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Dwight Duncan

Dwight Duncan serves as a Senior Strategic Advisor at McMillan LLP, one of Canada’s largest and most respected full service law firms. Mr. Duncan also serves as a Principle of McMillan Vantage the firm’s wholly owned public policy advisory firm.

In addition to his work with McMillan, Mr. Duncan currently serves on the Board of Directors of Travelers Insurance Canada, The Dominion General Insurance Company, Crown Crest Trust, The Global Risk Institute, the MS Society of Canada Scientific Research Foundation, and is Chair of the Windsor Detroit Bridge Authority.

Prior to joining McMillan, Mr. Duncan had a distinguished career in public service that spanned close to 25 years.

During his time as a Member of the Ontario Legislature he served as Deputy Premier, Minister of Finance, Chair of the Management Board of Cabinet, Chair of Cabinet, Government House Leader, Minister of Energy, Minister of Revenue, Minister of Government Services and Opposition House Leader.

Duncan delivered six budgets and authored historic reforms to Ontario’s tax, pension, insurance, and energy regimes. As Finance Minister, he lowered corporate and personal taxes, eliminated the capital tax and created the harmonized sales tax (HST). During his tenure, the Government of Ontario invested record sums in infrastructure, healthcare and education to lay the foundation for improved productivity and a more prosperous economy.

Duncan oversaw several large commercial transactions on behalf of the Province. These included lease extensions with Teranet, the reorganization of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, Ontario’s first P3 highway projects, including the RT. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway, and the financial restructuring of General Motors and Chrysler.

Mr. Duncan also had Ministerial responsibility for the Ontario Securities Commission, the Ontario Energy Board, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, the Liquor Control Board of Ontario, Hydro One, and Ontario Power Generation.

Mr. Duncan holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) and MBA (University of Windsor) as well as a B.A. (Economics –McGill University).

Mr. Duncan has received many awards and distinctions including an honorary doctorate from the University of Windsor (2013), The Queen’s Gold and Diamond Jubilee Medals and recognition as one of Toronto’s 50 Most Influential People by Toronto Life Magazine (2012).


Bryce Phillips

Bryce Phillips joined Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority as its CEO following an appointment by the Government of Canada in July 2018. He brings more than 35 years of experience as an executive in the infrastructure and energy sectors.

Mr. Phillips most recently served as Vice President of Kinectrics where he oversaw major infrastructure projects for a broad range of clients in North America and in Europe. Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Technical Support Services for AMEC, a company providing nuclear safety solutions for nuclear power plants worldwide.

Mr. Phillips also held key leadership positions at the Darlington and Pickering Nuclear Generating Stations, including Operations Manager, Plant Manager, Deputy Vice President and Senior Vice President. Among his many accomplishments, Bryce worked with the board of directors and led his team to achieve the Institute of Nuclear Operations Excellence Award for quality and safety, a first in the world for a four-unit nuclear facility.

A native of Windsor, Ontario, Mr. Phillips holds an engineering degree from the University of Windsor.


Karla Avis

Karla Avis works for GO Transit, where over the past 6 years she has progressed from Project Financial Engineer to Manager, Controls and Standards, culminating in her recent career achievement as Vice President, RER New Stations and Off Corridor Infrastructure – Capital Projects Group. Within this role, she leads the development and quality control of design standards, provides oversight and guidance for project controls, is the functional administrator of the project management system, and oversees a business liaison team that includes procurement, realty, and legal. 

Ms. Avis has a Bachelor Civil Engineering from Ryerson University and a P.Eng certification and is a past President of the Board of Directors for the Women in Transportation Seminars (WTS) Toronto Chapter.


Marie Campagna

Marie Campagna has over 30 years of progressive experience in the public and private sectors. Her career has been rooted in finance and operational support and spanned many sectors including healthcare, automotive, logistics and pharmaceuticals.

She joined Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare in 2012 and currently serves as the Vice President Corporate Services, New Business Development and Chief Financial Officer.

Since February of this year Ms. Campagna has served on the Board of Directors for Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority. In addition, she is the Board Chair of Utilismart Corporation, Chair of Transform Shared Services Organization and a Member of the Board of the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Campagna has also held many Board and committee positions with Essex Power Corporation, CMA Ontario and CMA Canada over the past 20 years.

Ms. Campagna holds a CPA (CMA) designation, a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Windsor, and is a Fellow and life member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario. In June 2015, she successfully completed the Directors Education Program and achieved her Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D) designation.


