CFA Society Toronto names chairwoman

Pamela Steer has been appointed as chairwoman of CFA Society Toronto’s board of directors following an election meeting held on Tuesday, the organization announced.

“I’m honoured to be elected the new chair of CFA Society Toronto,” says Steer, chief financial officer and head of finance and employer services with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, in a statement. “Over the next year, my focus will be delivering member value, enhancing public trust in CFA charterholders and looking at how we can partner with other professional bodies to strengthen the financial services industry.”

The board of directors is responsible for providing strategic leadership for the CFA Society as it acts out its mission to improve the investment profession by adding local insights to the global designation, the organization’s news release says.

The CFA Society has also announced that Vadim Gracie has been appointed as vice chairman, Daniel Lavallee steps into the role of past-chairman and Brenda King as secretary-treasurer.

In addition, the CFA Society Toronto has welcomed four new members to the board of directors: Steven Balaban, chief investment officer with Mink Capital; Jennifer R. Schillaci, managing director and senior portfolio manager with Manulife Real Estate; Christopher Sheridan, vice president in client coverage at MSCI Inc.; and Camilla Sutton, who was most recent global head of foreign exchange at Bank of Nova Scotia.

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