ACEC Staff

John D. Gamble, CET, P.Eng.
President and CEO

Tel:  (613) 236-0569 ext. 201

John Gamble is a licensed professional engineer with expertise in public policy. As president and CEO of the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies (ACEC), he is widely regarded as a leading expert and spokesperson on industry issues across Canada and internationally. His success is built on his combined experience in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. He has run for political office and served as a senior advisor to two successive cabinet ministers in the Ontario provincial government. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Queen's University and spent the first 10 years of his career practicing environmental engineering in the private sector. Throughout his career, John Gamble has actively promoted the importance of engineering to our social, economic and environmental quality of life to a wide range of industry, government, academic and public organizations. In 2006, he received an award from ACEC for his “exceptional contribution to the consulting engineering industry.” He is also a recipient of the Honorary Membership Award from the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists. Organizations and associations in which Mr. Gamble has been active include:

  • Canadian Chamber of Commerce
  • Canadian Infrastructure Report Card - Advisory Board
  • Canadian Society of Association Executives
  • Daily Commercial News & Construction Record - Editorial Board
  • Government Relations Institute of Canada
  • Institute for BIM in Canada - Steering Committee
  • International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC)
  • National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy - Business Resilience Advisory Group
  • Ontario Society of Professional Engineers
  • Professional Engineers Ontario
  • Transparency International - Canada

Martine Proulx
Vice President 

Tel:  (613) 236-0569 ext. 203

Martine Proulx, as ACEC’s Vice President, is responsible for the oversight and management of association programs and services, ensuring alignment with ACEC’s mission, vision, and strategic objectives. As a member of the Senior Management team, she takes part in the develop of annual business plans to align with strategic priorities, with a goal of increasing member and stakeholder engagement. In collaboration with the President and CEO, she supports advocacy efforts through enhancement of existing programs and creation of new ones, and by increasing the association’s profile with key federal Ministers and government officials through various activities. She leads the Communication team in the conceptualization, development, and implement of traditional communications and social media campaigns focused on cultivating strong relationships with key stakeholders, such as member firms, Provincial/Territorial Associations and corporate partners and sponsors.

Martine joined ACEC in March 2014 having worked with the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) since 2005. As Membership Manager at CADSI, Martine was instrumental in the growth of the association’s membership from just under 400 members to over 800 members in less than 3 years. In 2008, she took on the role of Director of Events which required her to lead a cross-functional team in the conceptualization, implementation, and delivery of event programs with a budget of over $2M annually. Martine oversaw the successful delivery of CANSEC, Canada’s largest defence tradeshow as well as SecureTech, a public safety, emergency management and security showcase.

Prior to her tenure at CADSI, Martine was responsible for membership and conference programs at the Canadian Dental Hygiene Association (CDHA). Her career started in the hospitality sector through various positions at the Fairmont Château Laurier hotel in Ottawa.

Martine is a graduate of the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours in Political Science and a concentration in History. Shealso completed the Management Development Program for Women at the Centre for Research and Education on Women and Work at Carleton University’s Sprott School of Business. 

Michael Courtright, CPA, CGA
Director, Finance and Administration

Tel:  (613) 236-0569 ext. 209

Michael Courtright is a Chartered Professional Accountant and Certified General Accountant with significant experience in non-profit financial management. He is a graduate of Queen’s University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and holds a Diploma in Professional Accounting from Algonquin College.

Michael oversees and manages the association’s financial reporting and information system to ensure that budgets are aligned with the organization’s strategic plan and objectives. He works closely with the Association’s Treasurer in keeping the ACEC Board of Directors informed of the Association’s financial activities and position. As a member of the management team, he is also responsible for administration and human resources.

Martin Savard
Manager, IM/IT Systems and Web Master

Tel:  (613) 236-0569 ext. 205

Martin Savard is the IM/IT Systems Manager and Web Master at ACEC. He maintains the database, keeps the website up-to-date, and also designs most of ACEC's publications and newsletters. He holds a Bachelor degree in electrical engineering from Carleton University and spent the first part of his career with Environment Canada doing simulation modeling and with Dell doing I.T.


Leanne Plamondon
Manager, Communications and Marketing

Tel: (613) 236-0569 ext. 208

Leanne Plamondon is the Manager of Communications and Marketing for ACEC. Leanne manages all internal and external communications including ACEC’s social media activities. Additionally, Leanne oversees the Young Professionals Network and the Student Outreach activities. 

Leanne is a graduate of the Media and Design program at Algonquin College. Since completing her diploma, she has worked for various business organizations such as Invest Ottawa and most recently the Ottawa Board of Trade.

Leanne’s experience focusses on digital marketing including: email marketing, analytics and social media marketing. She has a strong passion for social media and increasing online engagement. 

Angela Van Wingerden
Manager, Events
Tel: 343-804-9802

A seasoned professional with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Guelph and 25 years of industry experience, Angela Van Wingerden is a dynamic event strategist renowned for her exceptional leadership, meticulous planning, and unwavering commitment to success.

Angela thrives in dynamic, high-paced settings, showcasing exceptional resilience and adaptability. She excels in cultivating relationships with external stakeholders, ensuring a harmonious partnership that aligns with organizational goals. Angela brings a keen focus on continuous improvement, injecting creativity into event planning, improving processes, and building efficiencies, and fostering a positive work environment. Angela has a special focus on building accessible and inclusive events for all.

In her previous roles, Angela has led teams to orchestrate and execute a spectrum of impactful events, ranging from Board meetings and forums to advocacy campaigns, industry days, conferences, summits, trade shows, and awards galas. Her collaborative approach extends to association executives, and she ensures seamless coordination across all team members, aligning events with the strategic plans and operational goals of the association.

Angela is eager to support ACEC-Canada's strategic direction for events, managing them end-to-end, and implementing comprehensive communication plans.