Linda Hohol retired on April 30, 2007 as President of TSX Venture Exchange, Canada's unique public venture capital market. During her 5 year tenure as President, she improved the reputation and credibility of the exchange, creating a strong national brand. Prior to this, Linda spent 26 years with CIBC, 11 of which were in executive roles, including Senior Vice President for Alberta and North West Territories, and Executive Vice President of Wealth Management.
Linda has been a tireless community volunteer serving on Boards such as the Calgary Opera, Glenbow Museum, Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the Calgary Olympic Development Association. She co-chaired Calgary's 2006 United Way campaign, helping raise $50 million for the community. Linda has served on many other Boards including Chair of Alberta's Balancing Pool and Director of Alberta Electricity Systems Operator, to name just two.
Linda has been a strong supporter and role model for women, including serving on a committee reporting to CIBC's chairman in 1990. This committee helped remove the systemic barriers impeding women's progress in the Bank. For this Linda received YWCA Calgary's 1993 Women of Distinction Award. She was the first female chair of the Alberta chapter of the Canadian Bankers Association and the first female member (active) of the downtown Calgary Rotary Club.
In 2007, Linda was appointed by the Premier of Alberta to a three person Task Force. The Task Force made fifteen recommendations to improve the governance of provincial agencies, boards and commissions. Fourteen of the fifteen recommendations were accepted.
Linda currently sits on the Boards of EllisDon Construction, Export Development Canada, Canadian Foundation for Innovation and ATB Financial. She chairs the board of the United Way of Calgary.
Linda received a Certificate of Meritorious Service from the Alberta College of Physicians and Surgeons (2003), a Paul Harris Fellowship Award from Rotary (2003), the Haskayne School of Business Distinguished Business Leader Award (2005), SAIT Honorary Degree In Applied Technology (2005), and the Alberta Centennial Medal for Community Service (2005).
Linda is married to Milt and has two wonderful children, Christopher 24, a Political Science student and member of the Calgary Highlander Reserves, and Taralyn 20, an Environmental Science student. It is her wonderful children that she is most proud of.