People Corporation

People Corporation

October 06, 2014 08:30 ET

People Corporation Appoints Eric Stefanson to its Board of Directors

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 6, 2014) - People Corporation (TSX VENTURE:PEO) ("People" or the "Company") announced today the appointment of Mr. Eric Stefanson FCA to its Board of Directors, effective immediately.

"It is with great pleasure that I announce that Mr. Stefanson has joined the Company's Board as its newest Director," said Laurie Goldberg, Chairman and CEO of the Company. "As an active corporate director with broad knowledge of corporate governance and public company operations, Eric's experience augments the Board's ability to provide guidance and direction to management as the Company continues to execute on its strategy to build a sector leader."

Mr. Stefanson joins the Board with almost 40 years' experience in government, industry and public practice, including extensive experience in a director capacity. Mr. Stefanson is currently a member of the Board of Directors for The North West Company (Chair of Audit Committee), Via Rail Canada ( Interim Chairman), FWS Holdings Ltd. (Chair of Audit Committee), PGNX Capital Corp. (formerly Paragon Pharmacies Limited), as well as Chair of the Investment Committee of the Winnipeg Civic Employees' Benefits Program.

His private sector experience includes being the Managing Partner of the Central Canada Region for BDO Canada LLP Chartered Accountants and Advisors. In addition, he held senior finance and operating roles with Assante Corporation, including the roles of Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director, Finance and Planning for Assante Canada, and Chief Operating Officer for Assante Asset Management Ltd.

Mr. Stefanson has also spent many years in public service. He served in prominent roles in the Manitoba government that included Minister of Health and Deputy Premier, Minister of Finance and Chair of Treasury Board, Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism and Minister responsible for Sport. Mr. Stefanson was also a Winnipeg city councillor and served as Deputy Mayor.

Other community involvement activities of Mr. Stefanson include serving as Chairman of the Winnipeg 2000 Task Force on Economic Development, President of the Winnipeg Convention Centre, officer of the Red River Exhibition Association and member of the board of directors of the North Portage Development Corporation. He was also a member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Audit Committee for The Winnipeg Foundation from 2005 to 2011, as well as a past member and Chair of the Board for the Health Sciences Centre Foundation from 2009 to 2012.

Mr. Stefanson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Manitoba and has received his Fellow of the Chartered Accountants (FCA).

About People Corporation

People Corporation is a leading employee benefits, group retirement and human resource consulting firm in Canada. With a growing national footprint and fourteen offices across seven provinces, the Company is bringing together the leading consultants in the industry, offering innovative and customized human resource, benefit and pension solutions to its clients. Additional corporate information is available at

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