Lindsay served as the Director of Municipal and Aboriginal Affairs at Union Gas. He has held a number of management positions with the company in the areas of Sales and Distribution Operations. He has also worked with numerous community groups in Windsor, Essex County and Kent County and is a past campaign Chair of the Chatham-Kent United Way. In 2003, he was the winner of the Robinson Citizenship Award and the first Canadian to ever receive this award. Lindsay has been an avid volunteer at the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce since 2002 when he joined the Business Excellence Award Committee. He is also past Chair of the Windsor-Essex Economics Development Corporation, a Director of the Essex Regional Conservation Authority and Chair of the Coaches Committee for the District Minor Hockey Association. He is is a graduate of the University of Windsor Business School.
Fred is Associate Professor of Economics at the Schulich School of Business, York University (Toronto). His primary research interest is in labour economics, including strategy, governance, incentives and compensation, and First Nations economic development. He regularly advises governments and companies around the world. He has advised Aboriginal groups on economic development initiatives; has consulted to private sector organizations in corporate restructuring and development of strategy; and consulted to government on a range of policy issues. Fred holds a PhD in Economics from Harvard University.
Art Bennett brings with him a long and successful career as a leader across the private and public sector. He began his leadership career as a prominent union leader for the United Steelworkers while working in the mining sector. Art then distinguished himself as a municipal leader as the Deputy Mayor of Bruce Mines for six years. Art is also a successful entrepreneur, having established an award-winning meat processing and smoked meat business, Yancey’s Meats. Along with these diverse accomplishments, Art has held many executive and board positions within the Métis Nation including President of the North Channel Métis Council, PCMNO Councillor, MNO Region 4 Captain of the Hunt and is currently the Co-Chair of the Métis Voyageur Development Fund.