CCA president Atkinson resigns, replaced
January 2, 2018
New CCA president Mary Van Buren
Michael Atkinson, who was president of the Canadian Construction Association since 1993, has resigned as the CCA turns 100.
“Michael has been absolutely instrumental to CCA’s success for several decades,” said Chris McNally, CCA chair.
Atkinson’s replacement is Mary Van Buren, a bilingual marketing, strategy and digital expert. Van Buren was most recently vice-president of marketing and IT at the Canadian Real Estate Association. She holds an MBA in international business from McGill and a B. Com from the University of Ottawa and is a Certified Association Executive.
CCA is celebrating its centennial in 2018 and currently going through a strategic planning exercise, McNally noted.
“Mary’s background in strategy and marketing will be an asset shaping the plan for the next five years and communicating our new priorities and initiatives,” he said.