OTTAWA, March 9, 2012 /CNW/ - The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, today announced the appointment of Ms. Jennifer Clarke of Vancouver, British Columbia, to the board of directors of the Prince Rupert Port Authority for a three-year term, effective March 1, 2012.
"I am pleased that Ms. Clarke has agreed to serve on the board of the Prince Rupert Port Authority," said Minister Lebel. "Her vast experience and knowledge in business development and capital procurement will be a valuable asset to the authority."
Ms. Clarke holds a master of journalism from the University of California and a bachelor of arts in history from Yale University. She is also a certified member of the Institute of Corporate Directors. Ms. Clarke started her career in the late 1970s as a producer and journalist for various television stations in the United States and in Canada. She later became an instructor at the University of British Columbia, where she taught fourth-year undergraduate political science, and was senior counsel with Fleishman Hillard Canada, providing strategic communications and public affairs advice. In 2003, she founded JPC Strategies Ltd., a firm that provides project management and advice on a variety of issues, including public policy, infrastructure financing and development, governance, regulatory matters and government relations. For close to 10 years, Ms. Clarke was a councillor at the City of Vancouver and has been a member on a number of government agency and community boards.
The Prince Rupert Port Authority is the Canada Port Authority (CPA) established to manage the Port of Prince Rupert under the Canada Marine Act. Seventeen CPAs now make up Canada's national port system. The CPAs are non-share capital corporations incorporated under the Canada Marine Act that are of strategic significance to Canada's trade. Their effective operation contributes to Canada's global competitiveness.
For further information:
Office of the Honourable Denis Lebel
Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Ottawa
Transport Canada is online at www.tc.gc.ca/eng/tc-main.htm. Subscribe to e-news or stay connected through RSS, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Flickr to keep up to date on the latest from Transport Canada.
This news release may be made available in alternative formats for persons living with visual disabilities.