NAIT welcomes fractional CFO and vice-president Administration

Published on May 17, 2024

NAIT welcomes Shawn McMillan as the fractional chief financial officer (CFO) and vice-president Administration. He started the role on May 7, 2024. 

McMillan has more than 20 years of experience in strategic financial leadership across diverse sectors such as transportation, technology and manufacturing. His experience includes managing complex business operations, driving mergers and acquisitions and steering companies during organizational change. He also offers strategic financial consulting services, and held positions as the interim CFO for All Weather Windows and the CFO and Corporate Secretary of EarthRenew Inc.  

McMillan will be providing overarching direction to Finance and Corporate Services, Risk Management Services, Information and Technology Services, Facilities Management and Development, and General Counsel. 

A fractional CFO, also known as an interim or part-time CFO, is a financial professional who provides CFO-level services to organizations part time.  

NAIT’s search for the new CFO and vice-president Administration will continue.


“As a fractional CFO, Shawn will provide a strategic financial voice to NAIT, offering a level of expertise and guidance that is typically associated with full-time CFOs, but with the flexibility suited to our needs. His role is pivotal in ensuring that financial decisions are both strategic and sustainable.” - Laura Jo Gunter, NAIT President & CEO 

About NAIT

The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) is a leading Canadian polytechnic, delivering education in science, technology and the environment; business; health and skilled trades. With over 34,000 credit and non-credit students and a 98 per cent employer satisfaction rate, NAIT grads help fuel the economic engine of the province. NAIT also contributes to Alberta's prosperity by helping businesses and communities become more competitive through industry-driven research and corporate training. Recognized as one of Alberta's top employers, NAIT provides outstanding returns on investment for its graduates, industry partners, the provincial government and the people of Alberta.

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