary and now enjoys being a ‘freelance’ volunteer where she can.
As a lifelong resident of Chatham-Kent, Gail is very happy enjoying all that the Municipality provides. The lifestyle, cost of living, amenities of waters, trails and landscapes and the relaxed, stress free travel times makes it easy to appreciate Chatham-Kent for all it offers. Gail has 3 life philosophies 1. Work hard, and have fun doing so. 2. Mistakes are made only by those who try. 3. Believe - in yourself, your community, your passions…
I am a lifelong resident of Chatham-Kent. Raised in beautiful Mitchell’s Bay and now reside in Grande Pointe. I graduated from St. Clair College, Thames Campus with an Office Administration Executive Diploma.
My companion, Steve St. Pierre raised in Grande Pointe has completed his apprenticeship in the Skilled Trades Electrical Program from St. Clair College and is currently working for his father’s family business L&R Renovations, locally owned and operated out of Grande Pointe.
I have been employed with the Chatham-Kent Chamber of Commerce as Administrative Assistant to the President & CEO since 2008. Prior to the Chamber I worked at Country View Golf Course for 11 years gaining customer service experience while working as a dishwasher, a server, and a pro shop attendant. I still enjoy a few good rounds of golf!
I am a believer in giving back to your community. I volunteer and assist Pretty in Pink, a group of ladies working together raising funds for the Chatham-Kent Hospice.