Centraide appoints a new Board Chair

    Two new directors are elected as well

    MONTREAL, June 18 /CNW Telbec/ - Centraide of Greater Montreal is pleased
to announce that Claude Léger, Director General of the City of Montreal, was
elected yesterday as Chair of its Board of Directors. Mr. Léger succeeds Yves
Sanssouci, President and CEO of CRIM, who held this position since 2006.
    Claude Léger has served as a volunteer on Centraide's Board of Directors
since 2004 and on its Executive Committee since 2006. Also elected, on the
recommendation of the Nominating Committee, were two new directors: Serge
Brasset, Director General of Collège Edouard-Montpetit, and Norman Steinberg,
Co-Chair of Ogilvy Renault LLP.
    The Board of Directors also appointed Louis L. Roquet(*), President and COO
of Desjardins Venture Capital, as Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors, and
reappointed Lili de Grandpré(*), Principal and National Partner at CenCEO
Consulting, as Chair of the Allocations and Agency Relations Committee, James
C. Cherry(*), President and CEO of Aéroports de Montréal, as Treasurer, and
Constance Middleton-Hope(*), Lay Minister with the Anglican Diocese of Montreal,
as Secretary of the Corporation.
    The 30 directors serving on Centraide of Greater Montreal's Board also
include Alan Allnutt, Publisher and General Manager of The Gazette; Chantal
Aznavourian, Project Coordinator, Development, Chantier de l'Economie Sociale;
Mary-Ann Bell, Chief Operating Officer for Quebec of Bell Aliant Regional
Communications; David Birnbaum, Executive Director of the Quebec English
School Boards Association; Hélène Bohémier, Director of Partnership for CSSS
de la Montagne; Tim Brodhead, President and CEO of the J.W. McConnell Family
Foundation; Danielle Casara, QFL Partnership Adviser - Laurentian Bank of
Canada; Francine Cléroux, Assistant Vice-President for Public and Corporate
Affairs, Sun Life Financial; Bergman Fleury(*), Intercultural Relations
Consultant; Marie Gagnon, Executive Director of the Fondation René Malo;
Pierre Giard, General Manager of the Société de transport de Laval; Sheila
Goldbloom, Retired Professor at McGill University; Stella Guy, Associate
Director General of the City of Montreal; Alice Herscovitch(*), Executive
Director of The Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre; Marie-Madeleine
Lafrenière, Strategic Affairs Adviser for the City of Montreal Police Service;
Benoît Lévesque, Professor of Sociology at UQAM and ENAP; David L. McAusland,
Lawyer, Corporate Director and Consultant; Pierre Monahan, Corporate Director;
Claude Séguin, Senior Vice-President, Finance and Strategic Investments for
the CGI Group; Jacques Spencer, President and CEO of Développement économique
Longueuil; Robert Tessier(*), President and CEO of Gaz Métro; Michèle
Thibodeau-DeGuire(*), President and Executive Director of Centraide of Greater
Montreal; and Helen Tyros, Vice-President for Montreal Metropolitan District
of BMO Bank of Montreal.
    Centraide of Greater Montreal is an independent organization managed by a
board of directors which is representative of the community. It serves the
Island of Montreal, Laval and communities on the South Shore, supporting
360 community-based agencies and projects which offer help and comfort to more
than half a million people in need. Centraide relies on 175,000 donors and a
network of 73,000 volunteers. There are 18 autonomous Centraides in Quebec.

    (*) Member of the Executive Committee

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For further information:

For further information: Annick Gagnon, Public Relations Coordinator,
(514) 288-1261, ext. 242, gagnona@centraide-mtl.org; www.centraide-mtl.org

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