Matthew Slotwinski

Senior Economic Development Officer

Matthew delivers site selection services and special projects related to Sarnia-Lambton’s core industrial sectors including investment attraction, retention and expansion initiatives. Matthew has helped the Sarnia-Lambton Hybrid Chemistry Cluster gain international recognition, attracting new investment and employment to the Sarnia-Lambton area. In the past, he has worked with the Business Enterprise Centre of Sarnia-Lambton. Matthew graduated from the University of Western Ontario’s Master of Public Administration (MPA) program after completing his Bachelor of Commerce (BComm) undergraduate degree at the University of Guelph specializing in Public Management. He has obtained a Certificate in Economic Development from the University of Waterloo and Economic Developers Associations of Canada and was named one of North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers (2021) by Consultant Connect.

Chantelle Lynne Core

Development Coordinator

Chantelle supports entrepreneurs and small to mid-sized businesses by providing consultative services, coordinating provincially funded entrepreneurship programs and collaborating on economic development initiatives. She supports rural municipalities by fostering entrepreneurship, supporting existing businesses and identifying growth opportunities. Chantelle has managed many economic development projects, including Digital Mainstreet in 2019, 2020 and 2021. She was co-chair of the Intelligent Sarnia-Lambton Taskforce that earned Sarnia-Lambton recognition among the Top7 intelligent communities in 2019. With a business administration degree and an advanced diploma in marketing, Chantelle has been fostering entrepreneurship and economic development in Sarnia-Lambton for over a decade.

Cari Meloche

Economic Development Officer

Cari attracts talent and entrepreneurs to the Sarnia-Lambton community. She connects with business leaders to understand specific hiring needs and offers a variety of tactics to enhance recruitment practices.  Over the last 3 years, Cari has connected with over 3000 job seekers who would consider relocating to the Sarnia-Lambton area. Cari is well connected to regional community partners and federal immigration programs who provide a skilled talent pool to attract new residents.  Her well-rounded career in Human Resources, Finance, and local government serve as a foundation in offering effective workforce solutions.

Shauna Carr

Economic Development Officer

Shauna works to attract new investment and support job creation and business expansion in the petrochemical/bio/sustainable/chemistry/energy sectors currently established in Sarnia-Lambton.  Shauna’s role is to help expand the Hybrid Chemistry Cluster as well as the Petrochemical and Refining Complex to support innovative and ground breaking processes and investment. She is proud to be SLEP’s liaison to the three local First Nation Communities located within Lambton County’s border.  Shauna is a proud member of the Visions of Harmony committee that links the local Indigenous Communities with education and workforce opportunities locally. Shauna has 21 years’ experience in community and relationship building in the Sarnia-Lambton area and looks forward to bringing those long standing relationships to welcome and work for new investment and companies to the area. Shauna is working with new and local industry to highlight Sarnia-Lambton as Ontario’s Hydrogen Hub and is a member of the Business/Economic Taskforce. Shauna has an Honours Degree in English and Political Science whose related experience help her support what new business is looking for.

Karen Richards

Economic Development Officer

Karen’s focus is helping advanced manufacturing firms grow and expand in Sarnia-Lambton.  Karen works closely with Sarnia Lambton Industrial Alliance (SLIA) to promote the regions manufacturing capability.  Karen has led projects including the award-winning marketing brochures showcasing the area and highlighting business opportunities.  Karen’s background includes 24 years of experience in the gaming industry in Operations and as a General Manager.  Karen has a BA, MBA and is currently working towards an Economic Development designation.

Jeanny Leung

Receptionist/Clerk

Jeanny joined SLEP in 2006 after graduating on the Dean’s Honour List from Lambton College with her Diploma in Office Administration. In her role as Receptionist/Clerk, she is often the first point of contact for clients calling or visiting our office.