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Joseph Gatfield

Past Chief Commander,
Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons

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Joseph Michael Gatfield, JN
11992 Cobblestone Cres.
Windsor, Ontario N8P 1T5
(H) 519-739-9493 (O) 519-966-3381 (C) 519-257-0559

University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario
Bachelor of Commerce, Honours Business Administration May 1973

Career Experience:
Coopers & Lybrand, Chartered Accountants
Windsor, Ontario 1973-1974
Barefoot Bar Summer Restaurant, Owner/Operator
Rondeau Park, Ontario 1974-1978
Howard Easter & Associates, Accounting and Income Tax Services
Chatham, Ontario 1974-1984
Joseph M. Gatfield & Associates, Accounting & Income Tax Services
Windsor, Ontario 1984-1986
Rondeau Bay Marina Ltd., Owner/Operator
Rondeau Park, Ontario 1972-1986
Woodall Construction Co. Limited, General Contractors, Financial Controller Windsor, Ontario 1986-current

Career Responsibilities
• Managing all aspects of small business, including up to 10 employees at the time
• Responsible to clients for financial feedback and all aspects of their personal and business tax information
• In my current position, I am accountable to the President. This includes ongoing banking relations, quality management programs (we were ISO 9001:2000 certified for a few years), safety programs, union relations, employee relations, IT Manager to name a few

Volunteer Experience
Junior Achievement
• Volunteer 1969-2002
• Programme co-ordinator Windsor Programme 1982-2002
• Programme leader, Eastern Provincial JA Regional Conference 1969-1994
• Chair, National Junior Achievement Conference 1983-1986
• Established and volunteered with “Friends of Junior Achievement” for over 10 years to assist in raising over $100,000 for the parent organization
• Worked with young people and Business volunteers to educate in small business by putting young people in a small business environment

Optimist International
• Riverside Optimist Club
• Volunteer 1990 to present
• Served as Director, Secretary and President
• Currently serve as Chair, Youth Appreciation program

Canadian Power & Sail Squadrons
• Achieved the grade of Advanced Pilot and have all but one course required for Senior Navigator
• Newsletter editor, MAREP Officer, Treasurer, Executive Officer, Commander, Historian Windsor Squadron
• Treasurer, Assistant Training Officer, Training Officer, Executive Officer, Commander Western Ontario District
• National Rear Commander, Chair, Committee on Rules 2 years
• National Vice Commander, Training Officer 4 years
• National Vice Commander, Executive Officer 1 year
• Member of the Operating Committee 7 years
• Various committees over the years including the Modularization Team, Organizational Effectiveness Committee and the 2008 National Conference Committee
• Instructor: Boating 17 years – often twice per year, Piloting, Boatwise, Boat Pro, Maritime Radio, Instructor Development, Officer Training
• Recognized Examiner for Maritime Radio
• Recognized Instructor for Pleasure Craft Operator Card and Maritime Radio
• Trained Instructor for the Recreational Vessel Courtesy Check program

St. Clair College Accounting Program Advisory Committee
• 2008 to present
• Advisory panel to review all business courses offered by the College

• Over the years various roles in organizations such as Multiple Sclerosis, Knights of Columbus, Windsor Yacht Club, Sun Parlour Boat Club etc.

Awards and Certificates
• Junior Achievement National Leadership Award, 1997
• Optimist International Life Membership Award, 1994
• Optimist Club of Riverside Member of Year Award, 1992 and 1994
• City of Windsor Award for Community Service, 1997
• Canadian Power & Sail Squadrons, Chief Commander’s Citation 2009
• Canadian Power & Sail Squadrons Life Membership, 2010
• Construction Law Certificate
• ISO 9000 Internal Auditor Certificate
• Boating since my youth in the Great Lakes Region
• Running, biking, swimming….multiple charity runs and triathlons in any one season
• Enjoying the Family Cottage at Rondeau Park


University of Windsor
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Honours Bachelor of Commerce, 1973
Business and Finance
1969 To 1973

Job History

Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons
Past Chief Commander
ON, Canada
October 2015 - present

Woodall Construction
Financial Controller
ON, Canada
January 1986 - present

Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons
National Training Officer
ON, Canada
October 2007 - October 2011