PKED Leadership Team
President & CEO
705-743-0777 Ext. 2120
As President & CEO for Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development, Rhonda leads and mobilizes the organization to achieve its mission and vision. Works directly with the PKED team to the promote, facilitate and develop a strong unified economic development presence within the region. Working cooperatively with local municipalities, businesses and other organizations and stakeholders to ensure that business investment opportunities through the region are effectively developed and supported.
Director of Business Development
705-743-0777 ext. 2127
As Director of Business Development, Suzanne leads a team of Economic Development Officers to support and assist existing businesses, potential investors and local municipal initiatives.
Barb van Vierzen
Director of Operations
705-743-0777 Ext. 2162
As Director of Operations, Barb develops and manages the processes and support systems that help ensure the smooth functioning of the Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development organization so that staff can successfully fulfill their mission.
Director of Tourism and Communications
705-743-0777 Ext. 2129
As the Director of Tourism and Communications, Tracie coordinates the promotion of PKED and the services offered to targeted regional, national and global markets. Tracie also provides leadership to Peterborough & the Kawarthas Tourism, the region's official destination marketing organization, in order to attract visitors and larger scale tourism-related investments to the local economy.
PKED Business Development Team
Economic Development Officer - Tourism
705-743-0777 Ext. 2138
As Business Development Lead, I develop and convert leads and inquiries into investment expansion, job creation and development activities that ultimately help Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development fulfill its mission.
Economic Development Officer
Starter Company Plus Program and Summer Company Program
705-743-0777 x 2136
As the Economic Development Officer that oversees the Starter Company Plus and Summer Company programs, Madeleine leads the development of services for entrepreneurs and achieves the key goals and requirements of these two provincially funded programs.
Economic Development Officer - Entrepreneurship
705-743-0777 ext. 2160
As Economic Development Officer for Entrepreneurship, Mallory is a point of contact for the Business Advisory Centre, and guides entrepreneurs, small business talent and investments in Peterborough & the Kawarthas.
As the Business Development Assistant, Adam supports the Business Development team in providing superior customer service and front line reception to PKED clients.
Peterborough & the Kawarthas Tourism Team
Visitor Experience Officer
705-742-2201 Ext. 2141
As Visitor Experience Officer, Jaimie develops and implements tourism communications and programs to attract visitors, local residents and tourism related investments. Oversees the front line operations of the PKT Visitor Centre.
Tourism Partnerships & Development Officer
705-742-2201 Ext. 2143
As Tourism Partnership & Development Officer, Susan leads partnership initiatives with Peterborough & the Kawarthas Tourism to generate tourism product and program development that attracts visitors, local resident and larger-scale tourism related investments to the region.
Visitor Services Assistant
705-742-2201 ext 2157
As the Visitor Services Assistant, Janai serves as first point of contact and provides front line services within the PKT Visitor Centre to new and local visitors.
Aleks de Oliveira
Corporate Operations Coordinator
705-743-0777 Ext. 2122
As Corporate Operations Coordinator, Aleks leads key executive and administrative services to help ensure the smooth functioning of the organization. Provides essential support to the President/CEO as well as the PKED Board of Directors.
Gail Henderson Henderson
Corporate Finance Specialist
705-743-0777 Ext 2140
As the Corporate Financial Specialist, Gail oversees the daily financial operations and key activities of the corporation to assist staff in successfully fulfilling and achieving set targets and project goals. Gail also ensures that corporate expenditures are in compliance with policies and procedures.
Marketing & Communications Team
Corporate Marketing Officer
705-743-0777 Ext. 2130
As Corporate Marketing Officer, Kelly leads the marketing development and promotion of core initiatives on a provincial, national and global level. Serves as first point of contact for all external media outlets and journalists.
Corporate Communications Officer
705-743-0777 Ext. 2116
As Corporate Communications Officer, I lead the promotion of Peterborough & the Kawarthas, partners, and stakeholders to targeted regional, national and global markets as well as lead communications of Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development Business Development programs and initiatives.
Corporate Digital Media Coordinator
705-743-0777 Ext. 2175
As Corporate Digital Media Coordinator, Tyler supports the promotion of PKED and the services we offer to targeted regional, national and global markets. Digitally markets corporate programs and initiatives through an online presence and social media.
Board of Directors
Board Vice Chair