Gerry Macartney, CEO
Since 1996, Gerry has served as CEO and General Manager of the London Chamber. Gerry oversees the daily operations of the Chamber including budgeting, human resources, and property. He is the principal resource person for the Board and the Executive and is the Chamber’s chief spokesperson and media contact. Gerry also oversees all community/chamber sponsorship opportunities.
Kristen Duever, Assistant Manager
Kristen’s duties include providing a leadership role in the policy work of the Chamber including policy development and writing, as well as acting as liaison to the Chamber’s Government Affairs Committee and Board of Directors. Kristen is also responsible for advocacy related communications to the Chamber membership and working closely with community stakeholders on common policy issues.
On the program side, Kristen supports the CEO in the management of existing programs and services and development of new opportunities of direct interest appropriate to Chamber members.
She is also currently undertaking a number of marketing duties including maintaining the Chamber’s website, its bi-weekly “Connections” newsletter, the “Voice” in Business London and the Chamber’s social networking efforts.
Wendy Mills, Office Manager
Wendy’s duties include all aspects of Accounts Receivable (new & current Member invoicing/collections, etc.), and oversees the up to date management of the entire Membership Database. She is the staff liaison for all duties associated with the physical building and suppliers/supplies. Wendy coordinates the Chamber’s IT and ISP service providers and oversees back of the house equipment and connectivity issues associated with website and internet. Her additional administrative responsibilities include assisting the CEO with HR policies and policies. Wendy oversees the processing of Certificates of Origin, sales commissions, and capital items associated with the Meeting Centre and Administration Office. Wendy manages the Meeting Centre for all meetings, bookings, and Chamber events.
Janie Rother, Membership Sales and Service Manager
Janie’s primary focus is on membership sales and service. She is the staff liaison for the Chamber's Membership Service Committee (BAFs, Mega BAFs, Speed Networking, Changing Faces of Ag, and the Farm Tour). Janie also looks after our annual Christmas event (Grinch Gives Back). In addition to her committee responsibilities she assists with events, programs and services that encourage member participation throughout the year.
Julia Cunningham, Senior Events Manager and Project Services
Julia’s primary role is organizing and executing the Chamber’s major events such as the Business Achievement Awards, State of the City Address, Past Presidents’ Golf Classic, Economic Outlook, and our Summit event. In addition she also looks after any of the Chamber’s Special Speakers Series and Seminars. Julia is also the Chamber’s designated internal Health and Safety Officer.
Bonnie Riddolls, Member Services and Reception
As receptionist, Bonnie is our first point of contact with the wider business community and is the first person to greet members at the front desk. Bonnie answers and directs calls, responds to members and general inquiries, provides support and assistance to all staff. Bonnie plays an instrumental role in assisting our event coordinators with seminars, special events, guest speakers etc. Bonnie is the main contact for Certificate of Origins. She is also support to the Meeting Centre Clients and Staff.