General Manager Appointment

Chairman W. D. (Doug) Armstrong and the Board of Directors for the Peterborough Community Futures Development Corporation (PCFDC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Tonya Kraan to the position of General Manager effective Monday, May 12, 2014.

Tonya is Manager of Innovation for the City of Kawartha Lakes with responsibility for the ongoing development of the Water Research and Innovation Network (WRAIN).  This initiative has enabled her to develop many strategic partnerships in the Kawartha region including Trent University, Fleming College, Greater Peterborough Area Economic Development Corporation, Greater Peterborough Innovation Cluster as well as local area municipalities.  Previously, she was employed as Corporate Senior Manager, Marketing with EHC Global leading the Marketing Department and Global Sales Team for business development, contract administration and key account management with clients in over 40 countries.

Ms. Kraan has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Trent University and successfully participated in the Queen's University Executive Development Program with a speciality in marketing management.

Tonya served on the Board of Directors of the Kawartha Lakes Community Futures Development Corporation for four years.  She is presently a Director on the Boards' of Women's Resources and WRAIN and previously participated on her local Easter Seals Board.

Mr. Armstrong stated, "We were impressed with Tonya's achievements and the leadership she has displayed with the WRAIN project and strong collaborative and relationship building skills she possesses.  Her analytical style will positively impact the services we provide our clients.  She is passionate about Peterborough and its surrounding communities and will be an excellent addition to our team". 

Tonya and husband Joe, a Manufacturing Engineer with G.E. in Peterborough, and son Colby reside in the City of Kawartha Lakes.  She is very family oriented and is an active volunteer in her community when times allows it.  Tonya grew up in and around Peterborough and believes strongly in trying to ensure our local residents and particularly young people have every opportunity to remain employed and committed to the area.

PCFDC is a community-based, not-for-profit organization.  Its mandate, through Government of Canada funding, is to provide access to capital, business consulting services and community economic development through community dialogue, planning and the delivery of initiatives that help finance and assist small businesses and social enterprises maintain or create jobs and promote local prosperity.

W.D. (Doug) Armstrong
Chairman of the Board of Directors


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