Meet Our People

Mentors and Support Crew

Our friendly and helpful team is ready to help your business grow and thrive.
  • Kelly Bergeron
    Executive Director

    With over 15 years of nonprofit, government, and corporate tech experience, Kelly recently moved back to Cornwall from San Francisco and launched a successful digital literacy program called Code Heroes. She is now spearheading the growth of the CIC.

  • Sam Khan

    An Entrepreneur-In-Residence with Launch Lab in Kingston and Invest Ottawa, Sam is a Sales, Marketing & Operations Executive with close to 20 years of experience in assisting small and medium large scale enterprises.

  • Scott RuntÉ

    A strategic, entrepreneurial leader, Scott is an Entrepreneur-In-Residence with Launch Lab in Kingston and Invest Ottawa. He is passionate about helping people realize their potential by focusing on building a strong, strategic base that drives success and fu...

  • Milena Cardinal

    Milena is president of Cardinal Law, a firm based in Cornwall, ON. She’s joined our team to help entrepreneurs and companies find their way through the legalities of running a successful venture.

  • Alain Gravelle

    Alain is a certified professional accountant with Welch LLP in Cornwall, Ontario. He brings more than 28 years of experience in public accounting and will work with CIC clients to achieve their financial goals.

  • Lesley Lang

    In her role as Executive Director at Cornwall & Counties Community Futures Development Corporation, Lesley works to drive local economic development by connecting entrepreneurs with the right community partners and funding sources.

The Board

The CIC’s Board of Directors provides guidance and support for the centre’s activities.
  • John Rattray (Chairman)
    President, Glengarry Sky Aviation Inc.

    John Rattray brings with him over 30 years experience in the Aerospace Industry extensive Sales and Marketing experience in the North American and Asian markets with all respective Major Airlines.

  • Don Fairweather (Strategic Advisor)
    President, Children’s Treatment Foundation

    The former dean for the Cornwall Campus of St. Lawrence College and Executive Superintendant for the Upper Canada District School Board, Don Fairweather has a deep understanding of the impact of educational opportunities for the region.

  • Lesley Lang
    Executive Director, Cornwall & Counties Community Future Development Corporation

    Lesley is a tireless champion for innovators and entrepreneurs. Her work drives economic development in the community.

  • Gerry Benson
    Benson Group

    Founded in 1953, the Benson Group has grown to be one of the leading automotive parts and service repair companies in Canada. Gerry Benson has served as a true champion for the CIC, and for attracting a university to Cornwall.

  • Tom Kaneb
    Gus-Kan ULC

    Tom Kaneb is a Cornwall native with deep ties in the business community. His focus is on helping businesses grow and providing educational and financial opportunities for future generations.


The CIC would not be possible without generous sponsorship from the following organizations:


The CIC would not be possible without generous support from the following organizations:
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