Our Team

People with real life experience.

 

We have experience in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors and bring the strengths, techniques, and sensibilities of each to all projects. We have a special understanding of an organization’s internal consultative process and its sensitivities to public opinion, media scrutiny, and government policies.

Our chief strength is in creating and implementing programs for cultural organizations, educational institutions, and governments. As former managers in organizations, we know how to distinguish ideas that “end up on the shelf” from those that are doable. We work with clients to take action and to fulfil their needs.

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President & Chief Strategist

Lisette Gelinas

As the Founder and President of Impact & Main Inc., Lisette’s goal is help reignite small and mid-size communities by creating solutions that maximize the economic prospects of communities and improve their chances to attract and create new businesses and jobs. For the past 5 years, Lisette has been an associate with the St. Clements Group helping municipalities find innovative and strategic solutions to help their economic development. Lisette has 25+ years experience leading the development of strategic plans and creating branding, marketing and communications programs for public and private organizations. Lisette is a recognized expert in B2B marketing, customer relationship marketing (CRM) and the creation of action-driven, measurable consumer experiences across digital, direct and mass channels.

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Project Manager

Hannah Thresher

Hannah is a management consultant with 15+ years’ experience assisting small and mid-size communities across Ontario providing a variety of strategic planning, program review services and marketing. She has extensive experience structuring and delivering all manner of community consultation processes including focus groups, public meetings, questionnaires and interviews. Hannah is particularly skillful in working with organizations to identify their strengths and weaknesses and to create community dialogues.

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Creative Director

Ron Beltrame

Ron Beltrame served as a graphic design professor at Cambrian College for over 20+ years before joining Impact & Main Inc. as Creative Director. He is an award winning, Sudbury-born designer with diverse graphic design and environmental experience. His work and teaching specialize in corporate identity, branding and identity systems, including work for Smooth Rock Falls and Timmins. In over twenty-seven years in the graphic design industry, Ron has worked on a vast array of corporate, institutional and non-profit design projects and more than 200 visual identity programmes. His work has been recognized locally, provincially and internationally with numerous design awards.

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Senior Associate (Owner TCI Management Consultants)

Jon Linton

A management consultant with over 35 years of experience in strategic marketing and planning, Jon has worked in over 600 communities in Canada, the U.S., Europe, and the Caribbean on a range of community and economic strategic planning. He has extensive experience in tourism; economic development; arts, culture, and heritage; downtown revitalization; and marketing policy and planning. Jon is formerly a partner and national director in Ernst & Young’s consulting practice.

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Senior Associate (TCI Management Consultants)

Greg Young

Greg’s expertise covers a range of fields including needs assessment, market research, audience development, feasibility, strategic planning, organizational development, fundraising, business planning, and social and economic impact assessment. He has worked with numerous municipalities, galleries, museums, and heritage organizations across Canada and the U.S.