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New president and governing Council introduced at 97th Annual General Meeting of Ontario engineering regulator


 Toronto—(May 6, 2019) —Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO), the licensing and regulating body for professional engineers and engineering in the province, installed Nancy Hill, P.Eng., LLB, FEC, FCAE, as its 100th president during its annual general meeting (AGM) at the Hilton Toronto Hotel on May 4.

Committed to strengthening PEO’s licensing regime and governance, Ms. Hill has over 20 years of volunteer leadership experience with PEO and the engineering community, including previous service as chair of PEO’s Complaints, Awards and Women in Engineering Advisory committees. As both an engineer and founding partner of Canadian patent and trademark firm Hill & Schumacher, Ms. Hill is passionate about building a stronger profession for Ontario’s engineers.

PEO’s Council for the 2019-2020 term was also introduced at the AGM. The nine women and 16 men on the new Council will govern PEO’s 87,500 licence and certificate holders, and regulate the practice of professional engineering in Ontario to serve and protect the public interest.

The new leadership group includes province-wide representation from a wide array of sectors, including the business community, industry, academe and government. The composition and operation of Council is dictated by Regulation 941 under the Professional Engineers Act. Most councillors are elected by PEO's licence holders. Currently, eight councillors are appointed by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, three of whom are not professional engineers.

PEO’s 2019-2020 Council includes:

Nancy Hill, P.Eng., LL.B., FEC, FCAE President Marisa Sterling, P.Eng., FEC President-elect David Brown, P.Eng., BDS, C.E.T., MCSCE Past President Christian Bellini, P.Eng., FEC Vice President (elected) Michael Chan, P.Eng., FEC Vice President (appointed) Sandra Ausma, Ph.D., P.Eng. Councillor-at-Large Leila Notash, PhD, P.Eng., FEC Councillor-at-Large Gregory Wowchuk, BASc, Dipl El Tech, P.Eng. Councillor-at-Large Media Release Professional Engineers Ontario May 6, 2019 Page 2 Serge Robert, P.Eng. Northern Region Councillor Ramesh Subramanian, P.Eng. Northern Region Councillor Randy Walker, P.Eng. Eastern Region Councillor Guy Boone, P.Eng., FEC Eastern Region Councillor Arthur Sinclair, P.Eng. East Central Region Councillor Keivan Torabi, PhD, P.Eng. East Central Region Councillor Warren Turnbull, P.Eng., FEC West Central Region Councillor Lisa MacCumber, P.Eng. West Central Region Councillor Wayne Kershaw, P.Eng., FEC Western Region Councillor Gary O. Houghton, BESc, P.Eng., FEC Western Region Councillor Michael Chan, P.Eng. , FEC Lieutenant Governor Appointee Lorne Cutler, P.Eng., MBA Lieutenant Governor Appointee Qadira C. Jackson Kouakou, BA, BSW, LLB Lieutenant Governor Appointee Tim Kirkby, P.Eng. Lieutenant Governor Appointee Lew Lederman, QC Lieutenant Governor Appointee Iretomiwa Olukiyesi, P.Eng. Lieutenant Governor Appointee Nadine Rush, C.E.T. Lieutenant Governor Appointee Marilyn Spink, P.Eng. Lieutenant Governor Appointee About Professional Engineers Ontario Under the authority of the Professional Engineers Act, PEO governs over 87,500 licence and certificate holders and regulates and advances the practice of professional engineering in Ontario to protect the public interest. Professional engineering safeguards life, health, property, economic interests, the public welfare and the environment. Professional engineers can be identified by the P.Eng. after their names. Holders of limited licences can be identified by LEL or LET after their names. -30- For additional information, please contact: Duff McCutcheon, Manager, Communications Tel: 416-840-1068; 800-339-3716, ext.1068 Cell: 416-797-8175 Email: dmccutcheon@peo.on.ca

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