Media Release: Lakehead's Board of Governors Names Murray Walberg
as its next Chair
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - Thunder Bay & Orillia
Lakehead University's Board of Governors have passed a motion that current Board Vice-Chair, Murray Walberg, will assume the role of Chair of the University's Board of Governors in October 2014.
is critically important to the prosperity of our community and region," said Mr. Walberg
"I am proud to be given the opportunity to further support Lakehead's
continued progress and growth as the next Chair of its Board of Governors."
Current Board of Governors Chair Cameron Clark said, "I am delighted that Murray has accepted what I consider the privilege of chairing this Board.
Born and raised in Thunder Bay, Mr. Walberg's 25 year career in the financial services sector has provided a variety of leadership experiences across North America.
has extensive senior management experience in Canada and the United States, including as Royal Bank of Canada's
Director & National Manager, Wealth Management Strategy and Head, and North American Manager, Strategy for RBC USA
returned home to Thunder Bay
in 2005 as RBC's
Regional Vice President, Northwestern Ontario.
Mr. Walberg has several notable professional and academic designations, including ICD.D from the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management, Institute of Corporate Directors; Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers; and is a Certified Financial Planner.
He also holds a Masters, Business Administration (MBA) from Dalhousie University.
is very active in the community and is involved in a variety of organizations: Director of United Way of Thunder Bay; President of Ambassadors Northwest; and Federal Director of the Thunder Bay Port Authority
is married to his wife, Loretta, and has three children, Amanda (16), Megan (15) and Thomas (9).
Murray Walberg photo
Murray Walberg will assume the role of Chair of the University's Board of Governors in October.