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Janet MacMillan

Partner Emeritus; Senior Counsel

NATIONAL Public Relations

Janet has devoted much of her professional and board governance career to guiding and supporting successful organizations in their growth trajectories and breakthrough moments.  Janet currently serves as lead strategic counsel to a number of NATIONAL’s clients and teams and specializes in such areas as risk, reputation and crisis management, citizen engagement, governance and regulatory matters.  She guides clients in such sectors as renewable energy, oil and gas, mining and other resources, and infrastructure development.  Janet is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD); is certified by the U.S.-based Institute for Crisis Management and the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2).  In addition to her commitment to the board of COVE, she is board chair of the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE), Vice Chair, and Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation (DMRF) and is a national board member of both the RCMP Foundation of Canada and Sail Canada. She is past chair of the board of Mount Saint Vincent University, the institution from which she proudly received her degree in public relations.


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