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Mélanie Dunn to chair the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal for 2018-2019

Montréal, October 24, 2018 – Following its annual meeting held today, the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal is pleased to announce the appointment of Mélanie Dunn, President and CEO, Cossette, and Chairman, Vision7 in Quebec, as Chair of the Board of Directors for 2018-2019. Ms. Dunn, who was a member of the executive committee during the year, succeeds Sean Finn, Executive Vice-President, Corporate Services and Chief Legal Officer for CN. The Chamber is also proud to announce that of the 25 members on its 2018-2019 board of directors, 15 are women.

“I am honoured by the trust the nominating committee members have shown in me in awarding this mandate,” said Mélanie Dunn, the new Chair of the Board of the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal. “As a member of the executive committee since 2015, I have had the privilege of taking part in the discussions and decisions of the board of directors. I am tremendously proud to head up the board of a committed, credible organization like the Chamber, which vigorously defends the interests of its members and the city’s business community.”

As chair of the board for 2018-2019, and then as retiring chair of the board the following year, Ms. Dunn will play a strategic role in the Chamber’s senior management and will be a constant presence at events. She will also sit on the Chamber’s executive committee this year.

A highly accomplished businesswoman, Mélanie Dunn has over 20 years of experience in business management and marketing communications. She is the President and CEO of Cossette and a member of the executive management team of Vision7 International, a holding company with an extensive portfolio of communications firms in North America, Europe and Asia.

Ms. Dunn is actively involved in several professional and community organizations. She sits on the Board of Directors of the Canada Post Corporation, the Health Standards Organization (HSO) and of the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation.

The following persons make up the board of directors for 2018-2019:

Chair of the board
Mélanie Dunn*
President and CEO
Vision7 in Quebec

First vice-chair of the board
Richard Speer*

Nathalie Bernier, FCPA, FCA*
Senior Vice President, Strategic and Business Planning and Chief Financial Officer
PSP Investments

Retiring chair of the board
Sean Finn*
Executive Vice-President, Corporate Services
and Chief Legal Officer

Isabelle Bettez
Co-founder, 8D Technologies
Member of the Board, Motivate International Inc.
Ambassador, technopolys

Marie-Claude Boisvert
Executive Vice-President, Business Services
Desjardins Group

Nathalie Bondil
Director General and Chief Curator
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Ann Bouthillier
Chief Communications Officer
VIA Rail

Sophie Brochu*
President and Chief Executive Officer

Magda Fusaro
Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)

Claude Gagnon
President, Operations
BMO Financial Group, Quebec

Benoit Godmaire
Senior Vice-President
Greater Montreal – Financial Services

Shahir Guindi*
National Co-Chair

Anne-Marie Hubert, FCPA, FCA
Québec Managing Partner

Vickie Joseph
Co-founder, Groupe 3737
President, V Kosmetik

Pierre Laporte, CPA, CA
President, Quebec
Vice-Chair, Canada

Alain Lavoie

Michel Leblanc*
President and CEO
Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

Selena Lu
Junior Chamber of Commerce of Montreal (JCCM)
Commercial lawyer
Lapointe Rosenstein Marchand Melançon

Domenica Maciocia*
Senior Vice President, Client Services and Sales Operations, Bell Business Markets
Bell Canada

Estelle Métayer*

Simon Olivier
Senior Vice President, Strategy, Innovation & PMO

Élise Proulx
Vice President – Communications and Government Affairs

Alan Shepard
Concordia University

Anik Trudel
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Lavery Avocats

* Members of the executive committee

Biographical notes and photos of members of the board of directors are available on the Chamber’s website.

 About the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal (CCMM)
With a network of over 7,000 members, the CCMM is active on two fronts: being the voice of the Montréal business community and delivering specialized services to businesses and their representatives. With its finger on the pulse of current events, it acts on issues that are decisive for the prosperity of the city’s businesses. With the support of the Acclr experts, the CCMM’s goal is to accelerate the creation and growth of businesses of all sizes, at home and around the world.


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Julie Serero
Advisor, Media Relations
Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal
Tel.: 514 871-4000, ext. 4042

Twitter: @chambremontreal
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