Your Canadian Self Storage Association 2014 – 2015 Board of Directors

 

Clockwise: Scott, Chris, Bruce, Troy, Rob, Tami and Sue.

Troy McLellan, Canadian Self Storage Association President

Troy is Chief Operating Officer for Public Storage in Canada. He has been involved with real estate and development in various capacities for over 15 years and has developed and operated several storage facilities across Canada.

Sue Margeson, Director – Events Coordinator and SSA Chair Liasion and CSSA Secretary

Sue has owned and operated Big Bear Self Storage in Orangeville, Ontario since 1989. Her experience with sales and marketing of ancillary self-storage products ultimately resulted in for the establishment of a large self storage ancillary item supply company.

Steven Scott, Director/Treasurer

Steven has, since August 2000, been the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Access Group of Companies focusing on the ownership, acquisition, development and management of self-storage, infill residential and commercial real estate in Canada.  The Access Group of Companies is comprised of: (i) Access Self Storage Inc. (ASSI) which is the third largest self-storage company in Canada with over 40 locations and over 2 million square feet; (ii) AMR Homes, which specializes in in-fill housing developments within the greater Toronto area; and (iii) Access Commercial, which holds and manages industrial, retail and commercial real estate.   He is also an independent director of Timbercreek Senior Mortgage Investment Corporation as well as an independent director of  HSBI Benefits Inc. (a private company).  Mr. Scott worked in public accounting prior to joining ASSI and is a chartered accountant having articled with Deloitte & Touche.  Mr. Scott holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Dalhousie University.

Bruce Shannon, Director

Bruce is the General Manager at Metro Self Storage in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  Metro Self Storage currently has 13 facilities located throughout Atlantic Canada.  We are pleased that Bruce is the CSSA Director, representing all CSSA Members in the Atlantic Region.

Robert Madsen, Director

Robert “Madman” Madsen is president of the U-Lock Mini Storage Group.  Born into the industry (his father was a self-storage owner and a Past President of the C.S.S.A.), he grew up eating and sleeping self-storage and now has more than 25 years of professional experience. Robert started in the business with plunger, broom and hammer in hand, progressing to manager and, ultimately, executive.  He is a moderator for Self-Storage Talk.

Tami Reilly, Director

Tami is the President of Canadian Commercial Services Ltd.  and is an operations consultant for storage owners. She owns Burnaby Self Storage and is the facility operator for Vancouver Self Storage, in British Columbia.  Tami is a very active and valuable member of the board.

Chris Killi, Director

Chris serves as Vice President of Finance at Wilmington Capital Management Inc.  and is Chief Financial Officer at Real Storage Private Trust. He is a Member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators.