Centre In The Square Announces Bruce Gordon As New Board Chair

CEO Sandra Bender is pleased to announce the appointment of Bruce Gordon as the new Chair of the Centre In The Square’s Board of Directors.

A resident of Waterloo, Bruce Gordon moved to the community fifteen years ago and has been an enthusiastic and dedicated volunteer for a number of organizations.  Mr. Gordon is Chairman of Manulife Bank of Canada and Manulife Trust Company. He serves on the board of the C.D. Howe Institute and joined The Centre’s board last season.  For more than a decade he has been actively involved in the Kitchener-Waterloo community, currently chairing Barnraisers, serving on the Board of Waterloo Region Family Network, the Advisory Committee of the Conrad Centre for Business Entrepreneurship and Technology at the University of Waterloo, and chairing the Development Committee.  He is also a Partner in Social Venture Partners.

Mr. Gordon has also served on the board of St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation as well as chairing the hospital’s Leadership Committee, and was also a member of the University of Waterloo’s Board of Governors, Executive Committee, Finance and Investment Committee, and Audit Committee.  Mr. Gordon takes over the CITS Board leadership from Marcus Shantz, who volunteered to extend his term of service on the Board in 2014 in order to serve as interim Chair.

“On behalf of the board and staff, I want to thank Marcus for his personal commitment and willingness to lead the organization through a complicated but necessary period of change.  In addition, he invested a significant amount of time and energy over the last nine months, as Chair, participating on the Steering Committee established to oversee the recent review and fostering a stronger collaborative working relationship with the City and symphony,” said Mr. Gordon.  “I look forward to building on this legacy.”