Extendicare Inc. ( Extendicare or the Company ) today announced the appointment of Sandra L. Hanington to its Board of Directors, effective immediately, for a term to expire at the next annual meeting of shareholders, whereupon Ms. Hanington will stand for election. This appointment increases Extendicare s board to nine directors.
Ms. Hanington brings with her invaluable experience as a highly regarded financial executive. She was with BMO Financial Group (BMO) from 1999 to 2011, in a number of senior executive roles in North America. Prior to joining BMO, Ms. Hanington worked with Manulife Financial/North American Life Assurance, Royal Trustco Ltd. and Suncor Inc./Sunoco Group.
Ms. Hanington serves on the board of the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation, and is co-founder and board chair of The Jack Project, promoting mental health and wellness for youth in Canada. In addition, she has served on the boards of Symcor Corp. and Kids Help Phone, among others. Ms. Hanington was three times named by the Women s Executive Network (WXN) as one of Canada s Top 100 Most Powerful Women (2007, 2008 and 2009) and was inducted into to the WXN Hall of Fame in 2010.
Extendicare is delighted to welcome Ms. Hanington to its Board of Directors, said Benjamin Hutzel, Chairman of Extendicare. We feel we have taken important steps to add depth to our Board, and look forward to leveraging Ms. Hanington s knowledge and strategic input as we develop strategies to position Extendicare for continued success.
Ms. Hanington is a licensed professional engineer with a Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Waterloo and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Toronto. She is also a certified member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.