Coffee Chat with Dr. Saini and Special GuestsThursday, October 21, 2021
Time & Location
8:30 a.m. (ET) / 9:30 a.m. (AT)
Start your day with an inspiring conversation on leadership. Dalhousie President Deep Saini will be joined by special alumni guests Carlos Palacious (BEng’08), Founder & Managing Principal of BRON and Wendy Davis Johnson (BA’72), Corporate & Marketing Communications and Brand Development Consultant.
They will discuss what they have learned about leading through unprecedented circumstances, and how these experiences are shaping their future focus.
Join the conversation to gain insight on how leveraging challenging situations can strengthen your approach to leadership.
Carlos Emmanuel Palacious (BEng’08), is an engineer by training, environmentalist by nature, entrepreneur at heart and executive by profession. Born and raised in Nassau, Bahamas, he finished St. Anne’s School (2004) as Head Boy, Salutatorian, Gentleman of the Year, and recipient of the National Pacesetters Award in Education. Carlos then completed his Diploma in Engineering from St. Mary’s University (2006), Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Dalhousie University (2008), and Master’s degree in Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering at the University of Florida (2010). Carlos was the first Bahamian Coastal Engineer.
He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the Bahamas, Canada and USA as well as being globally certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP). In 2021, Project Y Bahamas named Carlos one of the top 48 millennials for his work in the environment, media, service, business, and as change maker. In 2018, Professional Services Bahamas named Carlos on the prestigious top 40 under 40 list. He was selected to represent American Society of Civil Engineers as an Emerging Leader in 2015.
Carlos is a Founder and Managing Principal of several engineering and technical related businesses including BRON (development consulting), Eeden Farms (climate resilient farming), and BluTerra (sustainable manufacturing).
Wendy Davis Johnson (BA’72), has more than 30 years’ experience in corporate and marketing communications and brand development as well as non-profit organizational development.
Wendy led corporate and marketing communications at Hamilton Insurance Group for seven years, first as a consultant and then as Chief Communications Officer with responsibility for culture, including diversity and inclusion. At Hamilton, she oversaw the development of the Company’s mission, First Principles and other components of Hamilton’s corporate culture as well as its brand development and the establishment of its Communications function. Wendy worked closely with the Company’s executives to develop the organization’s first diversity and inclusion strategy.
She also held the position of Chair of Hamilton’s Community Giving Committee in Bermuda for three years, aligning the Company’s giving strategy with its brand purpose.
Wendy is a founding member of the Insurance Careers Movement. She is a past member of the Insurance Development Forum’s Microinsurance Working Group and the Bermuda Communications Group. She sits on the Performing Arts Cabinet at Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada and the Diversity & inclusion Committee of the Board of Trustees, Saltus Grammar School, Bermuda.
Wendy holds a Master of Liberal Arts, Journalism, (Harvard University), a Bachelor of Education (University of Toronto, Ontario) and a Bachelor of Arts (Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia).
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