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Certified Management Accountants of Canada (CMA Canada) announces the 2011-12 Board of Directors

October 19, 2011

MISSISSAUAGA, ON (October 18, 2011) -- CMA Canada is pleased to announce the members of the 2011-12 board and extends a warm welcome to Cassandra Dorrington in her role as chair, and Lorri Lowe in her role as vice chair. The new board was approved at the CMA Canada Annual and Special General Meeting held this September in Toronto.

“I would like to extend my congratulations to all of the new and returning members of the CMA Canada National Board of Directors,” said Joy Thomas, president and CEO of CMA Canada, and secretary of the board. “This is a very exciting time for CMA Canada and I look forward to working with our directors to define the future of the accounting profession in Canada.”

CMA Canada is governed by a board of directors nominated from within the partnership. Board members establish and ensure successful execution of CMA Canada’s key strategies and goals. They also provide direction for the governance and management of CMA Canada affairs and represent the collective interests of all CMA members.

The members of the 2011-12 CMA Canada National Board of Directors include:

• Tim Avis, FCMA – Chief Financial Officer, Genesis Group Inc. (St. John’s, NL)

• Michael Benarroch, Ph.D. – Dean, I.H. Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba (Winnipeg, MB)

• Meryle Corbett, FCMA – Director of Finance, Kelowna Flightcraft Group of Companies (Kelowna, BC)

• Jacques Côté, FCMA – Special Advisor, Canadian Space Agency (St-Hubert, QC)

• Cassandra Dorrington, FCMA – President, Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council (Toronto, ON)

• Randy Garvey, FCMA – Executive Vice President, Corporate Support, Canadian Western Bank (Edmonton, AB)

• Angela Holtham, FCMA – Corporate Board Director (Mississauga, ON)

• Michael Lem, FCMA – Vice President, Investment Advisor & Financial Planner, BMO Nesbitt Burns (Toronto, ON)

• Lorri Lowe, FCMA – Executive Director, Maitland Valley Family Health Team (Goderich, ON)

• Claude Paul-Hus, FCMA – General Manager, SOQUIJ (Montreal, QC)

• Joy Thomas, FCMA – President and CEO, CMA Canada (Mississauga, ON)

• Marcel Vienneau – Partner and Vice President, Sel Global Inc. (Montreal, QC)

• Rod Wiley, FCMA – Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Services Division, Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (Regina, SK)

CMA Canada would like to thank its outgoing board members, Gene Deszca, Ph.D., Normand Lavallée, FCMA, Bob Strachan, FCMA, and Derrek Wong, FCMA, for their contributions, commitment and support.

For more information contact:
Cindy Mantione
Manager Communications & Public Affairs
CMA Canada
Phone: 905-949-4200

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