The CACEE National Board of Directors is a dedicated group of career educators and employers who strive to govern the Association in a manner that best reflects the expectations and interests of our members. Directors are elected by the general membership for a two-year term to represent the diverse constituent groups of CACEE.
A Call for Nominations is issued each January, we encourage all members to consider nominating a colleague or standing for nomination.
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Lisa Russell has been immersed in the field of career development and experienced based learning at the post-secondary level for 15 years. In that time she has worked in front line service delivery, management and senior leadership. This has provided her with an outstanding opportunity to see first-hand how the academic issues of career development at the post-secondary level play out in individual lives and stories. This has fueled her passion for excellence, commitment to students, and her relentless drive for enhancement and innovation. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (honours) at Memorial University, a Master of Arts from Dalhousie University. She has presented on issues of career development locally and nationally and served as the Associate Editor of the Canadian Journal of Career Development from 2002 until 2010.
Nicole Brocklebank has over eight years of corporate talent acquisition experience. In her current role at TEKsystems, she is responsible for outlining hiring requirements, recruitment strategy and plan budget for the entire Canada region. Her network stretches to regional vice presidents, directors and managers, with whom she works closely to ensure the best hiring practices are in place.
Work aside, Nicole has a passion for self-improvement. She is a certified life coach, and is actively completing education modules in mindful living. Nicole enjoys helping others find their potential, both personally and professionally.
Accounting Profession Representative
Dan has an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Toronto, is a Certified General Accountant (CGA), a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA) and has a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) through Laurentian University. He began his career as an Internal Auditor in the oil industry in eastern Canada and then moved west to take on the role of Director of Finance for the Nature Conservancy of Canada. In 1998, he began working at CGA-BC and has since lead the association in the recruitment and facilitation of employment of its 15,000 members and students. Dan has been the catalyst for innovation at CGA-BC in the areas of campus relations, co-op education, international student recruitment, developing CGAjobs.org and aligning CGA-BC with employers across the province through the Partners in Employment Program. Dan is now playing an integral role in business development initiatives under the merged CPA body.
Rodney has spent the past 23 years teaching and coaching young entrepreneurs the fundamentals around starting and operating their own business. He started out running his own business with College Pro in 1990 while completing his Bachelor of Commerce Degree at the University of Guelph, specializing in Management, Finance and Economics. Upon graduating in 1992, he began a full time career with College Pro, recruiting, training and operating students to running successful businesses while they attended University. After holding the positions of General Manager - Central Ontario and Vice President - Central Canada, Rodney was promoted to President in 2004. He has been integral in leading the continuous development of the systems and training leading College Pro to be one of Canada's top entrepreneurship and leadership development organization.
Jeffrey is a human resources and campus recruitment professional with RBC as the Senior Manager of Early Talent Acquisition. Joining RBC in June 2016, Jeff leads a national team of Campus Recruiters recruiting “the face of the bank” into retail branch, commercial banking, and National Office roles. Previously, Jeff was at McMaster University in Hamilton, ON where he first held the position of Manager, Corporate Development for the DeGroote School of Business in support of commerce and MBA students. In 2013, Jeff moved to the position of Manager, Engineering Co-op and Career Services for the Faculty of Engineering where he managed two co-op programs and supported over 4000 students in engineering and technology. During his time at McMaster University Jeff was an active CACEE member attending regional and national conferences. Prior to joining McMaster University, Jeff held several positions at Enterprise Holdings, most recently as Area Manager for the Niagara Region where he recruited dozens of new graduates into Trainee programs. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Arts from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA and was a 4-Year Letterman on the Varsity Golf Team.
Vector Marketing Canada/Cutco Cutlery
Sherri Dickie started with Vector Marketing Canada in April 1996 as a University of Guelph student. During her time in sales, she served on the Field Sales Manager Advisory Board, and she was awarded the Carmen Buehner Memorial Award, recognizing those who are leaders not only in Vector, but who also give back to their communities. One of Vector Canada’s sales leaders, Sherri is a Vector Court of Honour member.
