Telfer School Alumna Karen Kinsley named OBJ CEO of the year Congratulations to Telfer School Alumna, Karen Kinsley, who was honoured as CEO of the year by the Ottawa Business Journal, at a luncheon held on October 30, 2009.

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About Karen Kinsley

Ms. Kinsley joined CMHC in 1987 and has steadily advanced through the ranks. Her positions have included chief financial officer, treasurer and a vice-president for both corporate services and mortgage insurance securitization. And then, in 2003, she was appointed president – the first female president in CMHC's history. Before joining the crown corporation, she worked at two real estate development companies.

She holds a bachelor of commerce from the University of Ottawa and is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants. She has also recently been elected a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario.

Ms. Kinsley is the first CEO of the Year award recipient from a crown corporation. Previous recipients have hailed from the technology, real estate and entertainment sectors.