CIO Association Appoints First Executive Director

Tracy-Blyth-2014RevAfter an extensive and comprehensive search, the CIO Association of Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Tracy Blyth, CAE as part-time Executive Director, effective July 1, 2015.

Tracy Blyth has over 20 years of experience in the association sector, having earned her Certified Association Executive certification in 2006. Prior to joining CIOCAN, Tracy worked for a number of membership-based associations including CSAE Trillium Chapter, Girl Guides of Canada and the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and served as Executive Director of the North York Chamber of Commerce for 8 years.

As Executive Director, Tracy will be responsible for the strategic direction of CIOCAN including, but not limited to, strategic planning, governance, volunteer management, partnerships, component relations and member services, reporting directly to the CIOCAN Board of Directors.

“CIOCAN conducted a thorough search. We wanted to find the right person for this important position. We were pleased with the number of very qualified candidates that applied for this position, said Gary Davenport, President, CIOCAN. “Tracy is an accomplished association executive and we believe her appointment will build on the work that has been done to date by the staff and volunteers of CIOCAN”.

“The opportunity to work for CIOCAN comes at an ideal time for me”, says Tracy Blyth. “CIOCAN is ready to move forward in a number of areas and I am excited about the possibilities ahead. As a senior executive in a progressive organization, I excel at working in a challenging environment that utilizes my strategic management skills. My success in building and managing associations confirms my belief that creating and consistently maintaining high quality relationships with stakeholders is key to a successful organization. Innovation, creativity and adaptability ensure an association is well prepared to face the challenges for growth in an ever-changing environment.”
Please join us in welcoming Tracy to CIOCAN as Executive Director.