In 2005 Sherri was promoted to Division Recruiting Assistant and the following year she took on the challenge of developing and leading Vector Marketing Canada's first Call Centre. In her various leadership roles she has trained hundreds of call centre agents, sales representatives and managers.In July of 2007, she accepted her current role with Vector Marketing Canada’s executive team, as the National Campus Recruiting Manager. She focuses on advertising, creating recruiting best practices, and training and development of their leadership team. As a member of CACEE, she is passionate about building recruiting partnerships with Canadian campuses, as well as duplicating the Selling Smiles 101 ® program, an experiential service learning project at the Haskayne School of Business, at other institutions.In 2012 she pursued her passion in speaking and coaching by completing the John C. Maxwell Certification Program.
George Brown College
Dan Kennedy is the Manager of the George Brown College Career Services program where he oversees the career coaching and professional development for over 30,000 GBC students. Before coming to GBC, Dan worked with the Ted Rogers School of management, the Youth Employment Services and the Canadian Paraplegic Association providing career coaching and workplace accommodation and accessibility support.
Dan received his MBA in the Management of Innovation and Technology from the Ted Rogers School of Management in 2015. His work and research centered on the impact of technology and social media in today’s workplace, with a focus on job search and recruitment. Dan is a strong supporter of youth employment and works to ensure that Canadian students have the best opportunity to leverage their education and skills in today's rapidly changing labour market.
Erin Mullaly is the Talent Acquisition Manager for Enterprise Holdings in Atlantic Canada and has over 10 years of experience of hiring university graduates in a multimillion-dollar business environment. She is responsible for the direction and administration of internal and external hiring strategies in addition to the assessment of training and development needs. Her passion focuses on connecting future leaders with hands on training in a collaborative and competitive environment where hard work is recognized and rewarded. Erin has been a member of CACEE since 2008 and has been an active member on the Atlantic board since that time, most recently as the 2016/2017 chair. Erin has also been recognized for her contributions to CACEE receiving the New Member Recognition award in 2009 and the Atlantic Regional Recognition Award in 2011 and 2017.
Frances Humphreys is a career development professional who manages career services and employer relations for the Laurier School of Business & Economics Graduate Programs in Waterloo and Toronto. Bridging with the career consulting unit at the central Laurier Career Centre, she facilitates faculty partnerships and the integration of comprehensive career development programs and services throughout the campus for students and alumni. An active member of the MBA Career Services and Employer Alliance (MBACSEA) and CACEE since 2005, Frances has a solid reputation for leveraging networks and building strategic relationships. She has contributed to the marketing, communications and research initiatives of CACEE, is chair of the Ontario Regional Advisory Board (2014 – present) and currently Director Educator, CACEE National Board.
As Director of Ryerson University’s Career Centre, Caroline and her team are implementing a three pillar model of career support which focuses on embedding career education into the curricular and co-curricular student experience. Previously, as Head of Careers and Assistant Director, Student Services at University of Southampton, England, she integrated a university-wide careers offering across three campuses and developed the University’s first student work placement program. Prior to moving into post-secondary education, she has a decade of consultancy and communications experience working with multinational companies and major government organizations in Brussels, London and Budapest. Caroline holds a BA, Honours in Political Science from the University of Toronto and an MA in International Politics from the Universite de Paris, XI. She speaks French and Hungarian. Caroline can be reached on LinkedIn: ca.linkedin.com/in/carolinekonrad and Twitter: @caroline_konrad
University of Calgary
Jenny Cruickshank, Manager Engineering Career Centre, Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary has worked in the post-secondary education world since 2012, first as an HR Business Partner progressing to HR Manager and since December 2015 in the Engineering Career Centre. Jenny completed her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto and her Human Resources diploma from Fanshawe College, obtaining her Certified Professional Human Resources certificate in 2009. Experienced in public sector, retail, manufacturing, agriculture, recruitment and labour relations, Jenny understands the importance of student work integrated learning. Jenny has worked to build strategic business partnerships to find solutions and have positive impact on the students within the Schulich School. Passionate about education, Jenny worked as a Continuing Education Instructor for Mount Royal University for 6 years (ending 2016) and received the HRIA Award of Excellence for her work in human resources in 2010.