The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) says it has appointed Mary Van Buren as the association’s president, beginning in mid-October.
Atkinson, who joined the CCA in 1993, will remain until April 30 2018 “as president emuritus with special duties,” board of directors chair Chris McNally said in a memo.
“I am delighted to be joining the Canadian Construction Association as president and look forward to working with the CCA board, staff, association colleagues, members and stakeholders to advance the interests of the construction industry, a cornerstone of the Canadian economy,” Van Buren said in a statement.
McNally’s announcement said Van Buren has worked in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors and has held executive roles at leading associations and not-for-profits, including the Canadian Medical Association’s subsidiary, MD Financial Management; and Export Development Canada.
“In her most recent role as vice-president of marketing and IT at the Canadian Real Estate Association, Mary led a team of 60 to grow CREA’s premier services, REALTOR.ca and WEBForms in the double digits, collaborating with over 90 boards and associations across Canada, significantly generating member value and promoting the value of REALTORS,” the statement said.
“In addition to her broad business experience and financial acumen, Mary holds an MBA in International Business from McGill and a B. Com from the University of Ottawa, is bilingual and is a Certified Association Executive.”