Pamela Wallin O.C., S.O.M., was appointed to the Senate of Canada on December 22, 2008. She is chair of the Senate's National Security and Defence Committee, and also serves on the Foreign Affairs and International Trade Committee. She has been honorary colonel of the Royal Canadian Air Force since August 1, 2009. Wallin is also the chancellor emeritus of the University of Guelph. She serves on several corporate boards, including Gluskin Sheff & Associates and Porter Airlines. Wallin is also a member of a special advisory board for BMO Harris Bank. She is an officer of the Order of Canada, Canada’s highest civilian honor. Wallin was consul general of Canada in New York from 2002-2006. She continues her work as the senior advisor on Canada-U.S. relations at the Americas Society and the Council of the Americas in New York.