Marie Lemay Appointed
New COO of CCPE
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.