TORONTO, Dec. 12, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, the Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance named Sevaun Palvetzian as its new Chief Executive Officer.
"After a very competitive search, I am delighted that the Board of
Directors has unanimously chosen Sevaun to lead CivicAction," said John
Tory, Chair of CivicAction. "Her provincial and international
experience has made her familiar with many of the issues CivicAction
tackles, and she is uniquely suited to advance our current priorities
of accelerating regional transportation, improving economic performance
and fostering inclusion and resilience - in short, building a stronger,
"Throughout my career, civic engagement and leadership have been at the
heart of my work," said Palvetzian. "I look forward to leading this
dynamic, non-partisan organization to further the Toronto region's
prosperity. I especially look forward to working with the region's
emerging leaders and taking on some of CivicAction's current
challenges, including improving employment prospects for youth and
attracting more foreign investment and jobs to our region."
Palvetzian comes from the Ontario government, having held senior
leadership roles in strategic planning, communications, and stakeholder
relations. Most recently, she led the Ontario Place Revitalization
project at the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, and served as a
Director in the Ministry of Government Services and ServiceOntario.
Prior to this, she worked at the University of Toronto, the World Bank
Group, and Washington-based civic education program Presidential
Palvetzian will officially assume the post on January 6, 2014.
She replaces Mitzie Hunter, who submitted her resignation in August 2013
after running and winning public office. Since then, CivicAction has
operated with an interim Executive Committee, reporting to CivicAction
Chair John Tory and the Board of Directors.
For the past 10 years, the Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance
(CivicAction) has brought together senior executives and rising leaders
from all sectors to tackle some of our region's toughest social,
economic and environmental challenges. For more information, visit: www.civicaction.ca, @CivicActionGTA
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