Anna Cook, Candidate for Director in St. John’s Board of Trade Election

November 25, 2021

Cox & Palmer is proud to share that Anna Cook, partner in our St. John’s office, is running for a director position with the St. John’s Board of Trade. Cox & Palmer encourages all eligible organizations to vote in the election, which closes on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021.

Anna is a corporate commercial lawyer who has more than 20 years experience advising and advocating for businesses in all sectors of Newfoundland and Labrador’s economy.  Her keen insight into the needs of the local business community can be attributed to her professional and volunteer experience. She is known for strategic, practical, experience-based advice and her approachable, solution-focused style. She is a trusted business advisor who is dedicated to our community and the businesses that operate within it.

In addition to her professional pursuits, Anna volunteers her time and expertise to many organizations that fuel and strengthen our city.  She has served on numerous boards and committees including the Newfoundland & Labrador Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), the Newfoundland & Labrador Employers’ Council, Enactus Memorial (formerly SIFE Memorial), the St. John’s Boys & Girls Club, and the Eating Disorder Foundation of Newfoundland & Labrador.  She is currently serving as Vice Chair of the Board for Opera on the Avalon.  Anna is also an active member of the Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs (NLOWE), as a regular contributor to The Advisor and as a past conference presenter, Anna uses her knowledge and experience to help women entrepreneurs start, grow, or sell their business.

Outside of the practice of law and her board and committee work, Anna is passionate about rowing and the Royal St. John’s Regatta, where she has been training and rowing competitively for several years. Anna lives in St. John’s with her husband, two busy daughters, and her two golden doodles.

The St. John’s Board of Trade is Newfoundland and Labrador’s business advocate. With a community of more than 700 members, combining the collective power of industries, sectors, and diverse perspectives, they are developing a thriving business community in St. John’s.

Election ballots were sent to the primary contact for each member organization on November 22, 2021. Voting closes on Dec. 3, 2021 5:00pm GMT -03:30, Newfoundland.  To learn more, click here.