CDC General Manager to Step Down after 14 Years

By Press Release

It was announced today that the Orillia Area CDC’s General Manager, Wendy Timpano, will be
moving on to a new career challenge after 14 years with the community organization.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, President Sheri Tornosky expressed both gratitude and
optimism. “We will definitely miss Wendy’s dedication and commitment to the CDC and our
community. We also understand her desire to take on new challenges in her career and
appreciate her willingness to continue to support the organization through the transition. She
has been a driving force at the CDC and her positive impact will not be forgotten.”
Even though Timpano’s chapter with the organization is coming to an end and the organization
is going through a time of change, the CDC Board of Directors remain excited about the
organization’s future. “The groundwork has been laid for even greater impact in our community
in the coming months and years, and having new leadership at the helm can infuse new energy,
ideas, and enthusiasm to continue on that path,” said Tornosky.

Timpano joined the organization in 2010 and was just the 3rd General Manager in the
organization’s almost 40 year history. The CDC is a staple in the community for anyone looking
for business guidance, business loans or support with community economic development
projects. Among other things, Timpano’s contributions included the development of both the
Professional Development Program and the Community Capacity Building grant program, the
establishment and expansion of the now popular BizLink program, delivery of multiple Covid
support programs including the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund, more than doubling the
organizations lending and coaching activities, and the development of the Pathways to
Employment Program that, to date, has helped over 200 youth access quality work experiences.
“I feel incredibly fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with the staff, volunteers,
partners, and clients at the CDC, to work collectively to serve and support our community. I am
excited to move into a new challenge that will allow me to broaden my experience, where I will
continue to support our community, just in a different way. With change can come renewal and advancement. Now is a good time for new leadership and I look forward to seeing what the
future has in store for the CDC.”

For more information on the Orillia Area Community Development Corp. (CDC) visit or contact 705-325-4903 x 101.
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For media inquiries, please contact:
Sheri Tornosky, President, CDC or 705-327-2600
Wendy Timpano, General Manager, CDC or 705-325-4903 ext. 106