Management & staff

Portrait of Bryan Richards

Bryan Richards

President and CEO

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Bryan has led the GTH since August 2013, after a career in the transportation industry that spanned three decades. As President & CEO, he brings industry knowledge, expertise, and leadership through his ties with supply chain circles in Canada and internationally.

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Rhonda Ekstrom

VP, Business Development

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Rarely does one meet more of a “can-do” personality than Rhonda Ekstrom. With her signature quick wit and energy, she's known globally for her ability to deliver excellence to clients and her expertise in tailoring successful supply chain solutions.

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  • Locating at the GTH
  • Buying or leasing
  • Connecting to markets
  • Permitted uses
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Matt Schroeder

VP, Finance

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Matt leads all aspects of financial management, accounting, strategic planning and utility service agreements for the GTH. He brings more than 10 years experience providing financial consulting to multi-national corporations, government entities and private enterprise.

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  • Operating costs
  • Property tax requirements
Allen Mullen

Allen Mullen

Executive Director, Operations

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The newest member of the GTH team, Allen oversees land development and planning. His steadfast approach combined with his engineering and leadership abilities make him the perfect person to work with our clients on multi-million dollar capital projects.

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  • Operations
  • Engineerings
  • Land Management
Kelly Brossart

Kelly Brossart

Director, Communications & Marketing

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Kelly leads the promotion of the GTH, assists the media, and ensures our client community is informed. With 20 years’ experience in communications and public relations, she brings an intuitive ability to translate ideas into words and action.

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  • New client orientation
  • News and updates
  • Media inquiries
  • Sponsorship opportunities
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Ashley Wilke

Manager, Workforce Planning & HR

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Specializing in recruitment and retention programs as well as staffing initiatives, Ashley is committed to supporting both the GTH team and our clients with innovative and sustainable workforce planning solutions.

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  • Labour planning
  • Career opportunities
Portrait of Brendan Tuchscherer

Brendan Tuchscherer

Manager, Operations & Public Safety

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Brendan's breadth of public safety knowledge and enforcement skills makes him the ideal person to serve as our designated peace officer. In his role, he inspects commercial trucks, enforces traffic laws and generally maintains safety on our footprint.

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  • Road weights and restrictions
  • Parking information
  • Public safety
  • Highway and truck permits

Kandace Monastyrski

Board Secretary & Executive Assistant to the CEO

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In her dual role as board secretary and executive assistant to the CEO, Kandace maintains the primary responsibility for our efficient administration. She keeps our CEO on track and coordinates activities and communication with our board.

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  • Board of director relations
  • Meetings with our CEO
Melanie Benesh-Redler

Melanie Benesh-Redler

Business Development Administrator

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In her dual role as administrative assistant to Business Development and the Marketing & Communications portfolios, Melanie is a master at organizing details and keeping tasks on track.

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  • Scheduling sales visits
  • Photo requests
  • Logo needs
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Amy Harms

Accountant

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Amy supports various transactional activities for the GTH, including financial reporting and record keeping. She is highly-regarded on the team for her steadfast ability to stay on track and her keen eye to detail.

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  • Accounting and invoicing
Portrait of Lou Flanagan

Lou Flanagan

Office Administration Manager

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Lou’s welcoming personality and focus on superior customer service make her the ideal person to assist visitors and callers to the GTH office. In addition to daily office administration, Lou coordinates public tours and is a key liaison for general inquiries.

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  • Getting to the GTH
  • Onsite services
  • General Inquiries