AOA Change in Board of Directors

Collingwood, ON (November 10, 2017) Alpine Ontario Alpin hosted its 2017 Annual General Meeting on Sunday, November 5th at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Center. As reported in the Notice of Meeting and reflected in the Chair’s remarks at the AGM, consistent with AOA Board renewal, Kent Paisley, who had been a Board member since 2013, stood aside to make way for new directors.

Kent came to us from Caledon Ski Club where he was President and joined the Board at a challenging time in the affairs of AOA. Kent always embraced the challenge and attended Board and planning meetings even with his busy travel and professional schedule and has always been an active and valued contributor. Kent’s contributions will be greatly missed, but he has assured us that it is not goodbye, but au revoir, as he embarks upon this new chapter in his support of and contributions to the alpine racing community.

Please welcome two new board members Andrew Fortier and Mark Santone.

Andrew Fortier 
Born and raised in Sudbury Ontario, Andrew is now a partner at private equity investment firm Birch Hill Equity Partners. He completed his HBA at The Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario in 1999 and later his MBA at Harvard in 2006. Andrew started his career with Morgan Stanley in New York and then later moved to Boston with the Audax Group before joining Birch Hill in Toronto in 2011. Andrew raced on the Northern Ontario ski team and is an avid skier; he also enjoys golf, mountain biking and chasing his two young daughters.

Mark Santone 
Mark is currently the Head of Integrated Sports: Brand Development & Client Service for Rogers Sportsnet. Mark has been involved in Sport Marketing since 2001 and has a wealth of experience in brand development, sponsorship, and sport promotion. He is a proven Leader with a firmly established network of clients and partners. He excels in creating and maintaining relationships, is a seasoned negotiator, and an innovative thinker.  He is a visionary of high performance sport sponsorship and integration, leveraging all platforms of the media landscape; including broadcast, digital, mobile, radio and onsite activation.

Please learn more about the AOA Board of Directors here.

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About Alpine Ontario (AOA)
AOA is the provincial governing body for the sport of alpine ski racing in Ontario. Alpine Ontario’s newly refined mission is to provide leadership and structure for high quality, sustainable and affordable programming and to communicate the competitive, recreational and lifestyle benefits of ski racing to the community. AOA represents four divisions, 40 member clubs and over 5,000 active athletes, coaches and officials (volunteers). AOA coordinates several successful programs across the province and continues to foster the development of “state of the art” ski-racing programs from the grass roots level to the elite level.


For more information on the AOA Board please contact:
Scott Barrett
Executive Director
Alpine Ontario Alpin (AOA)
705-444-5111 x 206
[email protected]