St. John's Chapter History
The St. John's Chapter was established November 2002 with key
founding members from the Federal Government. Sonya Janes,
Gary Snow and Connie Pearcey were instrumental along the tremendous
support of FMI National of successfully implementing the Chapter in
2002-2003 proved a successful year for a Chapter in its infancy
with four sessions of insightful speakers such as Sheila Fraser,
the Auditor General of Canada at that time.
The following year saw the addition of 3 board members, two of
which represented the Provincial Government: Mark Penney, Dave Tite
and Bess Norman. Five sessions were held with an average
attendance of 20 people. Word was spreading and the St.
John's Chapter began to grow.
2004-2005 saw the addition of two more Provincial Board members in
Paul Tucker and Lisa Palmer. The Board continued to provide
high quality breakfast training sessions and prepared itself for
hosting the Public Sector Management Workshop in St. John's June
2006. A committee was created and with the support of the
honorary co-chair, the Deputy Minister of Finance, the event in
2006 was a smashing success.
In 2010 fmi*igf St.
John's presented Terry Paddon with the Lifetime Membership Award
for his invaluable contribution to the Chapter. From left to right:
Lisa Palmer, President; Terry Paddon; Janice Butt, Vice President;
and John Martin, Past President.
Over the years since PSMW 2006, the board has seen comings and
goings and has experienced tremendous growth in membership.
In 2010, FMI St. John's observed the appointment of the local board
President John Martin to National FMI President.
The evolution of the board continues: 2012-13 board consists of 10
dedicated financial professionals from the Public Sector as well as
Provincial and Federal Governments. The membership has
expanded to include all three levels of Government, Accounting
Firms, Crown Agencies and Corporations and other Private. The
topics and sessions are relevant and valued as evidenced by the
average attendance experienced in recent years.
FMI St. John's continues to work hard to deliver quality products
and under the leadership of current President Pinki Kumar look
forward to preparing to host PSMW 2016.
Visit the St. John's Chapter's web pages for full
details on events and activities.