Ontario Road Builders’ Association
The Road House
365 Brunel Road, Unit #1
Mississauga, Ontario L4Z 1Z5
Telephone: 905-507-1107
Fax: 905-890-8122
Email: info@orba.org
Website: www.orba.org 

Michael McSweeney
Chief Executive Officer
Email: michael.mcsweeney@orba.org | Telephone: (905) 507-1107 ext. 1510

Michael is the principal professional in the organization and as such is responsible for its staff. He is also responsible for the development and execution of tactical and operational plans, overall responsibility for budgeting and financial administration, policy and stakeholder relations, government relations, marketing and communications programs, member retention and growth and the execution of successful events and education programs. He and the Director of Policy and Stakeholder Relations play an instrumental role providing advocacy for both ORBA and OAPC. Michael works closely with the President, the Executive Committee and the Board in the development and execution of ORBA’s Strategic Plan; providing both strategic and operational direction. He advises the Board and operating committees on the prioritization and implementation of policy directives and industry issues, expedites decisions made by the Board and ensures that they are aligned with ORBA’s overall objectives.

Michael reports to the ORBA Board of Directors.

Ashley Manson
Manager, Governance Administration / Executive Assistant to the CEO
Email: ashley.manson@orba.org | Telephone: (905) 507-1107 ext. 1508

Working under the direction of the Chief Executive Officer, Ashley provides senior professional administrative support for the Association’s senior governance bodies, including the ORBA Board of Directors, the OAP Council and the Office of the Chief Executive Officer. She is responsible for preparing meeting materials and agendas for Board meetings, recording minutes and providing the necessary follow up respective to meetings.  She also arranges meetings with government stakeholders and various committees. As required, Ashley provides senior administrative support, preparing correspondence, maintaining schedules and planning travel itineraries for the President of ORBA, Chair of OAPC and the Chief Executive Officer.

Andrew Hurd
Director, Policy & Stakeholder Relations Division
Email: andrew.hurd@orba.org | Telephone: (905) 507-1107 ext. 1514

Andrew is responsible for managing policy and stakeholder relationships for ORBA.  Having served as a senior advisor to the premier of Ontario and several cabinet ministers, Andrew brings a wealth of provincial government experience to the position.  He has extensive knowledge of transportation infrastructure policy files, communications, issues management and political decision-making.  Andrew liaises with the provincial and federal governments, municipalities and other associations to facilitate road infrastructure policy proposals and development.  Andrew works closely with the CEO, the ORBA Board of Directors and Committee Members.  He is a member of the ORBA Advocacy Group, which is made up of the President, the Vice-President, the CEO and the Director.   Andrew is the Senior Director in the office and as such acts on behalf of the CEO in his absence.  

Andrew reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer.

Brianna Puigmarti
Senior Policy Advisor, Policy & Stakeholder Relations Division
Email: brianna.puigmarti@orba.org | Telephone: (905) 507-1107 ext. 1518

Working closely with the Director, Policy and Stakeholder Relations, Brianna supports ORBA’s policy objectives by researching government policy and legislation, supporting committees and producing written policy products for internal and external distribution. Her work also involves liaising with provincial government, municipalities and other associations. Brianna is passionate about politics and enjoys conducting research that advances ORBA’s strategic goals.

Brianna reports to the Director, Policy & Stakeholder Relations.

Doubra Charles Ambaiowei
Director, Technical Services Division
Email: doubra.ambaiowei@orba.org | Telephone: (905) 507-1107 ext. 1511

Doubra has developed extensive and practical experience in asphalt research and technical studies, and pavement engineering consulting services. He works closely with OAP Council Chair and the Council members.  His work specifically supports all technical requirements to promote the quality use of hot mix asphalt, and all other road building materials and construction best practices in general. He has co-authored several papers, and is involved with consultations, training and service delivery geared towards promoting the growth of Ontario’s transportation infrastructure industry. 

Doubra reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer.  

