Ottawa, Ontario, February 29, 2016 – Calian Technologies Ltd. (TSX: CTY) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jo-Anne Poirier to Calian’s Board of Directors effective April 1, 2016.
Ms. Poirier offers more than 35 years of executive leadership including, Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton, Director of Finance and Administration (1982-1993), Deputy City Manager Corporation of the City of Gloucester (1993-2000), MBNA Canada Bank, First Vice President Business Development (2000-2003), United Way CEO, Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign (2003 -2008), Ottawa Community Housing CEO (2008-2013). Ms. Poirier is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) Canada (2014-Present).
Ms. Poirier received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Ottawa (1975-1978) and also has a Certificate in Business Administration from the University of Ottawa (1979-1985). Ms. Poirier also has a graduate diploma in Public Management at Carleton University (2012-2014). She is passionate about being a lifelong learner.
“We are very pleased to have Ms. Poirier's extensive experience augment Calian’s Board of Directors", said Kenneth Loeb, Chairman of the Board. "On behalf of the other members of the board, we look forward to working with her in this new capacity”.
With the addition of Ms. Poirier, Calian’s board is now made up of seven members with backgrounds in the areas of business, government, technology, healthcare and defence, all critical to the continued growth and prosperity of the company.