faculty member

Linda Mavropoulos
Class of 1980

I graduated in 1980 from Pinewood. It was a wonderful 4 year high school experience meeting students and teachers from all over the world - many of which I have been able to reconnect through Facebook in the past couple of years. We were a great school community and for a relatively small size we certainly did a lot - bake sales, hot dog sales, competitions in sports and academics, theatre productions and excursions - evening climbing to the top of Mt Olympus. I participated in the debate team, volleyball, student council and was part of the National Honor Society. The international spirit of the school and intimate class sizes really nurtured my love for learning and travelling.

Pinewood will always have a special place in my heart because of the support and caring that was provided from my teachers - even when we broke the rules a little bit.

I have been in the financial services industry and specifically Insurance and Risk Management for 35 years. I Hold the title of Vice President of Corporate Risk Management for Jones Brown a Gallagher Company working in Hamilton Ontario Canada where I live with my husband and son who is just starting university this year. I am also a professor at McMaster University where I have taught Risk Management and finance courses through the Continuing Education Management Studies program. I try to come back to my beloved Thessaloniki Greece every few years as my parents are from Katerini and my sister actually lives there now. Thank you for the great memories and the valuable life learning experiences that have enabled me to excel professionally and as a person.