The Distinguished Graduate Award celebrates the outstanding professional or personal achievements of graduates of the Goodman School of Business at Brock University.
2018 Distinguished Graduate
In his role as President and CEO of the Canadian Region, Brian is responsible for the strategic direction of the organization’s Canada operations.
The Goodman School of Business is pleased to announce that our 2018 Distinguished Graduate is Brian Parsons (B‘Admin, Finance, ’90) President and CEO of the Canadian Region of Willis Towers Watson.
In his role as President and CEO of the Canadian Region, Brian is responsible for the strategic direction of the organization’s Canada operations. He works closely with local and global leadership to ensure alignment with the firm’s commitment to design and deliver solutions that help clients and companies strategize their risk and engage their employees.
The Distinguished Graduate series honours Goodman School of Business alumni who are leaders in the business community and offers students the opportunity to gain insights from outstanding individuals. We hope you can attend this year’s event.
About the award
|2017||Joanne McKee (BAdmin ’86)||Chief Financial Officer, |
|2016||Martin Philp (BAdmin ’80, MA ’86)||Founding Partner, |
|2015||Jason Sparaga (BBA ’93)||Co-Founder and Co-CEO,|
Spark Power Corp.,Oakville
|2014||Mark Arthur (BA ’77)||President|
Industrial Alliance Private Wealth Management, Toronto
|2013||Anne-Marie Robinson (BSc ’87, BBA ’90)||President|
Public Service Commission of Canada, Ottawa
|2012||Fred Losani (BAdmin ‘ 87)||Owner and CEO|
Losani Homes, Hamilton
|2011||Jeff Park (BAcc ’95)||Executive Vice-President and CFO|
SXC Health Solutions Corp, Chicago
|2010||Kristian Knibutat (BAdmin ’86)||Partner|
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Toronto
|2009||James MacLellan (BAdmin ’87)||Partner|
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Toronto
|2008||John Zoccoli (BAdmin ’86)||President|
Jamzoc Holdings Ltd., o/a Tim Horton, St. Catharines
|2007||Jim Ryan (BAdmin ’84)||CEO|
|2006||Dr. Stephen Young (BBA ’91)||Managing Director of Accounting Policy|
Citigroup’s Corporate and Investment Bank (CIB), New York
|2005||Debbie Sevenpifer (BAdmin ’87)||CEO|
Niagara Health Systems, Niagara
|2004||Dr. Paul Ingram (BBA ’90)||Professor of Management|
Columbia University,New York
|2003||Deborah Rosati (BAdmain ’84)||President|
|2002||Doug Wilkinson (BBA ’91)||Partner|
Nominations, consisting of a letter outlining the nominee’s achievements supported by two additional letters and/or newspaper clippings, resume, awards, journal articles etc., will be accepted until the end of July each year. A committee consisting of the Dean, Chairs of each Department, and graduates will select the recipient.
- Nominees must have graduated from the Brock Faculty of Business or Goodman School of Business (hold a BAdmin, BAcc, BBA, MAcc, MBA, or MSc in Management degree)
- Nominees must have fifteen years post-graduate experience
- All nominees should demonstrate at least one of the following criteria:
- Outstanding professional achievements
- Outstanding educational achievements
- Outstanding community achievements
- Outstanding volunteer achievements
- Outstanding entrepreneurial achievements
- An ongoing commitment to Brock University
- Graduates may nominate themselves
- Current Brock faculty and staff are excluded
- Nominations must be received by July 31
The committee reserves the right to bestow the award to a graduate they feel is a worthy recipient.
Send nominations to Teighan McIntyre email@example.com