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David Sweetnam

Executive Director

Georgian Bay Forever

David is the Executive Director of Georgian Bay Forever, a registered charity dedicated to scientific research and public education on Georgian Bay's aquatic ecosystem.

David has an extensive history in business management, and ownership and is an experienced and innovative senior executive, leader and entrepreneur with over 30 years an in both commercial and non-profit sectors. His experience covers environmental research and technology, healthcare, distribution, financial services, transportation and a variety of other markets. He is a strong communicator and strategic evangelist.

David is a strategic and creative thinker, always on the lookout for solutions that turn obstacles and ideas into real opportunities for innovation and change. He is an optimist that has successfully collaborated on projects addressing the biggest challenges of our times...

David has always been interested in protecting the environment through sound business practices to yield sustainable outcomes. His business ventures have included the first G.R.E.E.N. chemical drum recycling program, state of the art atmospheric instrumentation development to monitor UV levels and the ozone hole, as well as aquatic and terrestrial ecosystem health. 

David is at ease in science, technology and business and able to translate deftly between technical and business.