Enterprise Brant is a community based non-profit economic development organization. We are committed to assisting and encouraging job creation and community economic development throughout Brant County.

We are governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of skilled professionals drawn from the local community. The directors and staff are dedicated to facilitating business development and the creation of local business initiatives. Meet our people below.

Cindy Swanson, CPA, CGA General Manager
Cindy joined Enterprise Brant in 1995 as the General Manager and brought with her 8 years of public accounting experience. In addition she owned two separate businesses one in food service and one entertainment. Besides her CPA, CGA she also completed her Ontario Management Development Program. Her contribution as the hands-on leader at Enterprise Brant is complimented with a commitment to community service. Cindy has served on the boards of several community organizations such as: Board Member and Audit Committee Chair, Mohawk College Board of Governors; Treasurer, Grand Valley Educational Society; Chair and Treasurer, Junior Achievement of Brantford, Board Member of the Rotary Club of Brantford and past chair of the Southwest Community Futures Offices Network.
Karen Wood Business Consultant
Karen joined our team in January 2014, as a Business Consultant with main responsibilities for loan collection. Karen started her career in the Manufacturing sector,  holding positions in HR, Accounting and finally as a buyer and purchasing supervisor. In 1992 Karen moved into the healthcare field where she worked for 21 years as a financial analyst with her main responsibility being Capital Project accounting. During her career in healthcare, Karen was committed to fundraising for many community non-profit organizations.

Amanda Marshall Office Coordinator

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Amanda joined our team in October 2021, as the Office Coordinator. She attended College completing a diploma in Business Administration.  Her career began with working for a small manufacturing company in Brantford as their Accounts Payable/Receivable Clerk in 2014.  Her next opportunity was with a manufacturing company in Paris, Ontario as the Finance Supervisor/Accounts Receivable Clerk for 6 years.  Her main focus being Accounts Receivable, Bank Reconciliation, and more.  She also volunteered to be apart of their social committee which ran all the company events.  To add to her experience, she has accumulated small bookkeeping jobs for a few different professionals, and also worked at a Tax Preparation company for 3 seasons.