At the forefront of Northumberland CFDC is Wendy Curtis, Executive Director. Wendy is responsible for delivering the organization’s mandate of assisting small and medium sized enterprises, as well as enhancing the communities’ economic and employment growth through community-based planning and economic development initiatives. As a graduate of Queen’s University Bachelor of Commerce Honours program, Wendy leads progressive, dynamic firms to superior results via management principles that value individuals, teamwork, quality and strategic focus. Wendy’s past career experience is a hallmark of success including marketing assignments with Pillsbury Canada Limited where she was appointed Director of Trade Marketing, working with the national sales force to implement marketing management business principles with grocery wholesale customers across Canada. She lived several years abroad in Mexico City, Mexico where she served as Vice Chairman of Newcomers of Mexico, assisting the organization to develop its programs in response to its 1000+ membership.
The success Wendy has experienced in her career is mirrored with her personal commitment to the community. She is a multiple recipient of the Town of Cobourg civic awards (2003, 2005) and in 2007 was named the Northumberland Business Woman of the Year by Northumberland Publishers.
Her leadership has resulted in record gains in lending, business acceleration services, expansion of community economic projects and several municipal and provincial awards of excellence for the Northumberland CFDC.
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