GSDC Board

A Meeting Room Table

The Greater Sudbury Development Corporation (GSDC) is the economic development arm of the City of Greater Sudbury. Consisting of a 17-member board of directors and supported by City staff, the GSDC acts as a catalyst for economic development initiatives and supports the attraction, development and retention of business in the community.

GSDC Board of Directors

GSDC Board Chair
Wendy Watson, Director of Communications, Greater Sudbury Utilities

GSDC Board 1st Vice Chair
Brian Valliancourt, Vice-President – Business DevelopmentCollège Boréal

GSDC Board Members

Brent Battistelli, President of Battistelli’s Independent Grocer
Brian Bigger
, Mayor, City of Greater Sudbury
Erin Danyliw, General Manager, Copy Copy Printing
Joanne Gervais,
Directrice générale, ACFO du grand Sudbury
Yonaniko Grenon,
Senior Communications Specialist with Glencore Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations
Karen Hourtovenko,
Founder, Lifezone Inc.
Paul Kusnierczyk,
Commercial and Residential Real Estate Broker Royal LePage North Heritage Realty
Andrée Lacroix,
Partner, Lacroix Layers/Avocats
Marett McCulloch,
Sales/Marketing Manager, CTV Sudbury, Sault Ste. Marie and North Bay
Deb McIntosh
, Municipal Councillor
Daran Moxam, Portfolio Manager and Partner with Moxam Cassio Wealth Management and Director of Wealth Management at ScotiaMcLeod  
Peter Nykilchuk
General Manager, Hampton Inn by Hilton and Homewood Suites by Hilton
David Paquette, President, Paquette Management Services
Lynne Reynolds, Ward 11 Municipal Councillor, City of Greater Sudbury
Mark Signoretti, Ward 1 Municipal Councillor, City of Greater Sudbury
Dr. Pierre Zundel, Interim President and Vice-Chancellor at Laurentian University

The goal of this Corporation is to strengthen economic development and quality of life within the Greater Sudbury area by:

  • supporting the expansion of current businesses;
  • attracting, brokering and facilitating new business development; and
  • encouraging continued economic diversification.


This is accomplished by:

  • assisting in the expansion of current businesses and the development of new businesses;
  • actively promoting Greater Sudbury as a world centre for information technology and telecommunications, mining technology, environmental technology, biotechnology, tourism and as the key entry point to northern Ontario;
  • actively promoting Greater Sudbury as the Northern Ontario centre for education and training, business services, tourism and retail, health excellence, government services, transportation and distribution.