Colwell, Linda J., BGen. (Ret’d)
While a member of the Canadian Forces, Brigadier-General (Retired) Linda Colwell served on bases and wings across Canada, at National Defence Headquarters, on secondment with the Treasury Board Secretariat and on deployments with the United Nations and the Multinational Force and Observers in the Middle-East. She is an Officer of the Order of Military Merit.
Linda holds a Bachelor of Science from Mount Allison University, an MBA from the University of Western Ontario and the designation Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP). Upon retirement from the Canadian Forces, she established L J COLWELL & ASSOCIATES LTD, and has since undertaken private and public sector contracts related to governance, strategic review, business planning and change management.
She is currently serving as President of the Friends of the Canadian War Museum, the first woman to hold the post.
She is a member of the Pensioners' Dental Services Plan Board (the dental plan for retired members of the Public Service, the Canadian Forces and the RCMP), the Commissionaires Ottawa Council of Governors and the Board of Trustees of Booth University College.
As a volunteer she has assisted local Salvation Army churches, Christian Counselling Ottawa and other charitable organizations with the development of strategic and in-year business plans and the improvement of governance processes. In her spare time, she pursues a love of brass banding as a member of the Ottawa Citadel Band and the Legacy Brass Band of The Salvation Army.