EDA Board of Directors appoints new President and Chief Executive Officer

TORONTO, Feb. 8, 2016 /CNW/ - The Board of Directors of the Electricity Distributors Association (EDA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Teresa Sarkesian to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer for the Association, effective March 1, 2016.  

"Ms. Sarkesian's appointment signals a new chapter for the EDA and builds on a strong foundation of gains that the Association has achieved for its members in representing the distribution sector in legislative and regulatory arenas for well over a century," says EDA Board Chair, Raymond Tracey. "With Ms. Sarkesian at the helm, we are moving forward on an exciting future that is underpinned by our long-standing history of excellence, strong leadership and innovation." 

Ms. Sarkesian has extensive knowledge of the complexities and issues facing the electricity system and has successfully cultivated effective relationships with different levels of government, strategic partners and stakeholder agencies during her career.

With over 25 years of experience in policy development and advocacy both in government and the private sector, Ms. Sarkesian joined the EDA in 2009 as Vice President of Government and Member Affairs and has led the Policy and Government Affairs Team over the past five years. Among her many successes for the industry, she spearheaded an industry response to sector review; pushed for greater scope expansion for LDC business through Bill 112; and enabled LDC interests to prevail in the new  conservation  management framework.

"The EDA Board also extends its gratitude to John Loucks, who was appointed to lead the organization while recruitment was underway and to whom the organization is indebted for his strong leadership and success during this time," says Mr. Tracey. Mr. Loucks will continue as a member of the EDA Executive Leadership Team.

About the EDA
The Electricity Distributors Association is the voice of Ontario's local electricity distribution sector, which consists primarily of municipally and privately owned local distribution companies. The distribution sector delivers power to Ontarians through 5.1 million residential, commercial and institutional customer accounts. The sector employs 10,000 people directly and makes hundreds of millions in direct contributions to both municipal and provincial revenues.

SOURCE Electricity Distributors Association

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For further information: Jana Manolakos, Director, Corporate Affairs and Communications jmanolakos@eda-on.ca | 905-265-5337.


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