2012-2013 Board of Directors

Brock University Alumni Association

2012-2013 Board of Directors

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Christopher Capredoni BBA '91

After graduating in 1991, from Brock University with the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration, with honors, Chris went on to McMaster University to complete his Master of Business Administration degree, in 1994, specializing in marketing and international business.

In early 1995 Chris formed Capredoni Crystal Inc., a corporation that designs, manufactures and markets proprietary retail and corporate crystal giftware and tableware, domestically and internationally. Over the years Chris has travelled to, and negotiated business contracts, in over a dozen countries, including England where he lived for two years to develop the Capredoni Brand. Today, Capredoni Giftware Ltd. designs and manufacturers various consumer packaged goods and focuses on numerous retail and corporate clients, including Sears, Air Canada, the Canadian Federal Government and The White House as the official supplier.

Chris is on the Board of Directors and Treasurer at Autism Ontario, Hamilton Chapter. He has also been inducted as a Freeman, and future Liveryman, of The Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers of London, England.  Christopher is the first Canadian, and Brock Alumni, in their 348 year history, to be inducted as both a Freeman and future Liveryman.  Chris is also a member of the Guild of Glass Engravers of England.   In 2013 Chris will also be inducted as a Freeman of the City of London, England.

Chris and his lovely wife Lucie, have two young sons, Marc and Adam, which they enjoy very much. Chris' family is proud to donate their time and resources to various charities and organizations including Good Shepherd Food Bank and Autism Ontario. 

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Darren Fox BBA' 00

Originally from Newmarket, Ontario Darren began his studies at Brock in 1995 and completed his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 2000. While at Brock, Darren was an active member of the student community living in residences and serving on both the Residence Life Staff and the Residence Action Council. As part of the Brock University Students’ Union, Darren held the position of Vice President Finance and Administration for the 2000-2001 year.

Since graduating Darren has held a variety of positions within the business field and in 2007 he began his own entrepreneurial venture which he continues to operate successfully today.  From his years at Brock he has maintained many strong friendships and is anxious to Stay Connected to Brock through his new role on the Board of Directors.  Since first attending Brock, Darren has made St. Catharines his home with his wife Dina (also a Brock Graduate) and their son Matthew.

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Les McCurdy-Myers BA '76

Born and raised in St. Catharines Les attended Brock University at night while working full time in industry. On graduation with his Honors B. A. in psychology he entered a Doctoral program in Counseling Psychology at the University of Toronto, were he also co-taught Group Work in Counseling and a Counseling Practica to Masters and Doctoral candidates. While at graduate school he took his basic, intermediate, and several advanced training courses in clinical hypnosis and during the 80's he was the Chair of the Niagara Region of the Ontario Society of Clinical Hypnosis and served on the Executive Board. For fifteen years he was on the board of the Canadian University and College Counsellors Association and is a Past President. He is also a past board member of the Canadian Association of College and University Student Services (CACUSS). In June of 2009 he received the CACUSS Award of Honor. This is the highest award granted by CACUSS and is given in recognition of “Outstanding Achievement and Contribution to the Development and Promotion of Student Services in Canada.”

In addition to managing the Personal Counseling service at Brock, Les also manages the Student Development Centre's leadership initiatives. Putting his over 35 years of experience training paraprofessionals to use, he created the Foundations in Leadership Practicum Series, which he designed to give Brock students the basic skills possessed by successful leaders. He also makes his services available to the general public through his private practice.

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Kithio Mwanzia BA '07

 

Kithio Mwanzia holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and Master of Arts in political science specializing in public policy from Brock University. He is the Director of Policy and Government Relations for the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce. In his role Kithio is responsible for the Chamber’s public affairs, advocacy and government relations portfolio. Kithio is a recipient of the Business Link Newspaper Top 40 Under 40 Business Achievement Award and the Brock University Alumni Association David Betzner Award for volunteer service. He also serves on the YMCA Niagara Board of Directors and the Niagara Community Observatory Community Advisory Committee.  

 

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Crispin Bottomley BA '04; BEd '05

Crispin is a graduate of Political Science ('04) and received a Bachelor of Education P/J ('05) While on campus he worked at the Eleanor Misner Aquatic Centre, and served on the Walker Comlex Health and Safety Committee. He was Student Liaison Committee Co-Chair for the Faculty of Education. After graduating he participated in the ESL study abroad program in Guiyang, China with Brock.

 

Crispin has worked for the Niagara Parks Commission and spent a brief time working for the City of Yellowknife, NWT. He presently is the Office Manager and Community Liaison for Niagara Classic Transport and is the Transit Coordinator for Niagara on the Lake Transit. He is active in his community and had volunteered with Willowbank School for the Restoration Arts, the Friends of Fort George and Search and Rescue Niagara. Crispin is a volunteer firefighter for the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake and is an Associate instructor for the Ontario Fire College. He is also the past president of the Niagara District Firefighters Association.


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