From Niagara This Week:
After almost five months in the interim position, Janice Thomson has been appointed the chair of the Niagara Parks Commission’s Board of Directors.
While the announcement was made by Tourism and Culture Minister Michael Chan on Wednesday, the appointment was actually effective Nov. 16. Thomson, executive director of the Niagara-on-the-Lake Chamber of Commerce & Visitor and Convention Bureau, also has experience as a sales and marketing consultant and a former owner and operator of a restaurant in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
The Niagara Falls Review also had an article called Janice Thomson named permanent chair of NPC
From a press release seen on the Government of Ontario web site:
Ontario has confirmed Fay Booker as the new Chair of the Niagara Parks Commission’s Board of Directors. The appointment follows an open recruitment process and takes effect April 21, 2010.
Ms. Booker has extensive experience in corporate governance, accounting and auditing. Her experience includes independent consulting on corporate governance, risk management and organizational effectiveness for clients across Canada. She has also held key positions at national accounting and auditing firms and financial institutions, including Grant Thornton LLP, Deloitte & Touche LLP and CIBC.
A long-time volunteer, Ms. Booker has played an active role in leading a number of significant boards, including the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, The Brant Centre and the Burlington Economic Development Corporation. She is the recipient of a Canada 125 Medal for her significant contributions to her community.
As the Chair of the Niagara Parks Commission, Ms. Booker will lead the overall strategic direction of the government agency responsible for preserving and enhancing the natural beauty of Niagara Falls and the Niagara River corridor.