Shannon School of Business Advisory Board Welcomes New Member

Cape Breton University (CBU) is pleased to announce that Stacey MacNeil, Group Vice-President Employee Communications, Hewlett-Packard Company (HP), is joining the Shannon School of Business Advisory Board (SSOB). With an extensive career in communications management and public relations, MacNeil’s expertise wStacey MacNeil Shannon School Of Business Advisory Boardill complement the knowledge-base and guidance being provided by members of an already impressive SSOB advisory board. MacNeil, originally from Sydney, N.S., began her educational career at Cape Breton University.

“Students at Cape Breton University benefit greatly from the direct engagement and encouragement of the Shannon School of Business Advisory Board. The leading business minds that comprise the Advisory Board provide inspiration for our faculty to innovate, internationalize and prepare students to be the business leaders of tomorrow. I am delighted that Stacey MacNeil has agreed to join the Advisory Board and appreciate the ongoing participation and contributions of each and every member,” says President & Vice-Chancellor, Dr. David Wheeler.

As Vice-President Employee Communications at HP, MacNeil is responsible for delivering a new era of communications focused on HP’s strengths and future, reinforcing what matters to employees and why. Prior to this role, she was director, executive communications for the Enterprise Group, recognized for raising the communication standard and highly respected for her communications counsel.  She joined HP in 2005, as senior communications manager – Americas for the Personal Systems Group where she successfully delivered public relations turn-around from crisis to proactive communications, and instituted relationship sustaining programs with improved qualitative and quantitative brand positioning, partner and executive satisfaction. MacNeil’s career began in radio and television broadcasting followed by several years in the Telecom industry.

“It is terrific to have a member of the Shannon School of Business Advisory Board who is from the local community and was a student of the University. This experience, coupled with her role as a Group Vice-President of a multinational organization, will add to the existing dynamic of the current board as we support the growth and development of the business students attending Cape Breton University,” says Joseph Shannon, Chair, SSOB Advisory Board.

The Shannon School of Business Advisory Board is composed of a talented and highly-respected group of national and international business professionals that includes Mr. Joseph Shannon, Mr. Purdy Crawford, C.C., Q.C., Chief Terrance Paul, The Honourable A. Anne McLellan, Ms. Susan Murray, Mr. John T. McLennan, Mr. Louis J. Maroun, The Honourable Kevin G. Lynch, Mr. Meredith (Sam) Hayes, Sir Graham Day, Mr. Denis Ryan and Mr. Harold Schwartz.

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