Col­lege makes ap­point­ments

Michael O’Brien and Penny Walsh McGuire join board

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - COMMUNITY -

Michael O’Brien is the new chair of Hol­land Col­lege’s board of gov­er­nors, while Penny Walsh McGuire is the board’s new vice-chair.

O’Brien takes over from Kent Scales as chair of the board. He is the 26th chair of the col­lege’s board, and has been an ac­tive mem­ber of the fi­nance com­mit­tee and board of gov­er­nors since March 2013.

He is a for­mer deputy min­is­ter for the Depart­ment of De­vel­op­ment and Tech­nol­ogy, pro­vin­cial deputy trea­surer and a manag­ing part­ner with Coop­ers and Ly­brand, Char­tered Ac­coun­tants.

O’Brien has served as a gen­eral prac­tice part­ner with RD Manning & Co., and as a se­nior busi­ness ad­vi­sor with McInnes Cooper.

His com­mu­nity work in­cludes the United Way, Sport P.E.I., the 1991 Canada Win­ter Games and the Queen El­iz­a­beth Hos­pi­tal Foun­da­tion.

Walsh McGuire, the cur­rent ex­ec­u­tive direc­tor of the Char­lot­te­town Cham­ber of Com­merce, joined the board of gov­er­nors at Hol­land Col­lege in April 2017. She will also serve as the chair of the board’s fi­nance com­mit­tee.

Prior to join­ing the cham­ber, she was ex­ec­u­tive direc­tor of Prince Ed­ward Is­land 2014 Inc., and was chief mar­ket­ing of­fi­cer for the Con­fed­er­a­tion Cen­tre of the Arts. She also led mar­ket­ing and com­mu­ni­ca­tions for the At­lantic Canada House at the Van­cou­ver 2010 Win­ter Olympics.

Walsh McGuire’s work with com­mu­nity or­ga­ni­za­tions in­cludes the Ro­tary Club of Hills­bor­ough, the St. Dun­stan’s Par­ish Refugee Com­mit­tee and as a mem­ber of the P.E.I. Hu­mane So­ci­ety board of di­rec­tors.


Newly ap­pointed Hol­land Col­lege board of gov­er­nors chair Mike O’Brien and the new vice-chair and chair of fi­nance Penny Walsh McGuire.

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