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Ed Clark, Group President and CEO, TD Bank Group
This will mark Ed Clark’s last major public address as TD’s CEOEd serves as Chairman of the Board of TD Bank N.A. and its subsidiary banks, and also serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation. He was the 2010 Cabinet Chair for United Way Toronto, and is currently a member of the Chair’s Advisory Council for Habitat for Humanity Toronto, and provides support to WoodGreen Community Services, an organization that delivers programs to build sustainable communities in the Toronto area. Ed is also chair of the Advisory Board for the School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Toronto.Ed has been honoured numerous times for his vision, integrity and strong leadership. He was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2010, one of the country’s highest distinctions, for his contributions to Canada’s banking and financial industry, and for his voluntary and philanthropic endeavours. Ed has also received Egale’s Leadership Award in honor of his leadership in supporting LGBT, Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender, communities and the inaugural Catalyst Canada Honour, awarded to individuals who have made a critical and visible difference to women’s advancement. In 2010, Ed was named Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the Year, widely viewed as the most prestigious award in Canadian business. In 2011, Ed was named Ivey Business Leader of the Year by the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. He was acknowledged by GTA Association of Fundraising Professionals, AFP, with the 2011 Outstanding Philanthropist award. In 2012 and 2013, Ed was named to Barron’s prestigious annual list of the world’s 30 best CEOs. Ed and his wife Fran make their home in Toronto. They have four grown children and nine grandchildren.