Thomas (Tom) Potter
Thomas Potter holds a BA in English from the University of Waterloo and completed his professional education program at the Hamilton Teachers College in 1972.
Now retired, he began his professional life teaching high school English with the Waterloo Catholic District School Board from 1972 to 1975. From 1975 to 2003, he held several positions in sales, marketing and human resources in the pharmaceutical industry, last serving as director of training and development for The Pharmacia Corporation in Asia/Pacific and Japan. He was also a partner and vice-president for Canadian software firm Megamation Systems Inc. from 2003 to 2006.
From 2007 to 2012, Potter served as an independent consultant specializing in organizational development, with a focus on recruitment, performance management and talent management.
Potter is a recognized leader in sales force development, and a coach and mentor to pharmaceutical industry executives. He is also a certified facilitator in selling skills, change management and negotiating and collaboration skills. Potter has been an active volunteer on private and not-for-profit boards, including serving on the executive of Telecare Burlington.
Potter was appointed to Council July 2015.