Cheryl Hodder, a partner at McInnes Cooper in Halifax, practices extensively in a number of areas and, according to Best Lawyers International, was named one of the in best lawyers in Canada in the area of corporate governance for 2011, 2012, and 2013. She has represented Crown corporations, universities, colleges, health authorities and small to medium-sized businesses.
"NSBI works to help our economy grow and deliver on our jobsHere plan," said Percy Paris, Minister of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism. "Cheryl Hodder's active leadership in her community, combined with her legal background, will be a valuable addition to NSBI's board of directors."
Ms. Hodder is an avid community volunteer who received the Canadian Bar Association's Community Service Award for her contributions to many organizations and boards. She was the first Atlantic Canadian to be honoured with the Women of Influence Award at the 2010 Deloitte Women of Influence Luncheon Series. She is also a member of the International Women's Forum of Canada.
"I'm honoured to be appointed to NSBI's board of directors," said Ms. Hodder. "I look forward to working with my fellow board members to help grow the economy in Nova Scotia."
Ms. Hodder replaces Nancy Tower who served two, four-year terms on NSBI's board of directors.
"It's been a pleasure working with Nancy on the board. Her time and expertise are greatly appreciated," said Janice Stairs, chair of NSBI's board of directors. "Cheryl brings unique experiences and perspectives to NSBI's board. We are thrilled to have her join us."
"Our board is made up of some of the top business minds from communities throughout the province," said Stephen Lund, president and CEO of NSBI. "Their volunteered time and dedication to economic growth can be seen in many of the exciting developments happening in our province today."
Nova Scotia Business Inc. is the province's private-sector-led business development agency. Through trade development, investment attraction, business financing and venture capital, NSBI assists local companies and attracts international companies to Nova Scotia.