CGA-Canada welcomes 2012-13 Board of Directors

VANCOUVER, Dec. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - The Certified General Accountants Association of Canada (CGA-Canada) is pleased to announce its 2012-13 Board of Directors, led by its new Chair Patrick Keller, FCGA.

"I am honoured to lead the Board of Directors and proud to be a part of an association that is 105 years old strong," says Mr. Keller. "As we move into the next year, CGA-Canada will continue to seize growth opportunities, at home and abroad. It will also be bolstering its renowned education and certification program.

Mr. Keller, of Penticton, British Columbia (BC) is an electronic commerce audit specialist with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). In addition to his long service to CGA-Canada, he was on the Board of Governors of CGA-BC from 2001-10, serving as president in 2008. Mr. Keller received the J.M. Macbeth Award of Merit, for volunteer service, the CRA Award of Excellence and, most recently, a Life Membership Award from CGA-BC.

Donna Price of Winnipeg, Manitoba assumes the role of Vice Chair. Ms. Price has had an extensive career in both the airline and financial services industries, working with Air Canada and CIBC. Since 1985, Ms. Price has served on several CGA Manitoba committees and was elected president in 1990. She was recognized as one of the 100 CGAs Who Have Made a Difference in 2008, the 100th anniversary of the CGA designation.

New board members include: Michael Geiger-Wolf, FCGA; Bruce Hurst, FCGA; and Anita Klassen, FCGA. They will be joining the existing board members: Anthony Ariganello, FCGA, Secretary; Dr. Catherine Aczel Boivie, Public Representative; Hilary Becker, CGA; Don Bureaux, CGA; Terry LeBlanc, FCGA, Past Chair; and Rob Stephanson, FCGA.

Founded in 1908, the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada serves 75,000 Certified General Accountants and students in Canada and nearly 100 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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