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  Rhonda Kallman

  Roger Kinsbourg

The Honorable Edward M. Lawson

Myron Louisy

Alexandra McOran-Campbell

Bruce Crager

David Dunlap

Murdoch Gillespie

Xenia Howard-Johnston

Gady Shlasky

Audrey Peters

Tom Peters

Toby Rowland-Jones

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- Robert V. Rudman

Chairman of the Board

SmarTire Systems, Inc.

The Honorable Edward M. Lawson served in the Federal Parliament of Canada for thirty-four years as the longest serving senator in British Columbia's history. He sat as an Independent Member of the Senate for thirty-three years and joined the Liberal caucus in 2004. Previously an active investor in many of Impact Capital's client companies since 1999, Senator Lawson joined Impact Capital in April 2006. Until officially joining the firm as Chairman and Senior Partner, Senator Lawson acted as an active member of its board of advisors.

Senator Lawson had a career for forty years as a Trade Union Representative with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters serving in a variety of capacities, starting as a Business Agent on Construction. While serving as an International Vice President representing working men and women in North America for over twenty years, he was a founding Director of the Canadian Conference of Teamsters for fourteen years In recognition of his service, Senator Lawson was awarded the James R. Hoffa Lifetime Achievement Award presented in 2003 at the 100th anniversary of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters in Washington, D.C. He retired from the labor movement in January 1992.

Senator Lawson also holds positions as a director of a number of Canadian companies. Most notably, for more than twenty-six years, he served on the board of Northwest Sports, which operates the Vancouver Canucks hockey team in the NHL. Senator Lawson was also one of the founding members of the Vancouver Police Foundation in 1976 and continues as a director today. He currently works as a Director and Vice Chairman of AccelRate Power Systems, Inc.

Throughout his career, Senator Lawson has been active in many charitable and community organizations throughout North America, including Variety Club, The Children's Charity, The Lions Society for Crippled Children, The Zajac Foundation, Child Help, U.S.A., and The JOHNS Society of San Diego. As a result of his long-standing hobby of writing and performing comedy, Senator Lawson is considered a humorist and enjoys sharing it with others.

Chairman of the Board, Senior Partner