THUNDER BAY – News – Lakehead University’s Board of Governors have passed a motion that current Board Vice-Chair, Murray Walberg, will assume the role of Chair of the University’s Board of Governors in October 2014.
“Lakehead University is critically important to the prosperity of our community and region,” said Mr. Walberg. “I am proud to be given the opportunity to further support Lakehead’s continued progress and growth as the next Chair of its Board of Governors.”
Current Board of Governors Chair Cameron Clark said, “I am delighted that Murray has accepted what I consider the privilege of chairing this Board. His personal and professional history, as well as his familiarity with Northwestern Ontario and the Thunder Bay community, will bring excellent leadership skills and a wealth of experience to our Board of Governors and Lakehead University.”
Born and raised in Thunder Bay, Mr. Walberg’s 25 year career in the financial services sector has provided a variety of leadership experiences across North America.
Mr. Walberg has extensive senior management experience in Canada and the United States, including as Royal Bank of Canada’s Director & National Manager, Wealth Management Strategy and Head, and North American Manager, Strategy for RBC USA. Mr. Walberg returned home to Thunder Bay in 2005 as RBC’s Regional Vice President, Northwestern Ontario.
Mr. Walberg has several notable professional and academic designations, including ICD.D from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, Institute of Corporate Directors; Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers; and is a Certified Financial Planner. He also holds a Masters, Business Administration (MBA) from Dalhousie University.
Mr. Walberg is very active in the community and is involved in a variety of organizations: Director of United Way of Thunder Bay; President of Ambassadors Northwest; and Federal Director of the Thunder Bay Port Authority.
Mr. Walberg is married to his wife, Loretta, and has three children, Amanda (16), Megan (15) and Thomas (9).
New Board of Governors Members during the 2013-2014 Year
As it strives to maintain a diverse membership reflective of the population it serves, Lakehead’s Board of Governors has recently welcomed three new members.
Bill Keeler, a member of Lakehead University’s Alumni Association, joined the Board of Governors in October 2013. A former two-term president and still an active member of Lakehead’s Alumni Board, Mr. Keeler was Lakehead’s Athletic Facilities Supervisor for over 27 years before retiring in 2009, and received the 2009 Ontario University Association’s J.P. Loosemore Award in recognition of his major contributions through administrative work with University Sport.
Paul Capon, Chair of Lakehead University’s Ogimaawin-Aboriginal Governance Council (O-AGC), joined the Board of Governors in December 2013. Mr. Capon is currently a political advisor at the Matawa First Nations Tribal Council in Thunder Bay, and has years of experience working with First Nations and Aboriginal groups.
Angela Maltese was appointed as one of the Board of Governors’ Lieutenant Governors’ in Council appointees in February 2014. A Chartered Accountant, Certified Financial Planner, and partner with Grant Thorton LLP in Thunder Bay, Ms. Maltese will bring her vast experience on local and provincial committees and boards, as well as a wealth of knowledge about, and history in, Thunder Bay, to Lakehead’s Board of Governors.