VANCOUVER, Jan. 7 /CNW/ - Members of the Board of Directors of the Certified General Accountants
Association of Canada (CGA-Canada) have elected Joyce Evans, FCGA as
the new Chair to lead the association in 2010-11 and appointed nine
"I am delighted and fortunate to be given the opportunity to serve as
the Chair and work with a group of dynamic individuals," says Joyce
Evans. "As we move into the next decade and take our association to new
heights, I believe we need to emphasize collaborating, communicating
and connecting with our members, affiliates and stakeholders to ensure
the continuing growth of our designation."
Ms. Evans of Dundas, Ontario has a long record of service to both
CGA-Canada and CGA Ontario. She obtained her CGA designation in 1992
and her fellowship in 2004. One of her proudest and most memorable
moments was when CGA Ontario received the authority to licence CGAs to
practice public accounting, in that province.
Ms. Evans is the City of Kitchener's deputy treasurer/director of
revenue. She is also an avid volunteer and during Canada's response to
the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, she travelled to Sri Lanka on a number
of occasions to assist and modernize the finance departments in two Sri
Pierre Samson of Gatineau, Quebec will assume the role of Vice-Chair. He
has a long record of service to both CGA-Canada and the Ordre des CGA
du Québec. Mr. Samson is the owner and founder of a consulting firm
'Samson & Associates.'
Returning board members for 2010-11 are: Patrick Keller, FCGA of British
Columbia, Tom Sullivan, FCGA of Alberta, Robert (Bob) Shahi, FCGA of
Yellowknife, Richard Duffield, FCGA of Ontario, Camille Belliveau, FCGA
of New Brunswick, Terry LeBlanc, FCGA of New Brunswick, Catherine
Boivie of British Columbia and Anthony Ariganello, FCGA. New Board
members include: Donna Price, FCGA of Manitoba, Denis Riendeau, FCGA of
Quebec and Pierre Samson, FCGA of Quebec.
Founded in 1908, the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada
serves 75,000 Certified General Accountants and students in Canada and
more than 90 countries. Respected accounting and financial management
professionals, CGAs work in industry, finance, government and public
practice. CGA-Canada establishes the designation's certification
requirements and professional standards, offers professional
development, conducts research and advocacy, and represents CGAs
nationally and internationally.
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