Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Mark Wallace elected Chair of StFX Board of Governors

ANTIGONISH, NOVA SCOTIA -- The Hon. Frank McKenna, Chair of the StFX Board of Governors, is pleased to announce that Mark Wallace, President and CEO of Medgate, Inc., and a StFX alumnus, has been newly elected to succeed him.

“I’m pleased to be passing the baton to someone as tremendously talented and dedicated as Mark,” says Mr. McKenna.  “He has demonstrated strong leadership in his distinguished career and we look forward to his continuing contributions to StFX.”

Mr. Wallace has been a member of the StFX Board of Governors for six years. He is President and CEO of Medgate Inc., a global leader in occupational health and safety software with offices in Canada, the U.S., England, and Australia. He has held that position since 2003 and also sits on the Medgate Board of Directors.

“Mark has long made significant contributions to his alma mater, including playing an instrumental role in the expansion of StFX’s Coady International Institute,” says StFX President Dr. Sean Riley. “On behalf of the StFX Board of Governors, I welcome Mark as Chair, and look forward to continuing great work together.”

“It’s an honour to be elected to this position,” says Mr. Wallace. “I truly believe that StFX has a model of education that sets it apart from other institutions in Canada. It’s the right model and I consider it a privilege to be able to have a direct influence in its growth.”

Prior to his position at Medgate, Mr. Wallace was President of ADB Systems International Ltd., a software and services company publicly listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and in the U.S. Previous to this, he served as Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary and a member of the executive management team of AT&T Canada Corp., a national telecommunications service provider now known as Allstream. While at AT&T Canada, he was a frequent speaker at conferences and in the media on telecommunications industry issues.

Mr. Wallace is a graduate of St. Francis Xavier University (1980) and the University of Victoria and is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada. He has served as a member of the StFX Board of Governors, the Board of Directors of the Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Toronto, and the Board of Directors of the Toronto Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club.

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