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Board of Governors welcomes new leadership

The Holland College Board of Governors is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Jessie Inman, MBA, ICD.D, CLaS, to the position of Chairperson of the Board, and to welcome Lori Dawson, CPA, CA, as Vice-Chair of the Board and Chair of the Finance Committee.

Jessie Inman was appointed to the Board of Governors in November 2020 by the Government of PEI.  She also serves as the Chair of the Governance & Nominating Committee.  Jessie has led a dynamic corporate career in Canada and abroad for over 35 years. She is the recipient of a number of accolades and awards, and was named for three consecutive years one of Atlantic Canada’s Top 50 CEOs by Atlantic Business Magazine during her mandate as CEO of the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown, P.E.I.  Ms. Inman studied commerce, international marketing and leadership before completing an MBA from Maastricht University majoring in banking and finance and is a certified Director by the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors.  She has served on numerous boards, including the Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce, Discover Charlottetown, Honorary Board Member to A Bold Vision, an advisor to PEI 2014 Inc., Selection Committee for the Manning Awards, YWCA in Calgary, Vice-President of the Indonesia Canada Chamber of Commerce for nine years and on the Board of Governors for the United States Chamber of Commerce in Australia.

Lori Dawson has been an active member of the Board of Governors and the Finance Committee since October 2019, and has served as Acting Chair of Finance Committee since March. She also sits as a member of the Governance and Nominating Committee.  Ms. Dawson has extensive financial experience as a retired CPA, CA and has a life-long interest in P.E.I.’s education system, volunteering in both private and public schools whilst her three children attended. Lori has served on numerous church committees and plays an active role as volunteer in the community.  She possesses valuable business experience from the private and public sectors, having formerly worked as Audit Staff Supervisor and Tax Auditor with CRA, as manager at Doane Raymond (now Grant Thornton), and as a consultant to the family business enterprises.

Holland College President, Dr. Alexander (Sandy) MacDonald is grateful for the support of the highly motivated and skilled individuals on the Board of Governors.  “We are proud of the commitment and support of each of our Board members, and we are delighted to congratulate Jessie and Lori on their new appointments. We look forward to working with them in these capacities,” he said.

Outgoing Chairperson Penny Walsh-McGuire was honoured at the recent AGM for her unwavering leadership during her terms on the Board.  Ms. Walsh McGuire joined the Board in 2017.

In this picture: Lori Dawson, Vice-Chair of the Holland College Board of Governors, left, and Board Chair Jessie Inman. Ms. Dawson and Ms. Inman were recently appointed to the board’s leadership team.

For more information about this release, please contact:
Sara Underwood, Media and Communications Officer
Tel: 902-566-9695
Date: Monday, July 18, 2022