The Cornwall & Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with TD Bank Group is pleased to announce that former Chief of Defence Staff General Rick Hillier, Senior Advisor TD Bank Group will be its special luncheon guest. The announcement was made by the association’s President, Kevin Hargreaves.
“We’re delighted to welcome General Rick Hillier to Cornwall and to the Chamber’s special luncheon,” states Hargreaves. “We are pleased to partner with one of Canada’s leading financial institutions and want to thank TD Bank Group for making this possible.”
General Rick Hillier joined TD Bank Group in September 2008 as a Senior Advisor. He has gained an enviable reputation for his highly tuned leadership skills and is in demand across Canada as an outstanding and engaging speaker. His remarks as guest speaker at the Chamber luncheon will focus on leadership from his perspective and how it can be applied in the professional business world. He is highly respected as a consummate leader and is the author of the #1 National Best Seller A Soldier First as well as Leadership, 50 Points of Wisdom for Today’s Leaders, an inspirational collection of leadership principles.
A 40 year veteran of the Canadian Forces, the highly decorated Hillier has had an illustrious and colourful career. He has held a number of postings in Petawawa, Montreal, Ottawa, Lahr, Germany and Fort Hood, Texas. In January 1998, he led Operation Recuperation, the Canadian Forces’ intervention in the paralyzing ice storm and went on to command the Multinational Division in Bosnia-Herzegovina. He was also selected as Commander of the NATO-led International Security Assistance force in Kabul, Afghanistan.
In 2003, he was named Chief of the Land Staff, commanding the Canadian Army and in 2005, was named Chief of the Defence Staff, Canada’s most senior military officer. During his tenure in the Defence portfolio, he gained considerable notoriety for his straight talk and total commitment to the men and women under his command.
The Chamber luncheon with its special guest will be presented at the NAV Centre on Wednesday, March 27. Tickets are $25.00 and are available at the Chamber office, www.cornwallchamber.com or by calling 613-933-4004.