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Queen's grads make Top 40 under 40

 
2009-05-07

Three Queen's graduates have made the 14th annual Top 40 under 40 list, released on May 1. The list, presented by Report on Business and Caldwell Partners, recognizes Canada's best and brightest business and social services leaders.

Three Queen's graduates have made the 14th annual Top 40 under 40 list, released on May 1. The list, presented by Report on Business and Caldwell Partners, recognizes Canada's best and brightest business and social services leaders. More than 560 exceptional individuals under the age of 40 have received this recognition since the inception of the Top 40 under 40 awards in 1995.

The Queen's grads recognized this year are:

Jeff Kinnaird (NMBA'05) is regional vice-president of The Home Depot of Canada. Twelve years ago, Mr. Kinnaird was a lumber associate at Home Depot's Nanaimo, British Columbia store, and now oversees 105 retail stores and more than 15,000 employees in Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada.

Scott Thomson (B.A.'92, Economics) is executive vice-president, finance and Chief Financial Officer of Talisman Energy Inc. Mr. Thomson arrived at Talisman in July, after spending five years at BCE as vice-president of corporate development. Prior to that he held senior positions at Goldman and RBC Dominion Securities.

Josh Blair (EMBA, 2002) is executive vice-president, human resources of Telus Corp. in Vancouver. Mr. Blair worked with BC Tel in engineering and information technology, and also ran a start-up firm that was connected with Telus. In 2001, he accepted a position with Telus running their learning division, and has been there ever since. 

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