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Inaugural board of advisors brings experience and contacts to EPICentre

Published on: Thu, 02/02/2017
Last Modified: Thu, 02/02/2017 - 5:06pm

(Windsor, Ontario, Feb. 2, 2017) ­­– A team of executives with expertise in corporate strategy, industrial and institutional leadership, entrepreneurial and technology support, and banking and innovation investment was recently appointed to UWindsor’s first EPIC Board of Advisors.

The board, selected by UWindsor President and Vice-Chancellor Alan Wildeman, will give guidance to EPICentre’s students, faculty, alumni, and community stakeholders in the areas of innovation and commercialization, as well as access to business contacts throughout North America.

The board consists of:

Mark Dietrich, President and CEO of Compute Canada;

Debbie Landers, Vice-President, Cognitive Solutions & IS/BD, IBM Canada;

Stephen M. Lanier, Vice-President, Research, Wayne State University;

Roy Verstraete, former CEO, Anchor Danly;

Mary Ann Wenzler, Vice-President, Financing and Consulting, for the Southwestern Ontario area of the Business Development Bank of Canada.


Full biographies of the board are available at:



Dr. Francine Schlosser

Executive Director

Entrepreneurship Practice & Innovation Centre (EPICentre)

University of Windsor

2455 Wyandotte Street West, 2nd Floor

Windsor, ON N9B 0C1

Phone: 519.253.3000 ext. 3515