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Public Representatives

Public Representatives

Ginny Dybenko

Ginny Dybenko, ICD.D

Retired, Waterloo

Ginny Dybenko has recently retired as Executive Director of the University of Waterloo’s Stratford Campus. She was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women for her more than 30 years of corporate experience, which includes serving as Dean of the Wilfrid Laurier School of Business and Economics, supporting technical programs for youth, sitting on numerous boards and championing causes for women in business, such as acting as President and Founder of the Waterloo Chapter of the International Women’s Forum.

Graham T. Parsons

Graham T. Parsons, BA (Econ)

Retired, Waterloo

Graham Parsons is a celebrated financial professional with over 30 years of experience. He brought the U.S. Harris business model to Canada, launching BMO Harris Private Banking. As Executive VP of Global Private Banking for BMO Financial Group, he developed private banking services clients in over 50 offices across North America and select Asian markets. Graham is a contributor to numerous charitable initiatives, including child wellness and cultural institutions.

Mardi Witzel

Mardi Witzel BA, MBA

Retired, Waterloo

Mardi is a graduate of Queen's University with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Political studies. After working in the advertising industry with J. Walter Thompson and Brighthouse Inc., she obtained an MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University. Mardi spent ten years working with AT&T Payment Processing Solutions, leading their worldwide product management and marketing groups. She has previously been a regular contributor to the Waterloo Region Record. Mardi lives in Waterloo with her husband Terry and has four children. She previously served as Chair of the Kitchener Waterloo KidsAbility Foundation Board.

Robert C. Wong

Robert C. Wong, B.Sc., MBA

Leon Frazer & Associates, Toronto

Bob Wong is Vice-Chairman and a Senior Portfolio Manager at Leon Frazer & Associates Investment Counsel. His career is full of notable achievements, including the roles of Senior Partner and Director of several Toronto Stock Exchange member firms; winning election to the Ontario Legislature and serving as Minister of Energy and Minister of Citizenship; becoming a Founding Director of CFMT Channel 47 (now OMNI), Canada’s first multilingual television station; and being named Financial Times of Canada’s Analyst of the Year.