Young Adult Representative Joins the WindsorEssex Economic Development Board

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Media Release



Windsor-Essex County, Ontario – Tuesday, February 21, 2017 – Martin Komsa, Chair of the WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation (WE EDC) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Kyrsten Solcz has been officially selected as the Young Adult Representative to join the WE EDC board. Kyrsten will attend her first Board meeting on February 24, 2017.

Martin Komsa, Chair, WindsorEssex Economic Development explained, “Kyrsten was one of 16 candidates to apply for the young adult position on our board.  On behalf of members of the board I would like to thank all of the applicants who applied and showed such a positive interest in this position.” 

Kyrsten is a Program Coordinator with the WindsorEssex Community Foundation (WECF) managing WECF programs such as: Vital Signs, Young Philanthropists and Random Acts of Kindness Day.   She has an extensive record of volunteer and community service and is also presently enrolled at St. Clair College working toward a post-graduate certificate in Human Resources and Management Studies. Kyrsten completed her Honours Bachelor of Arts Sociology and Criminology at the University of Windsor in 2013.  

Mr. Komsa also stated that, “On behalf of the Board we are delighted to have Kyrsten join us, we know she will contribute positively to the ongoing mission of the Board.”   

Kyrsten Solcz will be replacing Nicole Sleiman, MBA Instructor and Program Director EPICenter at the University of Windsor and will join the following Directors on the WE EDC Board: Chair Martin Komsa, CEO, Windsor Family Credit Union; Mayor Drew Dilkens, City of Windsor;  Warden Tom Bain, County of Essex; Peter Roth, Secretary Treasurer and Former Managing Partner, Roth Mosey; Martin Tal Czudner, General Manager Essex Golf & Country Club;  Tom O’Brien, Partner, Cooper’s Hawk Vineyards;  Peter Quiring, President, Nature Fresh Farms;  Terry Rafih, Chairman & CEO, Rafih Motors/Rafih Auto Group; Diane Reko, CEO Reko International Group;  William Willis, Founding Partner Willis Law;  Stephen MacKenzie, CEO WE EDC and Rakesh Naidu, COO WE EDC.

The Board of Directors meeting takes place at noon on February 24, 2017 at the WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation office located at 700 California Avenue. The agenda for this meeting is now posted on the WE EDC website at -


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