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Patrick Fogarty Catholic Secondary School – Graduated 1992

Vice-President of Strategic Planning and Chief Financial Officer Hallmark Canada

Kevin Hennessy is currently the Vice-President of Strategic Planning and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with Hallmark Canada in Toronto,Ontario. Although he is now a resident of Aurora and active member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Newmarket, Kevin is no stranger to the Catholic community in Orillia.

From Kindergarten to Grade 3 he attended Guardian Angels Catholic School and then moved to Monsignor Lee Catholic School. Kevin spent his high school years at Patrick Fogarty Catholic Secondary School where graduated with an average over 90 per cent and was named Athlete of the Year.

Kevin’s post-secondary education was shared between undergraduate studies at Washburn University (Topeka,Kansas) on a golf scholarship and post-graduate MBA studies at Dalhousie University (Halifax, Nova Scotia).

In his role as a vice president and CFO, Kevin leads the architecture of Hallmark Canada’s business strategy and manages all aspects of finance, accounting, data analytics, and reporting. His volunteer and charitable contributions are equally impressive. He sits on the Board of Directors of Meagan’s Walk Charity supporting pediatric brain research; actively fundraises for Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church; coaches hockey, baseball and lacrosse; and helped form the Hallmark Canada charitable relationship with Make-A-Wish Canada.

He recalls that attending Catholic school in Orillia, “provided an environment of encouragement . . . to do your best and to achieve personal character growth.”