Jerome Dwight, Mississauga CA wins ICAO Award of Distinction

Chartered Accountants recognize their best and brightest under 40

TORONTO, Sept. 21 /CNW/ - Mississauga Chartered Accountant Jerome Dwight has been recognized by the profession as up-and-coming talent with both laudable past achievements and a very bright future. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario's Award of Distinction honours those CAs who have made an early impact, bringing distinction to themselves and to their profession through leadership and achievement in their professional, community and/or personal lives.

A CA since 1997, Jerome Dwight is the President & Chief Executive Officer of The Bank of New York Mellon's Canadian subsidiary BNY Trust Canada, where he is responsible for leading its Canada-wide domestic and cross border operations. In 2009 he was a recipient of the Globe and Mail's "Canada's Top 40 Under 40" Award. Under his direction BNY Trust services over $52 billion in debt, securitizations and public private infrastructure projects. In his spare time, Jerome is involved in speaking at various schools, churches and community groups on the impact of the global financial crisis and the changing needs of higher education. He is also an advocate for third world development projects and new immigrant educational programs.

The ICAO Award of Distinction recipients were chosen following a rigorous nomination and selection process which culminated in a secret-ballot vote of the Council. An Award Review Committee - comprised of five current and former Council members - first evaluated all nominations and made its recommendation on each nominee to assist Council members, who then made their own independent evaluation of the nominees. A two-thirds majority vote of the Council was required to elect a nominee.

As the award is intended to honour younger CAs, the age of 40 years has been chosen as a cut-off. As a result, only those CAs born in 1969 or later were eligible for consideration for 2009.

The 2009 recipients of the ICAO Award of Distinction are listed alphabetically below, followed by their community (where residence and business localities differ, both are shown, in that order).

        Christopher J. Alexander, CA         Oakville / Toronto
        Michael K. Banks, CA                 Oakville / Burlington
        Gary A. Chin, CA                     Oakville / Toronto
        Jerome Dwight, CA                    Mississauga / Toronto
        Michael M. Gottlieb, CA              Toronto
        Christie E. Henderson, CA            Oakville
        Carlos R. Redfern, CA                Windsor
        Amit K. Seth, CA                     Woodbridge / Toronto

The 2009 recipients of the Award will be honoured on September 24, 2009 at a presentation ceremony and dinner in Toronto.

About the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario:

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario is the qualifying and regulatory body of Ontario's more than 33,000 CAs and 5,000 CA students. Since 1879, the Institute has protected the public interest through the CA profession's internationally recognized standards of qualification and conduct. A wide range of organizations and individuals count on Ontario CAs to provide trustworthy and strategic insight, business leadership and financial guidance. The Institute's website is: and the student website is

SOURCE Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario

For further information: For further information: Perry Jensen, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario, 69 Bloor St. East, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 1B3, (416) 969-4271 or 1-800-387-0735 ext. 271,

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