Judi Cohen

Judi Cohen is an accomplished business leader with over 35 years of executive level operational and profit and loss experience in the private and public sectors. Cohen has held senior leadership positions in diverse specialties related to transit, transportation, environmental assessment and compliance, public consultation strategy for large infrastructure projects, and property management at several organizations. Her public sector experience, from 1978 to 1997, included Transport Canada and the Toronto Transit Commission, while her private sectors executive level experience, from 1997-2013, included Vice President roles at Hatch Associates, UMA/AECOM, SNC-Lavalin and Teranet and Metrolinx.

Mrs. Cohen’s prior board experience included serving on the Toronto Police Services Board from 2005 to 2011, the Metro Toronto Convention Centre Board, from 2004 to 2017, the Canadian Urban Transit Association Board, from 1985-2000, the Toronto Star Community Editorial Board, and has served as Chair of the Engagement and Change Board from 2014 to 2017. She is a graduate of the ICD Board Governance Course for Not-for-Profits and has significant provincial and federal board training for Crown Corporations. She has chaired numerous board committees including Governance and Human Resources of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre Board.

Mrs. Cohen is currently a Freelance Travel Writer and Wellness Travel Expert. She is on the Executive of the International Women’s Forum (IWF) Toronto, and is an active volunteer in the not-for-profit sector.

Mrs. Cohen holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto and is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition as a Health Coach.


Shelly Cunningham

Shelly Cunningham brings her extensive experience as a senior leader in governance, capital portfolio and project management, as well as operational excellence to her role.

Ms. Cunningham retired from PowerStream Inc. in 2017, where she was the Senior Vice-President of Engineering Services and contributed to project management, process improvement, and information technology. During her 15 year tenure with PowerStream Inc., Ms. Cunningham excelled in various positions ranging from Systems Engineer, Manager to Senior Vice-President, Engineering Services.

Ms. Cunningham also has extensive Board experience, notably with Ontario One Call where she acted as Board Chair from 2015 to 2016. During this time she led the organization through the development of a strategic plan and implementation of strategy which significantly aided in the organization’s transition from an outsourced call center to an in-house operation.Ms.Cunningham is a current Board Member on the Stevenson Memorial Hospital.

Further to her professional accomplishments, Ms. Cunningham holds a Bachelor of Engineering from McMaster University, and a Master of Business Administration from York University. She is also a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and the Professional Engineers in Ontario (P.Eng.).


André Juneau

Mr. Juneau has significant experience in intergovernmental relations, infrastructure policy, government decision-making, and public-sector boards.

He is a fellow of the Queen's University Institute of Intergovernmental Relations of which he was the director from 2010 to 2013. He is also an advisor to the Forum of Federations.

In 2014-2015, he chaired the national board of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada.

 From 2006 to 2009, he represented Canada and Morocco on the resident board of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London. He was elected twice as chair of the board's steering group.

In 2002, he created the federal department of infrastructure of which he was the first deputy minister. In 2004, Infrastructure Canada was given the task of negotiating the transfer of a portion of the federal gas tax to municipalities. He personally led the discussions with Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan and Toronto and supervised the other discussions.

From 1975 to 1998, he held a series of positions in the Department of Finance, the Privy Council Office and served as a director general and an assistant deputy minister for policy on labour market issues, immigration and health. From 1999 to 2002 he was assistant deputy minister for intergovernmental operations and then deputy secretary to the Cabinet for operations at the Privy Council Office.

Mr. Juneau has an undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Ottawa and received a master's degree in urban affairs from the New School for Social Research in New York City.

He represented Canada on the executive board of the World Health Organization and he represented Health Canada on the board of the Canadian Institute for Health Information. He was also on the board of the Institute of Governance.

 In 2012, he received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for services to Canadian municipalities.


Rish Malhotra

Rish Malhotra is an accomplished leader with over 15 years of experience in international sales, business development, technology management and strategic business planning.  Mr. Malhotra is currently the Vice-President of International Business at International Road Dynamics Inc. (IRD) and is responsible for managing IRD's international business involving the deployment and integration of intelligent transportation technologies in worldwide markets.

Prior to his role with IRD, Mr. Malhotra worked in commercial banking at the Bank of Montreal and other high technology industries.  Mr. Malhotra has a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Mumbai, as well as a Master of Science and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Saskatchewan.  He is a Professional Engineer registered in Saskatchewan (P. Eng.), and a lifetime member of Mensa International.


Michael Mueller

Michael Mueller has vast experience in financial management and accounting, having led global organizations through complex matters such as restructuring work across industry and government. He also has extensive board experience, notably as the Chairman and Director of the Board of Smart Technologies Inc., and as Director of Hydro One Inc. Mr. Mueller is from Windsor, holds an honours degree in commerce and received an honorary doctorate of laws from the University of Windsor.