Board of Directors

DIANE MALENFANTPresident - Community Futures Essex County General Manager
Diane joined the Leamington Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors to further support local businesses through advocacy and collaboration. She enjoys helping with the planning of the events the Chamber offers and regularly attends these events as she feels the connections made are very important.
BRANDON STANLEYVice President - Stanedin
Brandon Stanley, a seasoned Information Technology professional, possesses an impressive track record in managing and supporting IT services across diverse industries. As a valuable addition to the Chamber of Leamington’s Board of Directors, Brandon’s extensive knowledge and expertise will significantly contribute to the Chamber’s continuous growth and success.
CHAD ROBINSONPast President - Owner of Crave Family Grill & Pub
Chad Robinson has lived and worked in Leamington for 20 years with his wife and three children. Currently he owns and operates Crave Family Grill & Pub in uptown Leamington. Having previously owned two franchise restaurants he is no stranger to the hospitality sector.
PAUL THOMPSONBoard Treasurer - Libro Credit Union - Community Branch Manager
Paul has lived in and worked in Leamington for 24 years along with his wife and 2 children. Currently he is employed with Libro Credit Union Leamington as Community Manager with 37 years of financial service background.
AARON CORISTINEExecutive Director at Large - Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers - Manager: Science | Regulatory Affairs | Government Relations
Aaron studied biology and chemistry and graduated with his Honors BSc. at Wilfrid Laurier University before completing his MSc. in Biochemistry and Microbiology at WLU. He is the Manager of Science, Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs with the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers (OGVG).
TONY DESANTISBoard Member-Community Living Essex County -Manager, Community Relations and Resource Development
Tony was born and raised in Leamington and is a graduate of the University of Windsor . Tony has worked in a variety of roles. For five years he coordinated an employment program for persons with disabilities and for the past twenty years has been the Manager of Community Relations with Community Living Essex County.
MELISSA LOEPPGYBoard Member - Rosewood Erie Glen -Life Enrichment/Marketing Manager
Melissa has been serving seniors for 30 years! She has a strong belief in Family, Seniors Advocacy and Community Support. Her famous line is “It takes a TEAM to build a Village.” She worked her way up at Rosewood Erie Glen into a Leadership Position (Life Enrichment Marketing Manager) and continues to thrive. Melissa loves spending time with her family at their cottage. (Married, 3 children, 1 grandchild) Past committees- always on PTA when children in school, Erie Shores Hospice Volunteer, Leamington Skating Club
CHARLENE HOULEBoard Member- Rotary Club of Leamington
Charlene’s engagement in Leamington region and the importance of not-for-profits to our community are highlighted in her lifelong commitment to volunteerism and community growth.
PAUL MEDEIROSDream BNB Hospitality
Paul is a multifaceted professional known for his dynamic roles in both the hospitality industry and community development initiatives. As co-owner and founder of Dream BNB Hospitality Inc, he epitomizes innovation and excellence in providing top-notch guest experiences. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for customer satisfaction, Paul has elevated Dream BNB Hospitality Inc. to new heights, setting industry standards along the way.
CONNOR LAINORicci, Enns, Rollier & Setterington LLP
Connor was born and raised in Harrow and has been involved in the greater Essex County communities through education, employment, athletics, and volunteering. He attended the University of Windsor for both undergrad and law school and is currently an Associate Lawyer at Ricci, Enns, Rollier & Setterington LLP. He is eager to work with the Chamber to help grow local businesses and strengthen the community.
CAROLYN WARKENTINSouth Essex Community Council
Carolyn was born and raised in Leamington. She attended the University of Guelph and the University of Windsor to obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree. Carolyn is also a Certified Association Executive® (CAE) through the Canadian Society of Association Executives. She has volunteered for a variety of local non-profit organizations and is currently the Chair of the Board of First Work, “Ontario’s Workforce Development Network”. She has been the Executive Director at South Essex Community Council since 2008 and has worked in the not-for-profit sector for 25 years.
RANDY SLEIMANSecurity ONE Alarm System
Randy is Leamington born and raised. He’s spent the last decade with locally owned companies within Leamington, most recently at Security ONE Alarm Systems as Sales Operations Manager. He’s also involved in many areas of the community, most notably as Director of Community Partnerships for the Leamington Flyers hockey club.
Sean completed his degree is Honors Physics from the University of Windsor, and later completed his MBA from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst.
He has work in various roles in Operations and Safety through his 17 years with Enbridge Gas Distribution (formerly Union Gas).
ALLEN DELEARYCaldwell First Nation CAO
Allen Deleary is the Chief Administrative Officer for the Caldwell First Nation. Mr. Deleary has professionally served First Nation communities and their affiliated organizations for the predominance of his 40 year career in public service. He looks forward to being a good neighbor and building bridges for business opportunities in our shared space.
LARRY VERBEKEEx Officio -Municipality of Leamington -Deputy Mayor
Larry Verbeke is a lifetime resident of Leamington. He is married to his wife Margaret, father of 2, and grandfather of 1. Larry is a businessman by nature with over 45 years experience in the agricultural sector. Currently, Larry is serving as Deputy Mayor of Leamington.