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Alumni Updates

Shelley Archibald (MA '05) was named chief librarian of the Sechelt Public Library in British Columbia. Archibald was most recently community and programming librarian at the Burlington Public Library.

Peter BoehmLaurier graduate Peter Boehm (BA '77) was appointed to the Senate of Canada by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in October. Boehm has enjoyed a distinguished career in the foreign service, which recently culminated with him serving as deputy minister for the 2018 G7 Summit and personal representative of the prime minister. Boehm holds a PhD in history from the University of Edinburgh and a master of arts in international affairs from Carleton University.

David DochertyDavid Docherty (BA '84) has been named the incoming president of Brandon University. He will commence a five-year term on May 1, 2019, after concluding a term as president of Mount Royal University in Calgary. Prior to his time at Mount Royal, Docherty spent more than 17 years at Laurier, serving as a professor of political science, dean of arts and senior advisor on multi-campus initiatives.

Shadrach KabangoLaurier graduate and Canadian hip hop performer Shadrach Kabango (BBA '05), a.k.a Shad, released his new album, A Short Story About A War, on Oct. 26. The Juno winner and former host of CBC Radio's q also launched a concert tour that kicked off in Waterloo on Nov. 1 and included dates across North America through December.

David LewisDavid Lewis (PhD '17) has been named chief client officer at behavioural science consulting firm BEworks. Lewis, who earned his PhD in marketing from the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, joins BEworks from the Ted Rogers School of Retail Management at Ryerson University, where he was an assistant professor.

Adrienne O'NeillManulife has appointed Adrienne O'Neill (BBA '04) head of investor relations. O'Neill will lead the company's global investor relations program, serve as the company's primary spokesperson to the investment community and provide strategic counsel to Manulife's senior management team. She first joined Manulife in 2007.

Joe ProdanJoe Prodan (BA '91) has been appointed chief financial officer at Flexiti, a financial technology company and private label credit card issuer in Canada. Prodan will be responsible for overseeing all financial aspects of the company, including financial planning and analysis, financial reporting and investor relations functions.

Stephanie RatzaStephanie Ratza (BSC '89), a member of Laurier's Board of Governors, has been named chief financial officer of the digital technology consulting firm Quisitive. In her new role, Ratza will oversee mergers and acquisitions strategy and corporate services.

Doug RobertsonDouglas J. Robertson (MBA '02) has been named chief administrative officer, clerk and economic development director with the Village of Merrickville-Wolford in Ontario. Robertson has more than 25 years of progressive municipal work experience, including seven with the City of Ottawa in a senior management role.

Eve & Co Incorporated has appointed Landon Roedding (BA '02) chief financial officer. Roedding has more than 15 years experience in accounting, financing and business development. Previously, he held the position of controller at Blue Goose Capital Corp. Eve & Co is a licensed producer and seller of cannabis under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations.

Carolyn SprietCarolyn Spriet (BBA '91) was recently named president of Hallmark Canada. Spriet was most recently vice president and general manager for Sun Products Canada and prior to that spent 15 years with Unilever Canada in leadership roles in customer development, brand and marketing.

Cardiol Therapeutics recently appointed Chris Waddick (BBA '87) chief financial officer. Waddick has 30 years experience in financial and executive roles in the biotechnology and energy industries. Cardiol Therapeutics is focused on the research and commercial development of proprietary drug formulations for the treatment of heart failure.