2017/2018 Board of Directors





 Laura Sciore President
Sciore & Associates Inc. | The Co-operators


Laura Sciore began her career in the insurance industry over 30 years ago. Working her way through college she was certified as a Paralegal. She continued to work in the insurance industry as a Liability Investigations Adjuster in Toronto and a Senior Investigations and Negotiations Claims Adjuster negotiating bodily injury settlements with plaintiff council and in co-ordination with in-house defense council.

Laura and her husband Fred moved to Bowmanville in 1992. Laura opened The Cooperators Insurance and Financial Services Agency here in Bowmanville in 1995. Laura purchased the building at 120 Queen St in Bowmanville where she currently operates her agency.

Laura earned an MBA at Queen’s University graduating in 2004.

Laura is actively involved in our community. She currently serves as Treasurer on the board for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clarington. Laura volunteered on the Gala Committee for Lakeridge Health Oshawa for 10 years and helped our community raise millions of dollars to help fund the opening of the R.S. McLaughlin Durham Regional Cancer Centre in Oshawa.   

Laura’s business has been a member of the Clarington Board of Trade since establishing The Cooperators in Bowmanville. She has served as Director on the Clarington Board of Trade since 2013.  




Lawson Gay - Past - President

Gay Company Ltd.



Lawson and his family have been in the General Contracting construction business in Durham Region since 1888.  He is currently the 5th generation to work in the industry.  Following his graduation from Wilfrid Laurier University in 1995 with an Honours Business Degree he returned home to work and grow his family business.  In Oshawa since the early 1900's he sold the lands where the GM Centre now resides to the City of Oshawa and relocated to his current location on Highway #2 Courtice (in a building that was his Grandfather's house).  There are very few areas in Oshawa, Whitby and especially Clarington that haven't had a part of it built by Gay Company Limited.

Lawson has also formed a housing company called HL Gay Family Homes (that has built over 300 tract homes and 20 Custom Homes) and started numerous land develpment companies that specialize in Commercial Develpment as well as housing subdivisions

Lawson was the President of the Durham Construction Association from 2000-2002, was on the construction steering committee for the fundraising for the Cancer Centre at Lakeridge Oshawa, sits on the Friends of UOIT Fundraising Committee, is a member of Tarion (ONHWP) in good standing, a member of the Durham Region Home Builders Association in good standing, is a member of the Oshawa/Durham Chamber of Commerce and obviously a member of the Clarington Board of Trade.


Mike Weatherbee - Vice - President

Veridian Corporation



Mike Weatherbee is the Manager of the System Control Centre at Veridian Connections, the fifth largest municipally owned electrical distributor in Ontario. Veridian is responsible for the safe, reliable delivery of electricity to businesses and residents of Bowmanville, Newcastle, Orono, Port Hope, Belleville, Cannington, Sunderland, Beaverton, Port Perry, Uxbridge and Gravenhurst. Mike has worked in the electric utility industry with Veridian and the former Pickering Hydro for 27 years. During this time Mike has held various roles and responsibilities including Draftsperson, Power Linesperson, Engineering Technician and Substation Electrician. Mike is a Certified Engineering Technician and holds Journeyperson status as both a Power Linesperson and Distribution Electrical Operator.

Mike’s current role, beyond Managing the System Control Centre, entails Emergency Management and Power Restoration Planning. Mike also acts as Veridian’s Power Restoration Coordinator during large scale outage events and is the direct liaison to the Community Emergency Management Coordinators within the municipalities that Veridian serves during these events.

Throughout his 24 years as a Clarington Region resident, Mike has also been active in the community as a member of the Rotary Club of Bowmanville, current President of the Veridian Toastmasters Club, past hockey, baseball and soccer coach and past employee campaign coordinator with the United Way of Durham Region.


Brad Phillips – Treasurer

Strike & Phillips Law




Lindsay Coolidge - Secretary



Barb Yezik - Director at Large





Glenn Butt - Director at Large

Canadian Tire Motorsport Park




Jennifer Knox - Director at Large

Ontario Power Generation




Melanie Seymour - Director at Large

Adecco Employment




Paul Halliday - Director at Large

Nash Crossing




Steve DeBoer - Director at Large

Race Mechanical




Curry Clifford - Municipal Advisor
Municipality of Clarington



Justin Barry - Bowmanville BIA Representative
Justin Barry Optical


Greg Lewis - Newcastle BIA Representative
State Farm Insurance




Team CBOT!


Sheila Hall, Executive Director / Economic Development Officer

Bonnie Wrightman,Manager of Business Development

Tanya Albis, Membership & Events Lead

Jessica Sommerville, Marketing & Research Lead





Special Thanks To Our Past Presidents

Lawson Gay

Gay Construction Ltd.


Don Rickard

Ceresmore Farms


Adrienne Windsor

Veridian Corporation


Ron Robinson


Ron Collis
Collis & Reed Research

Martin Vroegh
St Marys Cement


Randy Henry
The Mortgage Centre & Courtice Flea Market


Elaine Garnett
Channel 12


Michael Patrick

Bowmanville Foundry


Don Terry

Ontario Power Generation


Dave Clark

Veridian Corporation


Terry Caputo

Durham College/UOIT


Ed Vanhaverbeke

Syvan Developments


Adrian Foster

Argosy Securities Inc.


Ron Hooper

Hooper's Jewellers


Paul Halliday

Bulk Barn


George Khouri

Landmark Furniture 



Special Thanks to Past Directors



Barb Malone

The Callery Group

Dale Gibbons

W.O. Insurance Brokers

Leslie Ray

Ray & Company

Jennifer Knox

Ontario Power Generation

Del Dykstra

Delton Financial Ltd. Mortgages

Murray Visser
Property Valuators Consulting Inc.

Gerry Johnston
Business Advisor

Frank Wu
Municipality of Clarington
Francine Nesbitt
Safe & Sound Manufacturing

Brian Trigg
TD Canada Trust

Joyce Kufta
Newcastle Funeral Home

Michael Sullivan

Sullivan & Co.

Vanessa Hughes

Ontario Power Generation

John Brent
Goodyear Canada

Dwight Hickson
Freedom 55 Financial, Newcastle

Bill Hyde
Thank You Ideas, Bowmanville

Penny Waghorn
Ontario Power Generation

Ron Hope
J&R Hopes

Daniel Banting
Orono BIA

Ron Strike
Strike, Salmers & Furlong

Gloria Humeniuk
Strategic Tech Solutions

Dale Chilvers

Hans Verkruisen
JJ Printing

Rick James
James Publishing

Fred Archibald

Archibald's Orchard and Estate Winery

Evan Linell

Magic Portraits

Donna Eastwood

The UPS Store

Tom Morawetz

Evergreen Farm & Garden

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