Term Expiring 2020
Stephanie believes that everyone carries greatness within and she enjoys motivating people by calling forth that greatness. Stephanie Styres-Dery was born and raised in the beautiful Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. She is presently raising her 16-year-old nephew Brandon Maker (Styres), who is currently completing his grade 12 diploma. Stephanie, Mohawk turtle clan, is the President/CEO of Market Place Solution Inc. A First Nations consulting firm that specializes in Community Revitalization, Business Coaching and Corporate Social Responsibility Planning. As previous owner and Director of the Roofing Specialists Inc., Stephanie successfully led The Roofing Specialists Inc. to over 1.5 million dollars in revenue within the first three years of business.
Stephanie has over 10 years of experience working with Six Nations Community in employment and training, program evaluation, and strategic planning. Stephanie has also worked for a number of government funding providers such as Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Ontario Library Association-Community Access Program, Indigenous Affairs and Northern Development Canada and Human Resource Development Canada. She has vacationed in and provided services to over 30 countries.
Stephanie recently completed her Masters in Public Administration & Governance at Queens University and is currently working towards completing a PHD in Public Administration and Governance at Ryerson University. She is focused on the return on investment for today’s community members as well as future generations to come.