CGA-Canada Elects New Chair and Appoints Directors

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 directors.

"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 Lankan municipalities.

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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Taylore Ashlie      
Director, Communications     
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Diana Sorace      
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