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Meet QSB's new Advisory Board members


Shân Atkins, BCom’79Shân Atkins, BCom’79, MBA’83 (Harvard), is Managing Director of Chetrum Capital LLC, a private investment firm based in Barrington, Ill., which she co-founded in 2001. Previously, she served as Executive Vice President of Sears, Roebuck & Co. and was a partner at Bain & Company, the international strategy consultancy, where she was a leader in the consumer and retail practice. She began her career in public accounting with Price Waterhouse in Toronto and is qualified as a CPA and Chartered Accountant.

She serves on the boards of The Pep Boys – Manny, Moe & Jack, Spartan Stores, Tim Hortons, and Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation. Apart from corporate affiliations, she reaches out to the community as a board member of Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, Ill., one of the top 100 hospitals in the United States, and is board chair of ProLiteracy Worldwide, a leading global adult literacy organization.

Michael Sifton, BCom’83Michael Sifton, BCom’83, is a seasoned media executive with more than 25 years’ experience in leading newspaper organizations in all parts of Canada. He has been President and CEO of Sun Media, Osprey Media, Hollinger Canadian Newspapers and Armadale Communications and active in many industry-related organizations: Chairman of Canadian Press, Vice Chairman of the Canadian Newspaper Association and Director of the Newspaper Audience Databank.

He has also served on various community and non-profit boards. These currently include Crime Stoppers of York Region, St. Andrews College and the Toronto Polo Club.

Michael has strong ties to Queen’s, having met his wife Julie, Artsci’82, during his Commerce studies. Of the couple’s three children, two are currently Queen’s students: Alexandra, Comm’09, and Torie, Art History’11.

Michael Kehoe, BCom’78Michael Kehoe, BCom’78, is CEO of Toronto-based Cosmetica Laboratories Inc., a leading third party provider of added value innovation and manufacturing solutions for some of the world’s most recognized cosmetic brands. Previously, Michael was the CEO of CIBA Vision, a global leader in the contact lens business, following a 27-year career at Procter & Gamble, which included seven years as President of the Global Oral Care business unit. In these roles, Michael lived and worked in Switzerland, Germany, the US and Canada. He is rejoining the QSB Advisory Board, having served as a member from 1995 to 1998.