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2013 Lions

Tim Richard










Tim Richard is a mobile marketing expert and is Co-Founder, Board member and VP Sales of Weever Apps Inc.

With over 24 years of executive experience in sales and marketing, and a mobile marketing expert, Tim is passionate helping business connect with “anyone, anywhere.” Weever’s award-winning mobile solutions help marketers integrate existing practices and traditional marketing with social media improving user engagement and brand interaction. Build the app yourself or utilize Weever’s extensive mobile marketing experience to build you a beautiful, turnkey, custom app with features that meet your specific needs. We work with some of the largest companies in the world such as Foresters Insurance, World Vision, Remax, Habitat for Humanity, Boston Scientific, Radisson Blu, CFLPA, UAW Ford, and Microsoft in over 60 countries.

Having held executive vice president positions for both private and public companies, Tim has experience, building companies, developing and executing sales and marketing plans, and providing the tools enterprise requires to be successful.

 Carmela Trombetta













Carmela leads a team of specialized Commercial Account Managers as Vice-President of Greater Hamilton Commercial Financial Services for RBC Royal Bank. She has had a very successful 23 years with RBC with various roles in retail, wealth management and commercial banking. She is a graduate of McMaster University with and undergraduate degree in Economics.

Carmela leverages her experience, knowledge of the community and industry contacts to provide timely financial advice to her managers and clients to provide best in class service and value.   Her office is located directly in Hamilton this allows for very quick turnaround on decisions and needs of clients which translates to an optimal customer experience.

Carmela was born and raised in Hamilton is actively involved in the Greater Hamilton community.  She is currently the Honorary Chair for the St. Joseph’s Villa Annual Fundraising Gala, serves on the Cabinet for United Way of Burlington and Greater Hamilton, the Board of Mission Services, the Finance Committee for the St. Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation and newly appointed to the Board of St. Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation.

In her free time, Carmela enjoys traveling with her husband, Dr. Tony Magliocco and their two children Alexandra and Julian.

Mike Morreale














Hamilton native Mike Morreale played a total of 12 years in the CFL. Eight of those years were with his hometown Tiger Cats and 4 with the rival Toronto Argos, originally drafted in the 2nd round of the 1994 CFL draft by the BC Lions Mike signed with the Argos on June 17th 1995. An impressive career that spanned 231 regular and post season games, he amassed 549 receptions for 7,169 yards and 25 touchdowns.

Mike participated in 3 Grey Cups, winning twice. His first time was in 1996 with the Argos and then once again in 1999 with the Tiger Cats, where he was selected as that year’s Grey Cup Most Outstanding Canadian.

He was awarded as the CFL’s Most Outstanding Canadian in 1998 and in 2000 was given the Tom Pate Memorial Award for outstanding sportsmanship and contributions to his team, community and Association.

After serving as a CFLPA Player Rep and Executive for 9 years Mike retired in 2007 and became the Director of Marketing for the CFLPA until he was elected as President of the CFL Players’ Association in May 2012.

Mike also worked as a broadcaster for The Score and TSN for Canadian University Football, and as Director of Business Development for First Canadian Title.

Mike is still very active in the community and serves on several charitable boards.

Blair McKeil













In the early days of in-land waterway transportation, long before the advent of tugboats, heavy workhorses hauled barges. Amazingly, it was not unusual for a single horse to pull a fully laden barge weighing in excess of 100 metric tons, and did so at a good walking speed from its position on a towpath by the river. McKeil Marine respects the proud tradition of such challenging work and seeks to honor the fortitude and resolve of all those involved in the early days. Since its founding, half a century ago, McKeil Marine has had a reputation for being something of a workhorse – with no job too demanding or difficult.

Successfully operating for over 55 years, Hamilton-based McKeil Marine Limited is considered by industry analysts as an exemplary Canadian success story. The family-owned business, which operates throughout the Great Lakes, the St. Lawrence Seaway and the Arctic, has the ability to adapt quickly and adroitly to the changing times in both global and regional trends in trade and transportation.

The key architect of this metamorphosis has been company Chairman & CEO Blair McKeil, whose entrepreneurial vision is driven by unbridled enthusiasm and seemingly boundless energy. McKeil’s roots of entrepreneurship and plain hard work are traced back to his father Evans McKeil, who founded the business in 1956. Since then McKeil Marine has grown its fleet and customer base to become one of the nation’s most recognized companies in our industry. Honoring his father’s vision of a company that continuously demonstrates a commitment to people, community, and excellent customer service is Blair McKeil’s first priority. At the same time, he is no stranger to taking risks.

By the age of twenty-six, Blair McKeil was deeply involved in the company started by his father. Seven years later, he assumed full leadership of McKeil Marine Limited and began to steer it through the challenges of the modern economy. His charismatic personality has been instrumental in developing new enterprises and opportunities.

Blair has been an active contributor to a variety of industry organizations including the past president of The Marine Club and the Eastern Canada Tug Owners Association.

Through these organizations, Blair has been able to develop strong relationships, both within North America and abroad. In 1995 and in 2006 the Hamilton Chamber Commerce honored Blair with an Outstanding Business Achievement Award.

In 2011, Hamilton-based Mohawk College honoured McKeil Marine with the naming of its business school…McKeil School of Business. In June 2012, Blair was presented with an inaugural Mohawk College Fellowship and was awarded an Honorary Ontario College Advanced Diploma in Business Administration. In addition, Blair had the distinct honour of delivering the convocation address to the graduation class of the McKeil School of Business. In August 2012 the Association of Canadian Port Authorities presented Blair with the prestigious Medal of Merit award, which recognizes outstanding works or service, preferably of national impact, by an individual, institution or organization in the port, shipping and maritime transportation fields.

Giving back to the community matters to Blair and he credits his employees for ‘making a difference’ and contributing to the company’s longevity and success.

Paul Lee-Chin













Paul Lee-Chin is an Investment Advisor with Manulife Securities Incorporated. In 2007, Paul formed a team known as Mentorship Wealth Management, with the vision to mentor clients to achieve financial security and prosperity. Over the years Paul has developed a practice that adheres to strong work principles and operates with the utmost integrity.

Paul works with his clients one-on-one to develop customized investment plans. Clients are provided with focused advice that follows strict investment principles with the goal to preserve capital, maximize growth and minimize taxes.

A graduate of McMaster University (2007), Paul holds a B.A. in Economics. Paul entered into the financial services industry early in his career by working in the mutual fund industry taking on various roles within the Client Services, Marketing and Sales departments.

As part of his practice, Paul believes that it is important to give back to the community. He believes in sharing information with others and donating time and resources to community foundations such as the Dundas Art Community. Most recently in August 2011, Paul has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the Hamilton Community Foundation.