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Our Team

Our management team is dedicated to the success of your event or conference. We will work with you to provide a meeting room capable of surpassing all your needs. To assist you in reaching the right person, we are pleased to provide the following directory to those members of our team you may need to contact directly.

Andrew Hodd

Managing Director

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Since 2001 Andrew has been leading and developing the professional team that has made St. Andrew’s Club the place to meet in downtown Toronto. He is dedicated to helping clients achieve their meeting and event objectives by providing the best in rooms, technology and services. As the Canadian Board Representative for the International Association of Conference Centres (IACC), Andrew is constantly searching for new ways to enhance the experience for clients. Andrew enjoys searching for opportunities and building partnerships for mutual benefit.

Craig Earle

Director of Operations

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For 15 years, Craig has been quarterbacking our team to winning performances day after day. A proud graduate of our partner Wilfrid Laurier University, Craig has a knack for motivating his team to deliver the very best customer service. As a world class Tetris player, he is sure to find the right ‘fit’ for your meeting.

Edward Vastag

Director of IT

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To be in a position to use his amazing powers in a never-ending battle for IT reliability and HD quality, Superman has assumed the disguise of Edward Vastag, mild-mannered tech wizard for a great metropolitan conference centre. Edward has built a tremendous department, which has been branded SMPAV, St. Andrew’s Multimedia Presentations Audio Visual.

Annmarie Brunka

Sales Manager

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A George Brown Graduate with over 20 plus years of industry experience a natural sunny disposition has found its calling.  From her experience of planning the perfect wedding reception to the planning of a very detailed orientated meeting.  You will be every bit as confident in your meeting’s success as Annmarie is about the Maple Leafs making the playoffs again.

Chef Kyle McClure

Head Chef

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Our Menus are designed to perfectly complement your corporate meeting or corporate event. Chef McClure and his team welcome special dietary requests and promise that they will be of the same high quality as our regular menus. Kyle has learned after 15 years in the kitchen to never trust a skinny chef. Outside of the kitchen Kyle loves to fish.

Sheena Beckles

Senior Events & Meetings Advisor

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The Queen of the fun stuff! No detail is left hanging when Sheena is tasked with your function. Organized, prepared and collected, Sheena will plan the event that will have your guests raving for years to come.  Sheena’s eye for spectacular events is unparalleled with 12 years in the industry. She is always happy to show you our fantastic venue and find the best place to suit your function.

Pauline Ozga

Meeting Co-ordinator

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Upon graduating with a Specialist in Business Management from University of Toronto, Pauline has worked and travelled to many faraway places; all experiences that have helped to shape each and every event she plans to this day. Her hospitality background is diverse and allows her to consistently bring creativity and innovation to her work. There is no cutting corners and no detail too small to not obsess over until it’s perfect.

Diana Newhook

Graphic and Web Design

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As our in-house web designer, Diana is constantly updating our website with helpful information to make planning your event as smooth as possible. She would love to know how she can enhance your surfing experience. Diana has a very diversified skill set, providing leadership in our accounting department as well! When out of the office Diana tears up the tennis court.

Patricia Serodio

Evening Supervisor

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Patricia is our night owl who can be found at the front desk, aka The Nerve Centre, making sure our clients’ needs have not only been met but exceeded. She oversees everything from photocopying to room set ups with a smile and, believe or not, no caffeine. Patricia is also our resident Google guru and can find the answer to almost anything you inquire about – which comes in handy when you’re having that serious debate with a colleague over a song lyric.

Heather Jackson

Client Services, Front Desk

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Heading up the frontlines Heather is greeting, photocopying, smiling, faxing, greeting, scanning, smiling, shipping, greeting - these are just some of the tasks that Heather performs before she’s had her first cup of coffee in the morning. After that, she really gets to work! Heather’s goal is to make peoples' experiences special and memorable.

Stephen Hodd

President and Chairman

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In 1987 Stephen founded the enterprise that has become today’s St. Andrew’s. He saw a need for a purpose-built venue to host training and conferences at a time when hotels were the only option. Since then the business has quadrupled growing along with our core downtown clients. Stephen takes great pride in the outstanding staff in all departments that will make your meeting a resounding success. Stephen sits on the board of Rebounders Canada and the Eating Disorders Foundation of Canada which St. Andrew’s Club is delighted to support.

Khushroo Bhandara


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With management expertise in such diverse industries such as insurance, manufacturing, technology sectors, import and export, Khushroo brings confidence and creativity to the table. Over 20 years of experience in managing and running different businesses across the globe.