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      Karen HirtleKaren Hirtle

      I am the Assistant Corporate Secretary at a terrific co-operative organization – Atlantic Central / League Savings and Mortgage Company. I have had the pleasure to work with this organization for 45 years now (in various roles) and possess a deep sense of dedication to the co-operatives principles. I am hoping to further develop my understanding and knowledge in the area of governance, and look forward to learning new things and meeting new people along this path.

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      Jen BudneyJen Budney

      Hi Karen – welcome to the course. 45 years is a long time – I look forward to hearing a bit about your experiences in our discussions.

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