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Ambassador of Canada to the Holy See

Dennis SavoieDennis Savoie, a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Golden and Diamond Jubilee medals, dedicated more than 25 years of his career to the New Brunswick Electric Power Corporation.

He began his career in 1969 as a market researcher and subsequently filled progressively more senior roles with the company. In 1987, he was vice-president of customer service and vice-president for administration and human resources, for operations, and for corporate business improvement before retiring in 1996.

After his retirement from the New Brunswick Electric Power Corporation, Mr. Savoie was executive director of the New Brunswick Association of Nursing Homes for four years. He is also a long-time member of the Knights of Columbus and has held several leadership roles with the organization, including a position as deputy supreme knight and assistant to the Supreme Knight for Canadian Affairs.

Mr. Savoie has been an active member of his community throughout his career; his many community roles have included serving as an elected member and board member of various New Brunswick school boards, as a member of the Boards of Governors of both Université de Moncton and Saint Thomas University, as a board member of the Catholic Organization for Life and Family, and as a minor hockey coach.

Mr Savoie was born in Tracadie, New Brunswick, and studied at the University of Moncton. Mr. Savoie and his wife, Claudette Surette, have two children, Marc and Brigitte, and five grandchildren. Mr. Savoie replaces Anne Leahy.



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