Our leadership

Dray Matovic

Dray Matovic, Ph.D. is President of Halex Ventures Inc., a Niagara Falls real-estate development firm.  For the past 25 years, his companies have been involved in a variety of projects including hotels, restaurants, resorts, golf courses, office, retail, industrial and residential developments across Ontario, Michigan, New York and South Carolina.

Presently, Dr. Matovic is a member on the Boards of Directors of Niagara Falls Tourism, Niagara Health Systems and Niagara College as well as being the founder of the Niagara Convention & Civic Centre.  He is the past Chairman of the Niagara Business Leadership Council (2002-2004), a former Board member of the Bi-National Tourism Alliance (2004 -2008) and past President of the Niagara Falls Hotel Association (1986-1990).

Dr. Matovic holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Waterloo, ON, a M.Sc. in Management from Cornell University, NY, an M.P.A. in Economic Development from Harvard University, MA, and Ph.D. in Marketing from Virginia Tech, VI.