Board of Directors
Meet the team that’s building a cleaner, better-connected future.
In addition to being a Director of HEHCo and HUC, Mr. Tugman is currently President, CEO, and majority owner of TDL Canada Inc. a distributor of internet infrastructure equipment and other residential and commercial technology products. Mr. Tugman is also Chair of the Advisory Board for Sustainable Business, CPA Canada, and Audit Committee Chair for Solar Manufacturer Silfab Inc. Mr. Tugman was the former President and CEO of Marsulex Inc., from 2004 until its sale in June 2011. He is a former Director of several Corporations.
Mr. Tugman was elected a Fellow Chartered Accountant in 2011. He obtained his ICD.D in 2015. A member of Financial Executives International Canada (FEIC), he served on FEIC’s Board from 2004 to 2007, and was a founding Chairman of one of the national committees. He has also served on the Chemistry Industry Assn. of Canada’s (CIAC) Board from 2007 to 2011 and was Chairman from 2010 to 2011.
Councillor Tammy Hwang
City of Hamilton City Councillor, Ward 4 – Tammy Hwang was first elected in November 2022 and is a passionate Hamiltonian and City Builder. Councillor Hwang is an active committee and board member in Hamilton having served on non-profit boards including Black Owned Hamont, Social Planning Research Council, and McMaster Alumni Association.
Previous to being elected she worked for the City of Hamilton in Economic Development’s Global Hamilton Office helping immigrant business owners access city resources and attracting investment to Hamilton internationally. Tammy has helped launch programs like “Land in Hamilton”, a soft landing program for international firms to experience and learn about starting/expanding a business in Hamilton, Hamilton’s International Delegation Protocol, and supporting Hamilton’s Foreign Direct Investment Strategy to make Hamilton a top international destination for investment and economic development.
Councillor Hwang has also started up multiple small businesses in Hamilton including CoMotion Group Inc., CoBuild Hamilton, and Strive Consulting. She’s an active and engaged cheerleader for Hamilton’s technology, smart city initiatives, and thriving startup and small business ecosystem. Councillor Hwang resides in Hamilton with her husband Mike and their dog Johnny.
Julia Kamula is a former Senior Media Executive with over 30 years’ experience in Canada’s leading print and digital publishing, distribution and print manufacturing organizations. In her most recent role, Ms. Kamula was Senior Vice President of TC Media – Transcontinental Inc. Previous to joining Transcontinental, she was Executive Vice President of Operations for Sun Media – Quebecor Inc., joining Sun Media through the acquisition of Osprey Media in 2007 where she was Senior Vice President of Operations.
Ms. Kamula is a certified Director (ICD.D) with extensive experience on large complex boards in the education, healthcare and news media sectors. In addition to serving on the Boards of Hamilton Enterprises Corporation and Hamilton Utilities Corporation, she is currently a Director on the Board of Hamilton Health Sciences Research Institute. Ms. Kamula’s previous board experience includes a nine-year term
with Hamilton Health Sciences, most recently as Board Chair. She has also served as a Director on the Boards of News Media Canada, the Atlantic Free Daily Newspaper Group, Brock University and Niagara College Canada. Julia is a resident of downtown Hamilton and a proud supporter of the city.
Greg McCamus is a retired executive with senior operational leadership experience in the telecommunications and energy industries. Most recently he was President of Superior Plus Energy Distribution, a division of Superior Plus (TSX SPB.TO) and led the strategic transformation of Superior Propane in
Canada and the entry of Superior into the US market where the company is now one of the largest propane distributors in North America. Prior to joining Superior in 2005 he held a number of senior executive roles in the competitive telecommunications industry with Call-Net Enterprises (Sprint Canada), AT&T Canada, and Unitel Communications.
Mr. McCamus holds an HBA from Huron University College (University of Western Ontario), an MBA from York University’s Schulich School of Business, and the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors. He is a past member of the board of directors of the National Propane Gas Association and of The Learning Partnership.
Christa C. Wessel
Christa Wessel is the Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of ClearView Strategic Partners Inc. where she is responsible for operations including technology, finance and advisory services. Prior to joining ClearView, an ethics reporting system provider, Christa was Senior Advisor at The Change Alliance where she provided leading-edge advice and support to Boards of Directors and senior leaders in the areas of strategic planning, culture, reputation and ethics.
Ms. Wessel leverages her experience as a C-suite executive for global giants McCain and Siemens, where she held chief accountability for the human resources, compliance, legal and stakeholder engagement portfolios. As the Executive VicePresident, Global Business Practices at McCain, she was responsible for ensuring the business was aligned with organizational values and objectives, and that business strategies and social mission met stakeholder’s expectations. As a senior partner with two major Canadian law firms, she has also provided strategic counsel to numerous corporations in the areas of international business transactions, mergers and acquisitions and governance. Ms. Wessel is a faculty member at The Directors College and lectures at Ryerson University. She was called to the Bar in the Province of Ontario, holds an LL.B., University of Ottawa, B.A. Econ., York University C. Dir., Directors College at McMaster University and a Certificate in Enterprise Risk Management from University of Toronto.
Elizabeth DiDonato is a senior executive who for the past few years has been assisting enterprises achieve significant strategic objectives through assignments in corporate branding, process reengineering, governance realignment, corporate reorganization including acquisitions and divestitures, record keeping and data analytics. Elizabeth has held executive positions in the global enterprises of McCain Foods, Siemens and International Wallcoverings, and has served as the Executive Director of the Research Oversight and Compliance Office at the University of Toronto.
Elizabeth graduated from the University of Ottawa with a degree in Business Administration, and went on to become a C.P.A. Chartered Accountant. Elizabeth honed her management and governance skills during her tenure at Price Waterhouse and Pricewaterhouse Coopers where she led numerous special and assurance engagements at the regional office level as well as advising other professionals from the Canadian National Office. Elizabeth also obtained the Chartered Director designation from McMaster University, and is a life-time resident of the City of Hamilton.
Tony has worked in several senior-level positions in academia and industry including: Dean of Engineering Technology, VP operations, and Global technical director. In industry, these experiences include participation in due diligence investigations to secure partners, site locations, and commissioning manufacturing plants in Canada, USA, Mexico, Hungary, and China. Tony’s roles within industry have included operations, process quality, maintenance, engineering and energy management with an international automotive parts company. In academia, Tony has managed large technical schools working with industry partners to bring the latest trends in technology to the market and preparing students for successful careers in developing topics such as Smart Energy Systems, Automation, Mechatronics, and Industry 4.0.
Tony’s board experience includes 9 years at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hamilton, 3 yearrs on the Ontario Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) Stakeholder Advisory Committee and is currently on the advisory board for Thompson Gordon Group in Burlington. Tony has also recently served for the City of Hamilton’s Citizens Jury committees for Area Rating and LRT initiatives. Credentials include being a licensed Professional Engineer (PEO), an MBA from the University of Western Ontario, an Honours BBA from Brock University, and a B.Sc. in Metallurgy and Materials Science from McMaster University. More recently Tony has completed the McMaster University Chartered Directors Program.