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Annette Vershchuren

Inducted 2010

“If there’s one thing that will prevent you from getting results and capitalizing on your best ideas, it’s waiting for the perfect plan. I’ll go out on a limb and say that nothing kills progress like a brilliant strategy.”
— Canadian Business (2016)
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Biography

As president of The Home Depot Canada, Verschuren oversaw the company’s rapid growth from 19 to more than 180 stores, including several in Nova Scotia. Verschuren began her career in Cape Breton and always remained closed to her roots, eventually serving as Chancellor of Cape Breton University.

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