For Immediate Release

May 30, 2019

DGH Foundation Welcomes Mark Sherman, P.Eng., ICD.D to the Board of Directors

DARTMOUTH, NS (May 30, 2019) – The Dartmouth General Hospital Foundation is pleased to announced the appointment of a new member to their Board of Directors, Mark Sherman, P.Eng., ICD.D.

Mark Sherman recently retired as Irving Oil’s Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in June 2018 and he has over 36 years of experience in the Canadian energy sector. As an executive Mark has held responsibilities in managing large financial budgets and strategic business planning. Mark also has experience participating in board meetings, and various sub committees. Mark has close ties to the Dartmouth Community, where he led the expansion of the Irving Oil Terminal on Pleasant Street, just across the street from the Dartmouth General Hospital.

“As we look to the future, Mark is an outstanding addition to our Board of Directors. He is a proven leader and we are excited about the expertise that he will bring to the table as we continue to lead the Foundation forward,” says Peter Boyd, DGH Foundation Board Chair.

Over the years, Mark has had the pleasure of serving the communities he has lived in through coaching youth sports and serving on numerous volunteer boards such as, Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development, United Way, Little League Baseball of Canada, and the Canadian Process Safety Organizations. He is also well known in Western Canada and Atlantic Canada for establishing post-secondary options and the promotion of apprenticeship programs for youth, having chaired both the Alberta Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP), and the equivalent in New Brunswick (NBTAP) and Atlantic Canada (Career Link Atlantic).

Mark has also been involved in institutional fundraising, most recently as a member of the Dalhousie University IDEA campaign cabinet, as well as the Mount Allison Varsity Endowment Fund steering committee, and the Alumni Speaker series initiative. Mark has earned the ICD board directorship designation through completion of the ICD course delivered by the Rotman Management School of the University of Toronto. He holds a bachelor’s degree in science from Mount Allison University, and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Technical University of Nova Scotia (Dal Tech, Now Dalhousie University).

‘We are delighted to have Mark join our Board,” says Stephen Harding, President of the DGH Foundation. “I have had the pleasure of working alongside Mark previously, and he is a fantastic and engaged volunteer. I know he will bring energy, passion, expertise and new ideas that will help our Foundation grow.”

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