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CANS appoints second female board chair in association’s history

DCN-JOC News Services
CANS appoints second female board chair in association’s history

DARTMOUTH, N.S. — Victoria Stanhope, president and CEO of Stanhope Simpson Insurance, has been appointed as 2020-2021 chair of the board of directors for the Construction Association of Nova Scotia (CANS). She is only the second female to serve as chair in its 158-year history.

Stanhope assumed the role at the CANS 158th Annual General Meeting held virtually Oct. 1, after holding the position of vice-chair for the past year.

She has been actively involved with CANS since she started her career directly out of undergraduate school, first serving on the Developing Executives Committee and since then, has worn several CANS “hats” over the years, including serving on multiple committees and leading the development of the association’s past two strategic plans, indicates a release.

Stanhope began her career at Stanhope Simpson in 2003 and since then, has attained her MBA, Canadian Risk Management and Fellow Chartered Insurance Professional designations.  She has received multiple insurance industry awards.

“I would highly recommend to any and all young people with construction career ambitions to get involved in the association because it is an inclusive and highly engaged group of professionals that supports diversity and promotes collaboration,” said Stanhope in a statement. “Many of CANS staff members and respected directors have gone above and beyond to support me over the years as both my career and my involvement with CANS has grown and evolved. I will carry that forward with me as chair, and will be sure to echo that same support to other young people starting their careers in commercial construction.”

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