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Appointee Biographies

St. Lawrence College of Applied Arts and Technology - Board of Governors


PHILIP DEERY has worked for 3M Canada for the past 21 years. His current role is Production Supervisor at 3M Perth-Scotch-Brite. Philip has a Bachelor of Science in Business and Human Resource Management and a Certification in Corporate Management from Algonquin College. From 2014-2018 Philip served as a Counselor for the City of Brockville. During that time Philip was a member and chaired several committees, including Finance Administration Operations, and Economic Development. He served on the Board of Director for the Leeds, Grenville, and Lanark District Health Unit, the Brockville Library Board, as well as the Cataraqui Regional Conservation Authority. Philip has a long history of volunteer work and community involvement. Over the past 18 years Philip has volunteered with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Leeds Grenville and currently holds the position of Vice President. BBBSLG is an agency that provides valuable services for upwards of 1800 children in our community and surrounding area. He also served 10 years as a board member and past President of Brockville Gymnastics Academic.


ROB HUNTER graduated from St. Lawrence College Brockville in Business Administration (1988). He worked in Economic Development for sixteen years and is currently the Economic Development Officer for the Municipality of South Dundas. Prior to this he spent time with the Township of North Dundas, the Ontario Business Improvement Area Association and Downtown Brockville BIA. Rob was the 2014 Ontario East Economic Development Commission ‘Economic Developer of the Year’. He holds three professional accreditation designations; certified Municipal management ‘CMM’, Canadian Certified Economic Developer with Fellowship “Ec.D (F)’ and International Certified Economic Developer “CEcD’


Karen Dumoulin is a Chartered Professional Accountant who held progressively senior positions at The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) where she worked for 21 years finishing as the Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining the SLSMC, Karen worked for the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario and the Hotel Dieu Hospital in Cornwall. Karen is a graduate of St. Lawrence College of Applied Arts and Technology 1983 in both Business Administration - Accounting and Data Processing. Karen has Board experience through her 11 years as Chief Financial Officer and her volunteer work with the Cornwall Figure Skating Club and the Cornwall Chapter of the Canadian Liver Foundation. She has experience in managing accounting, financial reporting, strategic and operational planning, risk management, pension plan investing and administration, information technology, information management and building maintenance.