255 Christina Street North
Sarnia, ON, N7T 7N2
Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Kelly Provost became the Director of Economic Development at the City of Sarnia in January 2021. Kelly brings 15+ years of experience working at the municipal, regional and provincial levels, combined with an extensive background in communications and stakeholder engagement. As Director, she leads the City department responsible for business expansion, community development, investment attraction, and strategic initiatives. She’s experienced in entrepreneurship and new venture development from her time consulting as part of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE) and teaching at Niagara College.
Kelly graduated from Brock University with a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree and the Public Relations Post Graduate Program through Niagara College. Kelly obtained an Economic Development Certification jointly through the University of Waterloo and Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC) and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
Monica Shepley joined the City of Sarnia as an Economic Development Officer in 2019. She has 10+ years of experience supporting businesses and community development. In her role, Monica assists with site selection, community development, and special projects. Prior to working in Economic Development, she was the manager of advocacy and policy development with the Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce. During that time she worked closely with the business community to influence government policies and promote Sarnia-Lambton as a great place to invest.
Monica returned to her hometown of Sarnia in 2010 after graduating from Carleton University in Ottawa and working abroad for several years in the UK, Greenland and Denmark.
Sanket has 3 + years of experience working with multiple small businesses, operating in the retail, financial services, marketing, and educational services sectors in Canada and abroad. Sanket comes from an entrepreneurial and business background and has been involved with his family businesses as a business advisor and developer. He is also knowledgeable and experienced in market research, business development, and strategic business planning. He aims to help and support the businesses in Sarnia through the effective use of his business acumen, resourcefulness, and a growth-oriented mindset. He is always on the lookout for new business ideas, strategies, and business opportunities.
Sanket is a business management graduate from Lambton College and holds a bachelor's degree in Commerce with a specialization in Marketing Management. Recently, he attended an Economic Development Training Program (Year 1) at the University of Waterloo.