Marlene L. Grant, CPA, CGA, obtained her Certified General Accountant designation in 2002 and the Chartered Professional Accountant designation due to the merger of all three accounting bodies in Ontario. Over the past 23 years Marlene worked in the public accounting industry and the private sector and as a result she worked closely with owner-managed business, not-for-profit organization and professional corporations. In September 2004 she incorporated Marlene L. Grant Professional Corporation practicing initially on a part-time basis and then became full-time in March 2009. Marlene is a committed professional who applies her extensive knowledge and experience in providing practical solutions to her clients’ business or personal needs. Marlene has been providing free tax seminars at the Ottawa Public Libraries since October 2008 and has been a member of the BBIA Board since 2010 as the treasurer helping to shape the future of our Barrhaven Community as a whole. This commitment and dedication to the community has landed her a number of nominations and awards such as the 2011 Nepean Chamber of Commerce Business Woman of the Year and 2014 The Black Canadian Role Models Awards.