Friday, October 01, 2010
John McLennan, Chairman, is pleased to announce the appointment of Sylvia Chrominska, Group Head of Global Human Resources and Communications for the Bank of Nova Scotia, to the Board of Directors of Emera Inc.
Ms. Chrominska joined Scotiabank in 1979, where she held progressively more senior positions over the next decade. She was appointed Executive Vice-President, Human Resources in 1995. In 2004, her mandate was expanded to include Public, Corporate and Government Affairs.
Ms. Chrominska also serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board at the Richard Ivey School of Business and on the Stratford Festival Board of Governors. She is a member of the Women’s Executive Network, the International Women’s Forum, the Global Human Resources Roundtable, the Institute of Corporate Directors and the C.D. Howe Institute. Ms. Chrominska is also chairing the Capital Campaign for Women’s College Hospital. She also previously served on the Board of Dofasco, Inc.
Ms. Chrominska graduated from the University of Western Ontario with an Honours Degree in Business Administration. She has completed the Western Executive Program at the University of Western Ontario, as well as the Human Resources Executive Program at the University of Michigan Business School and the International Banking Summer School.
Emera Inc. (EMA-TSX) is an energy and services company with $5.7 billion in assets. Electricity is Emera’s core business. Approximately 94% of Emera’s revenues are earned by Nova Scotia Power Inc. (NSPI), Bangor Hydro Electric Company (BHE) and the Brunswick Pipeline. NSPI and BHE are wholly-owned regulated electric utilities which together serve 603,000 customers. The Brunswick Pipeline is a 145 km gas pipeline in New Brunswick. Emera also owns 38% of Barbados Light and Power, which serves 120,000 customers on the Caribbean island of Barbados, 19% of St. Lucia Electricity Services Limited, which serves more than 50,000 customers on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia, and 25% of Grand Bahama Power Company, which serves 19,000 customers on the Caribbean island of Grand Bahama. In addition to its electric utility investments, Emera owns Bayside Power, a 260 MW gas-fired power plant in Saint John, New Brunswick; Emera Energy Services, a physical natural gas and power marketing and asset management business; a joint venture interest in Bear Swamp, a 600 megawatt pumped storage hydro-electric facility in northern Massachusetts; a 12.9% interest in the Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline; and an 8.2% interest in Open Hydro.
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