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Victoria Chapter


FMI Victoria Chapter - PD Breakfast Event

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Leadership in the Public Sector

Please join us as Lori Wanamaker, Deputy Minister at the BC Ministry of Finance, discusses Leadership in the Public Sector. Lori has held multiple leadership roles in the BC Public Sector representing a diverse portfolio of responsibilities and will be sharing her thoughts and insights. Our keynote speaker will  be  followed  by  a  panel discussion with other Public Sector leaders, coaches and trainers.

Lori Wanamaker, Deputy Minister, BC Minstry of Finance

Panel Discussion Featuring:

  1. Pat Johnson, Pat Johnson & Associates; Speaker, Coach and Trainer
  2. Marilyn Taylor, Professor, Leadership Studies, Royal Roads University
  3. Additional panellist TBD

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L WanamakerA long-time public servant, Lori Wanamaker comes to Finance from the Ministry of Children and Family Development, where she was the Deputy Minister. In this role, Lori had responsibility for child protection, services for children and youth with mental health or special needs, childcare programs, and developing strategies to address the overrepresentation of aboriginal children and youth in care.

From 2010 to 2016, Lori was the Deputy Minister of Justice and the Deputy Solicitor General with responsibility for corrections, policing, victims' services, road safety, liquor, gaming and justice reform. She also served as the Chair for the BC Justice and Public Safety Council.

Prior to this appointment, Lori was:

  • Deputy Minister of Tourism, Culture and the Arts, and Chief Executive Officer for Tourism BC (2009-2010);
  • Deputy Minister of Labour and Citizens' Services (2006-2009), with responsibility for government's shared services, including accommodation and real estate, workplace technology, purchasing and procurement, Service BC, and the Office of the Chief Information Officer; and
  • Associate Deputy Minister of Housing (2005-2006), with accountability for housing and homelessness policy and programs, building and safety policy, and residential tenancy.

Lori's career with the Province of British Columbia began in 1990 at the Office of the Auditor General. She subsequently held several senior positions within the Ministry of Municipal Affairs (1993-2001), including her appointment to Assistant Deputy Minister of Corporate Services in 1998. From 2001-2005, Lori served as an Assistant Deputy Minister for several different portfolios within the Ministry of Community, Aboriginal and Women's Services.

In June 2014, Lori was awarded the Lieutenant Governor's Silver Medal for Excellence in Public Administration. She was also selected as one of Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 in 2013. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia honoured Lori by bestowing a Fellowship upon her in 2011. This FCA designation recognizes the service that she has provided to the profession and distinction in her career.

Agenda: 8:00 - 08:30 Registration and Breakfast 
8:30 - 8:50 Annual General Meeting - FMI Victoria Chapter
8:50 - 9:50 Keynote Speaker - Lori Wanamaker
9:50 - 10:50 Panel Discussion
10:50 - 11:00 Q & A
Location: Harbour Towers Hotel & Suites
345 Quebec Street
Victoria, BC
Registration: Register online at www.fmi-igf.ca
Cost: $50 (includes FMI annual membership, event & breakfast)

Credit card payments accepted by online registration system.
Cancellation Policy Regrettably because of reservation obligations, cancellations (both FMI Members and Non-Members) less than 48 hours before the event or no-shows will be charged $20. 
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Victoria FMI Chapter by email: .