Annual General Meeting - Nominees


Dear Member,

The Nominating Committee has prepared this letter in hopes that the information contained herein will assist all members in having a more fulsome understanding, and engagement with, the election process this year. 

How many positions are up for election?

This year, there are a total of 5 positions open for election to the Executive Board. One for Vice-President, One for Secretary/Treasurer, two 2-year member-at-large positions and one 1-year member-at-large position.

Do we need to worry about geographic representation in the election process?

The By-Laws for the Corporation state as follows:

“In preparing its nominations, the Nominating Committee shall use its best efforts to ensure that each member of the Executive Board represents a different region designated by the National Council” 

In other words, the by-laws require that the Nominating Committee make best efforts to ensure that the Executive Board has representation from each of the Regions designated by the National Council. The Chapter regions are described as:

Region 1: British Columbia, North Alberta, South Alberta, N. Saskatchewan, S. Saskatchewan, Manitoba
Region 2: NW Ontario, London, Windsor, Golden Horseshoe, Toronto, Huronia, Eastern Ontario, Grand River 
Region 3: Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, New Brunswick 

For this election, based on the remaining National Executive, and the composition of the candidate nominees, the Regional Representation Requirement will be met no matter the outcome of the election.

Who are the Candidates for the Election?

Seven candidates have responded to the Call for Nominations issued on August 13, 2021. The candidates, and links to their bios, photos, and videos (where provided) are included in the attachment to this letter.

What is the Nominating Committee’s Recommendation?

The Nominating Committee’s recommendation to the membership is as follows:

  1. That where one candidate stands for a position, that that position has a yes/no vote for the candidate. This applies to the positions of Vice-President, and for Secretary/Treasurer. 
  2. For Member-at-Large, CCI members can vote for up to 3 candidates, and the votes are tallied in a ranked ballot. The two candidates with the most votes are elected to 2-year terms, the candidate with the third most votes is elected to a 1-year term.

These recommendations are reflected in the GetQuorum voting platform, which you will be accessing to exercise your vote. The voting platform will split the elections into three separate ballots:

National Vice-President Vote: Yes or No (1 of 1)

National Secretary Treasurer: Yes or No (1 of 1)

National Member-at-Large: Vote for a maximum of three of the five candidates. A ranked ballot will apply where the two candidates with the most votes are elected to 2-year terms, the candidate with the third most votes is elected to a 1-year term. (3 of 5)

We hope that the foregoing and attached information is helpful to all members, and we look forward to a very engaged election process.

Yours,
CCI National Nominating Committee

And the Nominees are....

Selecting 1 of 1

National Vice President
 
Devon Cassidy, LL.B., LL.M. 

Region 3

View bio and video

Selecting 1 of 1

National Secretary Treasurer
 
Tony P. Gatto, CPA, CA

Region 2

View bio and video


Selecting 3 of 5

National Member-at-Large
 
 
Jennifer Dickenson, RCM, OLCM, LCCI

Region 2

View bio and video

 
Patricia Elia, LL.B., LCCI

Region 2

View bio and video

 
Noah Johnston, BA, RCM, OLCM, LCCI

Region 2

View bio and video

 
Tony Reed, CRM

Region 1

View bio and video

 
Donna Singbeil, BAdmin, LPM

Region 1

View bio and video

 

 


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