2019 Board Nominee Bios

Leslie Camm

Les is a graduate of Ryerson University and has worked in the development industry for more than 30 years, both in private practice as a Landscape Architect as well as in the public domain. Les worked with the City of Mississauga for 16 years as a Landscape Architect and Project Manager overseeing the development of waterfront parks and community centres. He is currently working as a project management consultant with Colliers Project Leaders in Burlington and continues to work on the design and construction of a variety of municipal facilities with cities and towns throughout southern Ontario. Les is a member of the OALA, CSLA and also holds PMP and LEED AP designations.

Bettianne Hedges

In addition to being a Real Estate Broker, Bettianne has a background in retail gallery ownership and non-profit management. Bettianne holds a Bachelors Degree from the University of Waterloo with an emphasis in Business Administration.  She has been an active community volunteer and has served on a variety of boards and committees including six years as a regional Chair with the Ontario Trillium Foundation. She is currently a Director with the Real Estate Council of Ontario, the provincially appointed industry regulator.  She is an avid supporter of the visual arts and collects Canadian ceramics. She is a docent and a member of the AGB Collections Committee.  

Gokcin Nalsok

Gokcin is a Partner at SimpsonWigle LAW LLP and is engaged in a general corporate and commercial law practice that includes commercial and residential real estate law. Her services include incorporating and organizing companies both provincially and federally, preparing partnership and shareholder agreements; advising clients on business transactions relating to corporate share options plans, option agreements and optinee shareholder agreements and corporate restructuring, including amalgamations, reorganization and acquisitions; preparing security documents relating to convertible debentures, general security agreements, share pledge agreements, guarantees and promissory notes; preparation of share purchase agreements and asset purchase agreements with ancillary closing documents; preparing and reviewing general contracts and agreements for businesses including manufacturing agreements, franchise agreements, franchise disclosure documentation, license agreements, purchase order agreements, web and design services agreements, commercial leases and consulting agreements and preparing and closing purchase, sale and refinancing closing documents for businesses and residential real estate.

Bob Pring

Bob Pring was employed by the Economical Insurance Group for 38 years, latterly as the Branch Manager in Hamilton. In his retirement years, Bob spends his time volunteering as follows:
-City of Burlington Senior of the Year, 2015
– Past President of the Burlington Lawn Bowling Club
– Past President of the Sculptors and Woodcarvers Guild at the Art Gallery of Burlington
– Chairman of the Christmas Sale at the Art Gallery of Burlington
– Secretary of the Arts Burlington Council at the Art Gallery of Burlington
– Transportation driver for the Canadian Red Cross
– Burlington Performing Arts Centre
– Pineland Baptist Church
– Nelson High School
– Salvation Army Christmas Bureau
– Sound of Music Festival
– Carpenter Hospice

Dennis Scott

Dennis Scott is currently Chair of the Halton Black History Awareness Society which focuses on inclusive cultural historical and community celebration in the public and educational mindset and is a proprietor of Scott & Associates Consulting which specializes in Organizational Development, Executive and Leadership Coaching and Transition Management.  Dennis’ previous experience includes Board Chair of the Owen Sound Emancipation Celebration Festival; Board member of the Association of Professional Placement Agencies of Canada, International Personnel Services Association, Reverend John Holland Awards Association, and the Hamilton Media Advisory Council.  Dennis position of Executive Directory – Grey/Bruce Habitat for Humanity and 20+ year’s business ownership incorporates diverse and inclusive business and personnel management and development successes within NPO and business entities.  Dennis, post graduating from the University of Western Ontario in Kinesiology, developed programs and educated adults for the Peel Board of Education. 

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