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Board of Directors

Meet the Board

Board of Directors

Meet the Board

Board of Directors’ Statement of Purpose

To lead a progressive performing arts centre that is a gathering place, offering a balance of community and professional programming guided by artistic vision and excellence.

To build, foster and celebrate cultural vitality and diversity in the City of Burlington so that the Performing Arts are seen as an important component of everyday life.

Ken Smithard

Ken Smithard – Board Chair

Ken Smithard, a recent retiree from his role as President of Cogeco Connexion in Burlington. Ken has over 25 years of Business experience of which 19 of them have been…

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Ed Rafih

Ed Rafih – Vice Chair

Ed Rafih is the Group Chief Financial Officer of Quantum Enterprises and its subsidiaries in Burlington and the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area. Ed’s experience is in automotive retail, commercial real…

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Peter W. Van Dyk

Peter W. Van Dyk – Interim Finance Chair

Peter W. Van Dyk is a third generation Insurance Broker with PV&V Insurance Centre, a Burlington based brokerage. Born and raised in Burlington, Peter spent time performing music locally and…

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Deirdre Flynn

Deirdre A. Flynn – Secretary

Deirdre Flynn is a hands-on, results oriented leader who is now enjoying early retirement and is working freelance. Deirdre's career path led her to become a Senior Retail Executive with…

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Councillor Angelo Bentivegna

Councillor Angelo Bentivegna

Angelo and his family have lived in Ward 6 for over 35 years. Educated in Montreal at Loyola University and McGill University. Angelo had a successful career as a self-employed…

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Kelly Gleeson

Kelly Gleeson

Kelly Gleeson is a Vice President and Investment Advisor with CIBC Wood Gundy in downtown Burlington where she and her team manages over $200 million of clients’ wealth. She has…

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emilie cote

Emilie Cote

As the director of Recreation, Community and Culture, our team works to provide inclusive recreational and cultural programs for all ages and abilities. Over the last 15 years, I have…

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