PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 11, 2022
ACCFutures’ Board of Directors is pleased to announce Greg Pietersma as their new Executive Director effective February 14, 2022. With deep roots in the SDG area and a wide range of experience and expertise, Greg Pietersma will continue to drive ACCFutures towards its mission to deliver financing, collaborative SME support, strategic community planning, and economic development solutions for Akwesasne, Cornwall, and the SDG Counties.
Mr. Pietersma brings over 30 years of entrepreneurial experience, having scaled a small business in North Dundas with his partner into an international exporter of highly sought-after niche tin products. The company attracted clients like Holt Renfrew, Lee Valley Tools, and Martha Stewart. He also has extensive experience in Board Governance, Financial Management, Software and Coding, and Tourism. Most recently, Mr. Pietersma was Executive Director of the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce. There, He catapulted the organizations’ reputation and positioned the Chamber as the voice of business throughout the pandemic. He and his team secured and delivered multiple grants placing non-repayable funds in the hands of small businesses when they needed it the most.
“Mr. Pietersma’s innate ability to lead, manage large projects, and navigate sensitive and significant issues will undoubtedly serve this region well.” States ACCFutures Chair, Lila Romanko. “We are very excited to welcome Greg to the ACCFutures team!”
“I am very thrilled by the opportunity to join the ACCFutures team and to give back to this community,” remarks Mr. Pietersma. “They have a fantastic staff and Board of Directors, and I look forward to leveraging my unique skills to explore how much more we can positively impact this community together.”
Greg Pietersma can be contacted at 613-932-4333 ext 1 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
ACCFutures is passionate about community, grounded in business, and committed to advancing reconciliation.
Founded in 1987, ACCFutures, formerly Cornwall & the Counties Community Futures Development, is an independent social enterprise. We are one of 268 organizations in Canada that hold contracts with Canada’s Regional Development Agencies (RDA’s) to deliver the Community Futures Program. Over the past 34 years, the organization has steadily grown its mandate, geographic coverage, and impact.
Today, ACCFutures not only offers a wide range of funding, financing and capacity-building services to the local business communities—with proven impact—it has also undertaken an innovative Indigenous-focused partnerships program that brings Indigenous and non-Indigenous partners together for a stronger economic future.
ACCFutures employs local staff and is governed by a volunteer board of directors of local residents representing the community.