: Deanne MacLeod Appointed Chair of Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Board

June 26, 2007

Deanne MacLeod, a Partner with Stewart McKelvey’s Halifax office, was appointed Chair of the Board of Governors of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (AGNS), following the Annual General Meeting on June 22. MacLeod practices Corporate Commercial Law with Stewart McKelvey and has been a member of the AGNS Board since 2002.

“I look forward to continue working with the other members of the Board and the Executive in my new capacity as Chair,” says MacLeod. “The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is an important cultural institution in this province and I am proud to be able to play a role in preserving and encouraging the visual arts.”

“Deanne is a leading corporate lawyer and strong supporter of the arts in Nova Scotia,” says John Rogers, Managing Partner of Stewart McKelvey’s Halifax office. “We congratulate her on this appointment.”

MacLeod holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Mount Saint Vincent University and a Masters of Business Administration and Bachelor of Laws from Dalhousie University.

Through its programs and leadership, AGNS contributes to the positive environment that promotes the growth of the visual arts in Nova Scotia. It aspires to identify, acknowledge, encourage, and support the very finest achievements in the arts, to bring these to the public, to encourage their growth, and to promote awareness, from the local level to the international stage.

Stewart McKelvey is one of Canada's 15 largest law firms, with over 210 lawyers and 300 staff in six offices across the region. It was recently ranked Atlantic Canada's Number One Law Firm, according to Canadian Lawyer magazine in its second annual ranking of regional law firms. Stewart McKelvey also won the magazine's previous ranking in 2005.

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