Margo Baptista, former University Secretary at Grant MacEwan University (now retired), was one of the PBSN’s founding members. She was a strong advocate for good governance practices and for recognition of the Board professional’s contributions.
While engaged in her undergraduate studies (Bachelor of Administration, Athabasca University), Margo undertook research for the course, Transforming Organizations: From Hierarchical to Participatory Organizations. Click here to read Baptista’s 2005 research paper, and learn more about the origins of what we now call Governance and President’s Office Professionals (GPOP).
GPOP extends its thanks to Margo Baptista for the benefit of her research, and historical context as provided below.