College makes appointments
Michael O’Brien and Penny Walsh McGuire join board
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.