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PEO Council 2017-2018

Nancy Hill, P.Eng., LLB, FEC, FCAE
Vice President (elected)

Nancy Hill is a professional engineer, lawyer, patent agent and trademark agent. She is a founding partner of the award-winning firm Hill & Schumacher. For over 25 years Hill has been managing intellectual property rights for clients worldwide, including from many universities across Canada. Considered an expert in her field, Hill’s area of focus is in robotics, structural steel, healthcare and green energy, with many of her clients going on to win prestigious awards for their innovations. As a sought-after speaker on intellectual property rights, Hill has given talks at the Ontario Centres of Excellence, the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Certified General Accountants of Ontario, as well as many PEO chapters. She also has over 20 years of experience volunteering with PEO, including as past chair of the Complaints Committee, past chair of the Awards Committee, and past chair of the Women in Engineering Advisory Committee, and was invested in 2008 as a Companion in the Order of Honour. In 2014, she was recognized for her influence on the engineering profession in Canada by being inducted as a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering. Hill has worked tirelessly to affect positive change within PEO, and was instrumental in amending the Professional Engineers Act to include harassment as part of the definition of professional misconduct. As vice chair of the Council Term Limits Task Force, Hill and the task force will be recommending changes to institute a governance framework for renewal and succession planning.