Staff

Anthony Laycock | Peggy Ball | Jason Bell | Evonne Brant | John Chagnon | Lauren Thorne | Michael Bedford | Chloe Laycock

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Anthony Laycock, B.A.Sc. • President

Anthony holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Consumer Behaviour from the University of Guelph. Prior to becoming President/Owner of Funnel Communication in 1998, Anthony was Director of Marketing for five years with Insurers’ Advisory Organization (IAO), a large Canadian loss control engineering firm, followed by four years as Manager of National Operations. Anthony was instrumental in helping IAO make the transition from a not-for-profit organization into a for-profit corporation. With a solid marketing and operational background, Anthony provides marketing, management and operational support for our clients.

Anthony serves as:

      • Executive Director, Wood Energy Technology Transfer
  • Executive Director, Criminal Lawyers’ Association
  • General Manager, Reinsurance Research Council
  • Association Manager, Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology
  • Project Manager, Agrichemical Warehousing Standards Association
  • Project Manager, Ammonia Code of Practice

>> e-mail Anthony


Peggy Ball

Peggy Ball, B.S.B.A. • Vice President Finance and Administration

Peggy holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in retail merchandise management from Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa. She began her career with a large Canadian retailer and progressed from the Management Development Program through to department management and home furnishing buying. She ended her career there as a Regional Department Manager, responsible for sales of more than $10 million per season. In addition to handling account management duties for several associations, she is responsible for the financial administration of the company’s associations clients. >> e-mail Peggy


Jason Bell

Jason Bell • Vice President Digital Media

Jason has over 20 years of experience in digital media and communications from graphic design to web development. He enjoys project management and thrives in roles where he can control the product design from visual concept to successful deployment. 

He has built and implemented successful web campaigns, social media strategies and digital marketing initiatives for numerous national not-for-profit associations. He is a champion for change and encourages his peers to continue to grow and embrace emerging digital solutions. 

His strong passion for good design and simplified content compliment his calm and innovative leadership approach. 

Jason constantly uses the opportunity of integrating new technology to further enhance his skillset and elevate the many client services he offers.

His experience managing non-profit associations has allowed him to hone his skills for creatively maximizing results when budgets and time (spent with volunteer board members) were often limited.

Specialties: Website development, email marketing, responsive design, digital video editing, product branding, webinar hosting, digital photography, association management, graphic design and social media strategy..

>> e-mail Jason


Evonne Brant

Evonne Brant • Senior Account Manager

Evonne uses her excellent organizational skills to manage two of our associations. She has previous experience with a non-profit organization, where she utilized her extensive skills in database creation and management to enhance customer service. As an Account Manager, Evonne is directly involved in all facets of association management. On behalf of one of our valued clients, she coordinates over 30 training courses annually. >> e-mail Evonne


  John Chagnon

John Chagnon, B.Comm. • Vice President Client Relations

John is a graduate of Ryerson Polytechnic University. John has experience working with several non-profit organizations specifically in marketing and fundraising. As an Account Manager, John works with several non-profit organizations, specifically in marketing and fundraising, He enjoys interacting with the public and working toward increasing membership satisfaction. >> e-mail John


Lauren Thorne

Lauren Thorne • Client Service Representative

Lauren joined Funnel Communications in 2010 as a Client Service Representative, after working several years in management positions in the retail industry. Through her previous experience, Lauren developed strong management, team building and customer service skills. Lauren is known inside and outside her work environment for two important attributes – being organized and supportive of others needs. These two attributes help ensure Lauren provides the best customer service possible. >> e-mail Lauren


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Michael Bedford, B.A., B.A. • Client Service Representative

Michael holds two Specialized Honours Bachelor of Arts degrees from York University and is currently studying Publishing at the post graduate level through Ryerson University’s Chang School. Michael is happy to work with Funnel Communications as an administrative assistant, using his organizational talents and multi-faceted skill set to ensure that administrative work runs smoothly and consistently. >> e-mail Michael


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Chloe Laycock (Obedience Accreditation 1.0 pending) • Top Dog, Welcoming Committee

Chloe holds an advanced degree in greeting guests and herding couriers. Her passion for round objects that bounce, combined with her abundance of energy, ensures our clients are welcomed enthusiastically. Eager to jump into (and on) projects, she provides a welcome level of humour to our office environment. Chloe can generally be found guarding the front door, making the rounds to various office trash receptacles or lounging in the club chair in Anthony’s office.