Georgian College names new chair of board of governors

Brian Davenport, chair of Georgian College Board of governor

Owen Sound’s Brian Davenport has been named the new chair of Georgian College’s board of governors.
He joined the board in September 2014 and served as vice chair for the past two years. He also served as chair of the finance and audit committee, chair of the nominations committee, and as an active member of most other board committees.
“It is an honour and privilege to be a Georgian board member and to serve in this leadership role,” Davenport is reported saying. “Our students, regardless of what program or career path they choose, are gaining the skills and mindset to be innovative thinkers and change-makers capable of stimulating economic growth and building strong, flourishing communities across our region and beyond.”
The new chair is currently vice president, portfolio and wealth advisor at RBC Dominion Securities. He’s been with RBC since 1986, focusing on portfolio management for business owners, professionals and affluent families. Previously, he worked for TD Bank specializing in agricultural, commercial and corporate lending. He has also served as chair of the board of directors for Grey Bruce Health Services. He is a graduate of Class 3 of the Advanced Agriculture Leadership Program. 
“Brian brings with him extensive experience in board governance, seasoned change management skills and expertise helping organizations achieve their strategic plan,” MaryLynn West-Moynes, Georgian’s president and CEO. “Under his thoughtful leadership, the board will continue to ensure we achieve our key priorities and live our mission every day to inspire innovation, transform lives and connect communities through the power of education.”
New community members to the board this year are Stephen Arsenault, owner/operator at One More Bid Auctions, and Christopher Edwards, president/CEO of Weber Manufacturing Technologies Inc.
One third of Georgian’s board membership is appointed through the public sector appointment process and two-thirds appointed directly by the board.