Jafar Chowdhury
Director, Finance & Administration Division

Email: jafar.chowdhury@orba.org| Telephone: (905) 507-1107 ext. 1517

Jafar is responsible for administering the day-to-day internal finances, human resources and general administration for the ORBA operations, including those related to the OAPC.  He ensures proper functioning of all financial processes, including accounting functions and works with the CEO in the preparation of the budgets and financial reporting requitements for both ORBA and OAPC.  He plays an instrumental role with the CEO in preparing annual budgets and the prepares the monthly P&L’s for the CEO, the quarterly financial reports for the ORBA Audit Committee, the ORBA Board of Directors and the OAP Council.  Jafar is also responsible for all of the human resources functions for ORBA. 

Jafar reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer.

Simarpreet Kaur
Coordinator, Finance & Accounting

Email: simarpreet.kaur@orba.org | Telephone: (905) 507-1107 ext. 1519

Simarpreet assists Director of Finance in the preparation of monthly, quarterly, annual financial statements and YTD reports. Simarpreet is also responsible for assisting the Director to improve efficiency by recognizing and informing variances, recommending ideas for improvement of departmental efficiency. She performs the account analysis and reconciliation and providing support in internal and external audits.

Simarpreet reports directly to Director, Finance and Administration.

John Provenzano
Director, Marketing & Communications
Email: john.provenzano@orba.org | Telephone: (905) 507-1107 ext. 1515

John is a communications professional with 20 years of experience and has provided strategic communications expertise in the construction, corporate, financial, government, and Association sectors. John specializes in Communications, Marketing, Media Relations, Crisis Communications and Internal Communications.

John reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer.

Guru Missar
Specialist, Marketing & Communications
Email: guru.missar@orba.org | Telephone: (905) 507-1107 ext. 1513

Guru has spent years in the non-profit industry creating and implementing marketing strategies that engage audiences. With a background in both political science and marketing communications, Guru leverages his knowledge and expertise to grow the association’s various brands and disseminate key messaging to all stakeholders. 

Guru reports to the Director, Marketing & Communications

Evan Dickson
Director, Member Services and Events Planning
Email: evan.dickson@orba.org | Telephone: (905) 507-1107 ext. 1506

Evan leverages his 15 years of membership association experience to lead ORBA’s member engagement, membership growth and event planning. Evan maintains close relations with the Association’s diverse members to ensure that association services and outreach meet our members’ high expectations. Together with the Manager, Events Planning, he organizes unique networking and educational events throughout the year.

Evan reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer.

Jasvinder Singh
Manager, Events Planning Division
Email: jasvinder.singh@orba.org | Telephone: (905) 507-1107 ext. 1512

Jasvinder assists with the organization and execution of all event and exhibit planning. She is responsible for the registration process and prepares sponsorship and exhibitors packages for all ORBA and OAPC events and activities. She is also responsible for packing and shipping of all necessary materials for the events. Jas administers job grant information, enrollment and administration and she also administers the CCA Gold Seal Exam program for ORBA.

Jasvinder reports to the Director, Member Services and Events Planning

Abhinav Gupta
Supervisor, Membership Development & Administrative Services
Email: abhinav.gupta@orba.org | Telephone: (905) 507-1107 ext. 1509

Abhinav is responsible for executing all functions related to Administrative services in the office.  This includes monitoring and ordering supplies, administering, receiving and sending all courier and general shipments for the office.  He is also responsible for ensuring that all IT equipment is up and running at all times and laisses with our technical services people when problems occur in this area.  In this role, Abhinav administers the reception area and controls those persons entering and leaving the ORBA premises, ensuring that all safety measures are properly administered with respect to visitors.  Abhinav also assists the Manager of Membership Development in increasing member growth and ensuring membership retention. He also helps to administer the Driver License Status Check Program (DLSC) and the ORBA Advantage Program. 

Abhinav reports to the Director, Finance & Administration on Administration matters and the Manager, Membership Development Department on membership matters.