CCA adds two executives for advocacy and member services

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Rodrique Gilbert and Janet Slavin

The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) says that Rodrigue Gilbert and Janet Slavin have joined the association to enhance public affairs and member services.

“As CCA celebrates its 100 years of service in 2018, we are also looking to the future. I am delighted to announce the addition of two new executives to the team to strengthen our advocacy and member services,” CCA president Mary Van Buren said in a statement.

CCA says Gilbert as vice-president public affairs will be focused on increasing CCA’s influence with the federal government, improving collaboration with CCA partner association chief operating officers and amplifying CCA’s media presence.

He is originally from Québec and comes to CCA from Sussex Strategy Group where he was senior associate. Prior to that, he ran his own boutique government relations firm. He has held many senior positions in various government of Canada departments advising ministers.

“CCA has a great reputation and is a major player in the Canadian economy,” said Gilbert. “I’m excited to build on this to deepen the relationships with the government and to increase CCA’s profile.”

Meanwhile, in a newly-created vice-president, member value role, Janet Slavin will be responsible for creating an outstanding member experience and identifying new services to better position CCA members at home and globally, the association says.

Slavin had previously worked with such clients including Export Development Canada and the Canadian Real Estate Association and CCA says she will be instrumental in delivering a member-centric model.

“I love it that CCA recognizes the importance of providing value to its members,” Slavin said in the news release. “It’s a great time to join the organization and I look forward to working with my colleagues and partner associations to create outstanding results.”

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