Brigid Pelino | HRM CA Hotlist 2014

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Brigid PelinoBrigid Pelino
Executive Vice-President, People and Culture,


WestJet consistently tops lists of most-engaged workforces and in 2013 was named most attractive employer for the second year running. Pelino stepped into the role of executive vice-president, People and Culture, in August last year, with some big shoes to fill. She brought with her experience from many of Canada’s most recognizable brands, including Tim Hortons, Canadian Tire, and General Electric.

“WestJet is a jewel in the Canadian business landscape,” Pelino says. “Their approach with employee ownership and empowerment is renowned, and I could not be more thrilled to become a ‘WestJetter’ and be part of the team.” Pelino is also dedicated to gender equality, recently serving as the executive chair for Canada in the Women’s Foodservice Forum, an organization dedicated to the development of women leaders in the industry.

See who else made it on our Hot List.


EVP, People & Culture, WestJet (2013)
  • Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Continuous Improvement, Tim Hortons (2001-2013)
  • Senior Director, Leadership & Learning, Canadian Tire Corporation (1998-2001)
  • Honeywell International
  • General Electric
Years of Experience:
Women's Foodservice Forum in Canada
  • Master's in Industrial Relations, University of Toronto (1986-1989)
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree, Economics and Accounting (Honours), University of Toronto (1982-986)
Current Town Oakville, Ontario

To read the full feature, click on the following link HRM Online Canada's Hot list of 2014.


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