John Lawlor

John%20Lawlor.JPGjoins Allen-Vanguard Corporation as vice president of corporate relations. Mr. Lawlor arrives from Cognos where, holding the same title, he was a strategic leader and contact for key stakeholders. Before joining Cognos he was VP of corporate communications at Newbridge and, prior to that, at CAE Inc. Earlier in his career, Mr. Lawlor spent 19 years with Nortel, where he held a number of progressively senior management positions in R&D, sales and marketing, customer service and public relations in Canada and the US. He holds a BEng and a master of engineering degree from Carleton. Studying evenings, he earned an MBA from McGill and a master of management sciences degree from uOttawa. He is a director of Challenge Society, a development program for teens, and was formerly a leader with Boy Scouts of Canada, a volunteer with Canadian Red Cross Society, and section chair at United Way Ottawa-Carleton. He enjoys reading, sailing, playing chess and squash, and doing stained glass work.

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