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Our Leadership Team


President:  Nour Hachem-Fawaz, BA
Nour draws on 13 years of experience as a workforce advisor, mentor, and influencer to inspire youth to make informed career choices that challenge the status quo. She has traveled across Canada to speak to education and industry about workforce development and recruiting women in male-dominated careers. Nour was also chosen to lead a national research project with AIA Canada to develop a nationwide strategy to help attract, recruit, retain, and advance women in the automotive industry. Her ability to connect with audiences and provide insight allows individuals to reassess their approach to careers. Nour’s outreach and advocacy has resulted in numerous awards including the University of Windsor’s Alumni Association “Odyssey Award”, the Women’s Enterprise Skills Training of Windsor (WEST) “Innovation Award”, and the Leadership Windsor Essex “Alumni Award of Distinction”. Nour holds a B.A. in Business, is Leadership-certified by the Coady Institute Canadian Women’s Foundation, is a current Professional MBA student, and works at the University of Windsor.

Events Director:  Ann Hetherington
Ann’s depth of experience in marketing management, communications, public relations, social media, and event management, spans a forty-year career in the private and public sectors. She has worked in the communications industry, been a business owner in a marketing and advertising agency, and from 2000 to 2019, was Director of Marketing at St. Clair College. In her most recent position, Ann was responsible for the development and execution of marketing, branding, and recruitment strategies for the College. Ann’s commitment to community has included years as a Rotarian, chair of numerous non-profit events, and most recently, the Chair of Build a Dream’s Windsor event.

Board of directors

Chair of the Board                  Teresa Piruzza, External Affairs, FCA Canada

Vice Chair of the Board         Sherrilyn Colley-Vegh, Director Leadership Windsor-Essex, United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County

Secretary                                 Jonathon Azzopardi, President, Laval

Board Member                        Frank Abbruzzese, President, AlphaKOR | Co-Founder, WEtech Network Alliance

Board Member                        Dina D’Andrea, Associate, Bezaire & Associates

Board Member                        Sahar Dawi, Special Projects Coordinator, Erie St. Clair Local Health Integration Network (LHIN)

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