September 16, 2019 – Consulting Engineers of Ontario (CEO) held its annual general meeting at Blue Springs Golf Club, announcing changes to the Board of Directors that will oversee the organization for the upcoming governance year.
Special guests among leaders in the industry included: Anthony Karakatsanis, Ontario Director and Treasurer at Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – Canada (ACEC); Tibor Turi, President and Chair at Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE); Sandro Peruzza, Chief Executive Officer at OSPE; Barbara Chappell, acting CEO and Registrar at Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT); Steve Lund, President at Municipal Engineers Association (MEA); and Dan Cozzi, Executive Director at MEA.
Christine Hill, Business Development Leader, Infrastructure Planning at Cole Engineering Group Ltd., will serve as Board Chair for a second year running. Hill was Chair-Elect when the previous Chairman, Jeremy Carkner, had to step-down last November leading to Hill serving as Chair for the remainder of the term. Rex Meadley, Chairman at Tatham Engineering Limited, will continue on the Board as Past Chair.
It was announced that Directors Tom Richardson, Chief Structural Engineer at R. V. Anderson Associates Limited, and Brian Ruck, Principal, Vice-President at GHD Group Ltd. have retired from the board. CEO welcomed new Directors Matthew Eades, Vice-President and General Manager at Associated Engineering Ltd., and Christopher George, Principal, Regional Manager at R.V. Anderson Associates Limited to the Board.
The Board of Directors for 2019-2020 are as follows:
- Christine Hill, Cole Engineering Group Ltd. – Chair
- Bill Allison, Dillon Consulting Limited– Chair-Elect
- Joe Sframeli, WSP Canada Inc.– Treasurer
- Rex Meadley, Tatham Engineering Limited – Past Chair
- Karen Freund, Jacobs – Chair of the Governance Committee
- Steve Dyck, SNC-Lavalin Inc.
- Matthew Eades, Associated Engineering Ltd.
- Christopher George, R.V. Anderson Associates Limited
- Don Holland, GHD Group Ltd.
- Ben Hunter, Wood
- Steve Pilgrim, McIntosh Perry
- Mark Tulloch, Tulloch Engineering
In addition, Bruce Matthews, CEO’s Chief Executive Officer, serves as Corporate Secretary.
The AGM was followed by CEO’s annual golf tournament where attendees spent a fun-filled day networking on the green, concluded by a standing dinner networking reception.