On behalf of Grant Seabrooke, Board Chair, the entire Board of Directors, and staff, we are delighted to announce the three newest board members to join the organization: Mallory Graham, Raymond Yip Choy, and Cyndy Palleske.
Mallory Graham is an anishnaabe-kwe, founder and owner of Tribal Trade Co, an online retail store with a brick and mortar location in Curve Lake, offering contemporary indigenous apparel, giftware, and cultural education products. Mallory leads a team of content creators to develop online educational resources that are aimed to share, celebrate, and connect people with indigenous cultural teachings. As a digital marketing strategist, Mallory specializes in social media content campaigns, and lead generation strategies for indigenous-owned organizations. Mallory holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) degree from Wilfrid Laurier University, majoring in Marketing and Brand Communication, and sits on Curve Lake First Nation’s Economic Development, and Gaming Revenue Fund committees.
Raymond Yip Choy
Raymond currently teaches in the School of Business and Information Technology at Fleming College where he is the Coordinator for the International Business Management and Global Business Management postgraduate programs and is the lead advisor for the College’s Enactus team. He also lectures in the School of Business at Trent University where he has led the university’s Jeux de Commerce competition team. Prior to teaching, Raymond worked in a number of marketing roles, managing consumer brands such as Maxwell House, Black & Decker, Werther’s Original and Avery Office Products as well as in the education sector. Raymond grew up in Trinidad, holds a BSc in Geology from Acadia University and a Master’s of Business Administration from McGill University and was a Scout leader for fifteen years.
Cyndy is a manufacturing operations executive and government relations advocate with 3 decades of industry experience in pharmaceutical, automotive injection molding, non-ferrous forging, and the electronics aerospace & defence sectors. During her years working in Peterborough, Ontario, she collaborated with Fleming College to design and implement Manufacturing Operations and Lean curriculums, hosted shop tours and became a spokesperson for Women in Manufacturing and STEM. Most recently, her time as Vice-President Programs & Services at Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters allowed her to focus her support of manufacturers across Canada through connections to programs and advocacy. Cyndy continues to be engaged with helping SME’s through involvement with resources such as Community Futures Peterborough, liaising with government programs and mentoring post-secondary students.
For a complete listing of all current board members, click here.