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CESO Announces Changes to Board of Directors

CESO Communications October 14, 2021

TORONTO, October 14, 2021 – CESO announces the election of a new chair and new membership to its board of directors, effective September 16, 2021.

CESO welcomes Darren Schemmer to the position of board chair. Mr. Schemmer assumes the role after having served as a board member since 2015 and vice chair since 2020. Mr. Schemmer brings over 30 years of international development and diplomacy experience to the position.

Mr. Schemmer succeeds Wendy Evans, who will transition to the role of past chair. Ms. Evans has been a valued and integral CESO board member since 2013 and chair since 2020. CESO is truly grateful to Ms. Evans for her inspired counsel, strategic vision and extensive expertise.

Glenn Nolan will be leaving the board having finished his year as past chair. Mr. Nolan has been an inspiration and a source of a wealth of knowledge during his time as a board member since 2012, chair from 2018 to 2020 and past chair since 2020.

CESO is pleased to welcome Allan Clarke as a CESO board member. Mr. Clarke is an Ottawa-based consultant on Indigenous issues. Most recently, he held the position of Director General, Economic Research and Policy Development, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, where he was responsible for leading the development of the Federal Framework for Aboriginal Economic Development and innovative policy, program and legislative initiatives, including the First Nations Fiscal Management Act and the First Nations Commercial and Industrial Development Act.

During his career, he has embraced policy and program responsibility across a wide range of issues, including Indigenous languages and culture, cultural industries, business development and financing, intellectual property and international trade.

CESO is delighted to have Mr. Clarke join the board and welcomes the continued leadership of Ms. Evans and Mr. Schemmer, driving progress in our mission toward stronger economies for better lives.

For the complete list of CESO’s Board of Directors, please visit ceso-saco.com/about-us/board-of-directors/.

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