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Vancouver Foundation welcomes Jason McLean to Board of Directors
May 1, 2013 -- Gordon MacDougall, Chair of Vancouver Foundation, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jason McLean, President and Chief Executive Officer of the McLean Group, to the Foundation’s Board of Directors.
“Jason McLean brings a wealth of experience in corporate governance, business, and government relations to our Board, along with a commitment and passion for community service,” said MacDougall. “His vision and expertise will be vital to Vancouver Foundation in the years ahead.”
MacDougall also thanked retiring Board members John McLernon and Dr. Vera Frinton, whose leadership and guidance over the last six years in advancing Vancouver Foundation’s mission have been invaluable.
In 2010, Jason McLean was named President and CEO of the McLean Group — a diversified company active in real estate and development, film and television production, telecommunications, construction and aviation.
Prior to joining the McLean Group, he worked as Special Assistant in the Office of the Prime Minister of Canada (2000-2002) leading advance teams to Africa, China, the United States, and Europe in preparation for NATO and APEC meetings, G8 summits, and other major trade and diplomatic consultations.
McLean serves on multiple boards and dedicates his time to numerous community organizations. He serves on the UBC Board of Governors and on the Dean’s Advisory Committee for the National Center for Business Law, also at UBC. In 2010, he was appointed Chair of the Vancouver Board of Trade, the youngest Chair in its 123-year history. In 2009, McLean was a recipient of a Top 40 Under 40 Award from Business in Vancouver.
Jason McLean is a graduate of the University of British Columbia (LLB, 1999) and was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 2000.
McLean’s appointment to Vancouver Foundation’s Board is effective May 1, 2013.
With almost 1,500 funds, and assets of more than $814 million, Vancouver Foundation is Canada’s largest community foundation. Since it was founded in 1943, Vancouver Foundation, in partnership with its donors, has distributed more than $917 million to thousands of community projects and programs.
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