September, 2000

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Marie Lemay Appointed

The Canadian Council of Professional Engineers (CCPE) has appointed Marie Lemay, ing., as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective July 24. In addition to implementing and administering CCPE's policies and programs, she will be responsible for directing CCPE's staff team, maintaining close relationships with its member associations/ordre, and the overall administration of the Council. She will also act as a spokesperson for CCPE, lead its federal government relations program, and support CCPE's efforts to promote greater public awareness of the nature, role and contribution of engineering to Canadian society.

"We are very pleased to have Marie Lemay join CCPE's staff," said Noel Cleland, P.Eng., CCPE's Chairman of the Board. "She brings a wealth of leadership, project management, HR, administrative, and financial skills to the Council, as well as a keen understanding of the political process and direct knowledge of engineering and engineers. We are confident that under her capable guidance, CCPE will flourish."

Ms. Lemay has worked primarily in municipal engineering since her graduation from the University of Ottawa's civil engineering program in 1983. Most recently she was the director general and secretary-treasurer of the Municipality of Chelsea in Quebec. She also has held positions as Chelsea's director of technical services, and as division chief - project management with the City of Gatineau, Quebec.

Ms. Lemay said: "My first goal is to familiarize myself with CCPE and to establish strong relationships with my counterparts at the provincial and territorial level, as well as with my staff. I also want to help CCPE to develop effective short- and long-term responses to the many important issues the engineering profession is grappling with. We will also work hard to ensure that Canada's rigorous engineering qualifications and standards of practice remain intact in the rush toward economic globalization."

Ms. Lemay replaces Dan Levert, P.Eng., as CCPE's senior staff officer. She is a member of l'Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ) and the Association of Municipal Engineers of Québec (AMEQ), as well as a past-administrator of both organizations, and is currently the vice-president of AMEQ.

CCPE is the national organization of the provincial and territorial associations/ordre that regulate the profession of engineering in Canada and license the country's 157,000 professional engineers.

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