Matt Marchand for Mayor Honourary Campaign Co-Chairs Announced
Business, Labour, and Technology Leaders Announced as Honourary Co-Chairs for Matt Marchand’s Mayoral Campaign, Representing a Broad Cross Section of the Community.
On Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 10:00 a.m., Mayoral Candidate Matt Marchand announced the Matt Marchand for Mayor Honourary Campaign Co-Chairs: National Auto Executive Nick Marentette, Unifor National Director – Auto Industry Dino Chiodo, and Amazon Director of HR Lillian Reaume. The announcement took place at the Downtown Pizza Co., located at 255 Ouellette Ave.
This marks the first time in Windsor’s political history that leaders of business, labour, and technology are Honourary Co-Chairs supporting a mayoral candidate.
Nick and Dino worked alongside Marchand during the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce Policy & Solutions Forums, where Marchand brought business, labour, and academia together to bring forth ideas and solutions for the Canadian Auto Czar Ray Tanguay to use in a national Auto Report. Feedback from the event was in part used for Tanguay’s Auto Report, Drive to Win.
For the first time in modern Windsor political history, senior business, labour and technology executives with strong Windsor ties have come together and joined a mayoral campaign as honourary co-chairs. What a great opportunity we have to work with these groups to deliver transformational results for Windsor. Today I am privileged to announce that Global Auto Executive Nick Marentette, Dino Chiodo of Unifor and Lillian Reaume of Amazon have joined the Marchand for Mayor Campaign as Honourary Co-Chairs. This is what the Marchand for Mayor Campaign is about – new ideas, new collaborative approaches and a new direction for our community. These Honourary Campaign Co-Chairs are highly accomplished individuals that can provide ideas, advice, insights and contacts inside and outside of our community. They can help attract investment and jobs to our community. Their reach is global, but their heart is local. This group can help access the right people to invest and create jobs in this community. These are passionate and underutilized champions of our community. We need them to help tell our community’s story to companies around the world. We have these talented people with close ties to our community – we are going work together to help them unlock our community’s potential by engaging them. – Mayoral Candidate Matt Marchand
Lillian is a Windsor native and Hon. W.C. Kennedy Collegiate Institute and University of Windsor graduate that currently lives in Seattle working for Amazon. She was a keynote at the Windsor-Essex Tech Show, of which Marchand was a founding partner. Continuing to foster a strong relationship with senior technology executives from companies like Amazon is essential for the region’s growing tech sector.
“Bringing people together to get things done for the community is an essential portion of the Campaign. It is imperative we all come together to drive progress. I’ve worked extensively with the three Co-Chairs and am humbled that they’ve supported the Campaign’s vision and goal of transforming Windsor,” said Matt.
“Everyone should be listened to, and we’re excited to get to work to transform the City. This includes opening up the Downtown for business, ensuring education and training is available to all residents, growing our Tech Sector, and keeping our young people here,” Matt continued.
“We want to ensure residents have every opportunity for education and training. We want to attract and keep high-paying jobs in this area so we don’t lose our talented workers and youth. Through my years working with Matt, I know that he’s the one that can get things done in Windsor,” said Dino.
“I’ve worked with Matt and he understands that we need a vibrant, livable city with amenities to attract tech companies and to keep talent here in Windsor,” said Lillian.