The CPA Order presents the Outstanding Achievement Award and welcomes 12 new Fellows

MONTREAL, March 18, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Today, the Quebec CPA Order released the names of the 12 chartered professional accountants who received the prestigious title of Fellow (FCPA) this year. The Order also announced the recipient of the 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award presented to an FCPA in recognition of his numerous professional achievements, extensive community service, determination and exemplary leadership.

Outstanding Achievement Award
This year, the Outstanding Achievement Award goes to Simon Brault, FCPA, FCGA, Director and CEO of the Canada Council for the Arts. An acclaimed speaker, Mr. Brault has spent many years advocating for culture. In 2005, he was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada for his determination and unwavering dedication in promoting culture across Canada. And in 2011, in honour of his integrity, his visionary spirit and team building talents, he was named an Officer of the Ordre national du Québec. In 2010, he took part in the Agenda 21C initiative launched by the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec to engage various community stakeholders seeking to contribute to sustainable development objectives by taking culture into account in their own actions. In short, Mr. Brault was able to bring together two worlds that were once disparate—the arts and business—an alliance that significantly benefits society at large. The CPA Order is very pleased to present him with the 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award. 

New Fellows
The Chair of the Order, Alain Dugal, FCPA, FCA, also proudly announced the names of the 12 CPAs inducted into the ranks of Fellow. According to Mr. Dugal, "These members now become privileged ambassadors who help cement the credibility and prestige of the accounting profession through their achievements, community involvement and leadership. These men and women play a vital role in the visibility of the accounting profession in Quebec."

The title of Fellow is presented annually to a small number of CPAs among the Order's 37,000 members. These new FCPAs are joining a select group that now includes 639 CPAs who have distinguished themselves in all the areas of expertise of the accounting profession. "We are proud of our inductees and are greatly impressed by the exceptional career paths our noteworthy colleagues have followed. No doubt, they will impart their passion for success to those who will shape the accounting profession of tomorrow," said Daniel McMahon, FCPA, FCA, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Order.

The 12 new CPA Fellows for 2015 are:

  • José Arsenault, Partner, Mallette
  • Jacques Aubé, Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer, Aréna des Canadiens (Bell Centre)
  • Nicole Bilodeau, Director General, Collège Mérici
  • Denis Chamberland, Chief Executive Officer, Ricardo Média
  • Normand Desautels, Senior Executive Vice-President, Desjardins Group, and General Manager of the Federation, Desjardins Group
  • Christian Dubé, Executive Vice-President, Quebec, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
  • Pierre Dumouchel, Partner, Mérové – Pierre – Cabinet d'Experts Comptables (Haiti)
  • Marc Elman, Managing Partner, PSB Boisjoli
  • Bernard Grandmont, Partner, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton
  • Gloria Lemire, Partner, Deloitte
  • Richard Mayrand, Executive Vice-President, Pharmacy and Government Affairs ,The Jean Coutu Group
  • Michel Samson, Assistant Auditor General, Vérificateur général du Québec

About the FCPA title
The FCPA title formally recognizes those members who have rendered outstanding services to the profession, or whose achievements in their careers or in the community have earned them distinction and brought honour to the profession.

About the Ordre des CPA du Québec
The Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec has 37,000 members and 7,000 future CPAs. The Order ensures the protection of the public and the visibility of the profession. It represents all areas of expertise of the accounting profession, including assurance, financial accounting, management and management accounting, finance and taxation.

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For further information: Cédrick Beauregard, Manager, Public Affairs, Quebec CPA Order, T. 514 288.3256 [3024], 1 800 363.4688,


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