Jean (Morrison) Pigott ’43
Born on June 3, 1924, Jean is a woman whose career has spanned business, government, education and politics. She first came to public notice as President and CEO of Morrison Lamothe Inc., when she was one of only three female CEO’s in Canada. Since then, she has been Chair, Director, Friend or Patron of over forty-eight organizations including Carleton University, Ottawa Heart Institute and Child and Youth Friendly Ottawa. Jean was the first female to sit on the Board of Directors of Canadian Tire and Ontario Hydro. Her political career began as a member of parliament for Ottawa-Carleton, later becoming an advisor to Prime Ministers Joe Clark and Brian Mulroney. Jean chaired many prestigious organizations, notably the National Capital Commission and the Ottawa Congress Centre. Numerous awards and medals include Officer of the Order of Canada and an impressive list of medals in recognition of her service.