With a proven track record for success, Georgina Altman returned to Lakeland College in August 2014 as the vice president and has recently adapted the new title as VP, External Relations and Infrastructure.
As vice president, the veteran business leader and fundraiser is responsible for overseeing fund development, alumni relations, marketing, communications, recruitment, international development, facilities and maintenance on both campuses. She is also responsible for enterprise services, including residence, print/mail services, and event services. Altman also represents the college through both government and community relations.
For Altman, joining Lakeland College is a homecoming of sorts. She worked in student services and then residence at the college from 1992 to 1997. Her husband, TJ, is a Lakeland alumnus.
Prior to her return, Altman, a certified fundraising executive, served as the executive director and chief executive officer of the Lloydminster Region Health Foundation from 2000 until 2013. During her tenure, the foundation’s annual revenue stream grew by more than $3 million. Since leaving the foundation, Altman has been doing fund development and executive coaching through her consulting firm, Top Performance Group Inc., albeit at a slower pace due to her commitments to the college.
Outside of the college, Altman serves on the Lloydminster Economic Development Corporation Board and the Vermilion River Regional Alliance and previously served on the Health Quality Council of Alberta’s Board of Directors.
Altman has a bachelor of arts from the University of Saskatchewan and a graduate certificate in executive coaching from Royal Roads University. Also in October 2016, she attained her masters of business administration from Royal Roads University in Victoria, B.C..
When Altman and her husband are able to find downtime, they enjoy travelling to areas close to home and when possible, play a round or two of golf.
Although Altman would be the first to admit she is a terrible painter, this too keeps her occupied when time permits.
Altman also finds herself coaching and mentoring others no matter where she is. While some might say this falls under a positional description, it is something she enjoys thoroughly and does not see it as a job.
“I love helping people develop their own skills.”