Ancaster native elected volunteer board chair of Canadian Chamber of Commerce

News Oct 09, 2009 Ancaster News

Ancaster native Shauneen Bruder is the newly elected volunteer board chair of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

Ms. Bruder, an Ancaster High graduate, was elected volunteer chair for 2009-10 at the chamber’s annual general meeting in Victoria, B. C. earlier this week. She currently resides in Oakville.

"The Canadian chamber's greatest strength has always been the power of the chamber network and the ability of 175,000 businesses to speak with one voice," stated Ms. Bruder in a news release. "As the most influential business association in Canada, it is the primary and vital link between business and the federal government. We have a demonstrated impact on public policy and decision-making to the benefit of business and for all Canadians."

"Shauneen Bruder is a dynamic and committed executive who brings with her a wealth of experience in both business and the voluntary sector," said Perrin Beatty, president and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. "She will be an outstanding chair for the Canadian Chamber."

Claire McKague, Ms. Bruder’s mother, said the family is extremely proud of her extensive accomplishments.

“She has had so many things happen to her in her life,” said Mrs. McKague from her Ancaster home. “She’s certainly worked very hard and she’s done very well.”

As executive vice-president of business and commercial banking, Ms. Bruder leads RBC Financial Group's Canadian business serving small and medium-sized businesses and commercial clients.

Prior to assuming her current position, Ms. Bruder was the chief operating officer of RBC Investments, the wealth management division of RBC Financial Group.

From 2001-03, Ms. Bruder was president of RBC Centura Banks Inc., headquartered in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Joining the RBC Financial Group in 1984, Ms. Bruder has held various positions in commercial banking, account management, risk management, product management, strategic planning and retail sales management.

A member of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce's board of directors since June 2006, Ms. Bruder is also a director of various RBC subsidiaries, including Royal Trust Corporation of Canada. In addition, Ms. Bruder serves on the board of directors of Moneris Solutions Corporation and Pine River Institute.

During her tenure in North Carolina, she served on the Governor's Task Force on Innovation for the State of North Carolina and on the board of directors of North Carolina Wesleyan College.

Ms. Bruder has a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Guelph (1980) and was gold medalist of Queen's University Master of Business Administration class of 1984.

Ms. Bruder is a certified director, as a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors. She is married with three children.

Ancaster native elected volunteer board chair of Canadian Chamber of Commerce

News Oct 09, 2009 Ancaster News

Ancaster native Shauneen Bruder is the newly elected volunteer board chair of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

Ms. Bruder, an Ancaster High graduate, was elected volunteer chair for 2009-10 at the chamber’s annual general meeting in Victoria, B. C. earlier this week. She currently resides in Oakville.

"The Canadian chamber's greatest strength has always been the power of the chamber network and the ability of 175,000 businesses to speak with one voice," stated Ms. Bruder in a news release. "As the most influential business association in Canada, it is the primary and vital link between business and the federal government. We have a demonstrated impact on public policy and decision-making to the benefit of business and for all Canadians."

"Shauneen Bruder is a dynamic and committed executive who brings with her a wealth of experience in both business and the voluntary sector," said Perrin Beatty, president and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. "She will be an outstanding chair for the Canadian Chamber."

Claire McKague, Ms. Bruder’s mother, said the family is extremely proud of her extensive accomplishments.

“She has had so many things happen to her in her life,” said Mrs. McKague from her Ancaster home. “She’s certainly worked very hard and she’s done very well.”

As executive vice-president of business and commercial banking, Ms. Bruder leads RBC Financial Group's Canadian business serving small and medium-sized businesses and commercial clients.

Prior to assuming her current position, Ms. Bruder was the chief operating officer of RBC Investments, the wealth management division of RBC Financial Group.

From 2001-03, Ms. Bruder was president of RBC Centura Banks Inc., headquartered in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Joining the RBC Financial Group in 1984, Ms. Bruder has held various positions in commercial banking, account management, risk management, product management, strategic planning and retail sales management.

A member of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce's board of directors since June 2006, Ms. Bruder is also a director of various RBC subsidiaries, including Royal Trust Corporation of Canada. In addition, Ms. Bruder serves on the board of directors of Moneris Solutions Corporation and Pine River Institute.

During her tenure in North Carolina, she served on the Governor's Task Force on Innovation for the State of North Carolina and on the board of directors of North Carolina Wesleyan College.

Ms. Bruder has a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Guelph (1980) and was gold medalist of Queen's University Master of Business Administration class of 1984.

Ms. Bruder is a certified director, as a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors. She is married with three children.

Ancaster native elected volunteer board chair of Canadian Chamber of Commerce

News Oct 09, 2009 Ancaster News

Ancaster native Shauneen Bruder is the newly elected volunteer board chair of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

Ms. Bruder, an Ancaster High graduate, was elected volunteer chair for 2009-10 at the chamber’s annual general meeting in Victoria, B. C. earlier this week. She currently resides in Oakville.

"The Canadian chamber's greatest strength has always been the power of the chamber network and the ability of 175,000 businesses to speak with one voice," stated Ms. Bruder in a news release. "As the most influential business association in Canada, it is the primary and vital link between business and the federal government. We have a demonstrated impact on public policy and decision-making to the benefit of business and for all Canadians."

"Shauneen Bruder is a dynamic and committed executive who brings with her a wealth of experience in both business and the voluntary sector," said Perrin Beatty, president and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. "She will be an outstanding chair for the Canadian Chamber."

Claire McKague, Ms. Bruder’s mother, said the family is extremely proud of her extensive accomplishments.

“She has had so many things happen to her in her life,” said Mrs. McKague from her Ancaster home. “She’s certainly worked very hard and she’s done very well.”

As executive vice-president of business and commercial banking, Ms. Bruder leads RBC Financial Group's Canadian business serving small and medium-sized businesses and commercial clients.

Prior to assuming her current position, Ms. Bruder was the chief operating officer of RBC Investments, the wealth management division of RBC Financial Group.

From 2001-03, Ms. Bruder was president of RBC Centura Banks Inc., headquartered in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Joining the RBC Financial Group in 1984, Ms. Bruder has held various positions in commercial banking, account management, risk management, product management, strategic planning and retail sales management.

A member of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce's board of directors since June 2006, Ms. Bruder is also a director of various RBC subsidiaries, including Royal Trust Corporation of Canada. In addition, Ms. Bruder serves on the board of directors of Moneris Solutions Corporation and Pine River Institute.

During her tenure in North Carolina, she served on the Governor's Task Force on Innovation for the State of North Carolina and on the board of directors of North Carolina Wesleyan College.

Ms. Bruder has a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Guelph (1980) and was gold medalist of Queen's University Master of Business Administration class of 1984.

Ms. Bruder is a certified director, as a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors. She is married with three children.