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Cheryl Paynter

Vice President Finance and Director of Hotel Operations| D.P. Murphy Inc.

In her role with the D.P. Murphy Inc. Group of Companies, Cheryl is responsible for the operations of the company’s growing hotel division, along with the finance and administration functions for the company. D.P. Murphy Inc. Hotel Group is Atlantic Canada’s premier hospitality company operating a number of franchised locations, including the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Charlottetown and Saint John, Hampton Inn & Suites in Moncton, Super 8 in Charlottetown. The group has also recently purchased an unbranded property in the Stanhope Beach Resort and Conference Centre and is actively looking at expansion opportunities in the Atlantic region.

Cheryl serves on the board of directors at Maritime Electric, a subsidiary of Fortis Inc., and chairs its audit and environment committee.

Cheryl is an active volunteer in her community and is currently on the board of directors of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation, co-chair of the BMO Prince Edward Island Marathon, director of Prince Edward Island’s Tourism Advisory Committee, governor of Atlantic Canada’s Economic Council and is a Mentor to a young, local business woman in a Canadian Youth Business Foundation Program. Cheryl is a graduate of UPEI's School of Business and articled with MacPherson Roche Smith Chartered Accountants, where she received her CA and CFP designations.

Cheryl received a lifetime membership at the Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce for her service on the Board, Executive and as Past-President.