TORONTO (July 1, 2020) – The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Toronto is excited to announce a series of leadership changes to its Management and Executive Committees. Effective July 1, 2020, Emma West, Partner, Bousfields joins the Management Committee of ULI Toronto as the new Chair, succeeding Leslie Klein, Principal, Quadrangle, who will continue to serve on the Executive Committee in his role as Past Chair and on the Governance Committee as Chair.
Cyndi Rottenberg-Walker, Partner, Urban Strategies Inc. will serve as Vice Chair and Chair of Mission Advancement, succeeding Michelle Ackerman, Consultant, Infrastructure Development, Kilmer Group and Hillary Marshall, VP, Stakeholder Relations & Communications, GTAA, respectively. Alpa Patel, Partner, PwC, will succeed Trevor Toombs, Partner, Tax, PWC, as Treasurer.
Renée Gomes, Chief Development Officer & Vice President, Development, First Gulf Corporation will serve as Co-Chair of the Program Committee, succeeding Signe Leisk, Partner, Cassels.
Laura Sellors, Partner & Business Development Lead, Entro will serve as Co-Chair of the Outreach Committee, succeeding Robert Fiorino, Vice President, Market Strategy, Lemay.
Ruth Fischer, Managing Director, Occupier Services, CBRE will serve as Co-Chair of the Sponsorship Committee, succeeding Paul Morassutti, Vice Chairman, CBRE.
Meghan Wong, Director, Commercial Transit Oriented Development, Metrolinx will serve as Co-Chair of the Women’s Leadership (WLI) Committee, succeeding Ann Joyner, Partner, Dillon Consulting Limited.
Derek Goring, Executive Vice President, Development, Northcrest Developments and Past Chair, ULI Toronto, will assume a new role as Global Governing Trustee at the Urban Land Institute. He will also join the Advisory Board as Chair, succeeding Rob Spanier, President, Spanier Group.
As the fourth largest in the global District Council network, ULI Toronto’s membership has grown significantly over the years and in the past three months we have convened more than 8,400 industry professionals online, ranging from calls to action to support the immediate COVID-19 relief effort, economic analysis, and insightful considerations of what is to become the new normal. Under the direction of ULI Toronto Executive Director Richard Joy, the new leadership will be tasked with continuing to build upon these successes, and leading ULI Toronto through this unprecedented time.
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Our mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. We provide our members with independent forums for discussion and debate about city building issues and best practices. ULI Toronto carries forth that mission, while helping to shape a sustainable and thriving future for the Toronto Region. We are supported by over 2000 public and private sector members.