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CACEE Board of Directors Update

by Haley Borland, posted on May 16, 2019

It is with both sadness and excitement that we report that we are saying good-bye to Nicole Brocklebank as President of CACEE. Nicole has stepped down as of May 1st to welcome a new member to the Brocklebank family! Congratulations Nicole! 

Nicole was instrumental in bringing CACEE to a new level by overseeing the re-brand and improving our Board organizational design, as well as on boarding our new association management company, Redstone Agency.  As a long standing member of CACEE, strong thought leader and friend to all, she will certainly be missed.  We wish her well in the year ahead and hope to see her back in the future!  

In her stead, President-Elect, Lauren Shanahan, has taken up the position of President in advance of the Annual General Meeting. Please see the following message from her:


“It is my great honour to take on the role of President of CACEE in a year of tremendous momentum within our association, changes to our career education landscape and a groundswell of new ways for employers to engage with students. This year we are celebrating not only our 2018/2019 accomplishments, but also 73 years of being Canada's leading authority on the post-secondary school to career transition. 

It is becoming more and more important for us to have opportunities to connect in with our community; to learn from each other and help each other grow.  I am excited to lead the organization in the development of exciting new initiatives aimed at connecting and engaging employers and educators on industry leading perspectives that are shaping how we prepare our students for their future.

It is a privilege to be the 73rd President of CACEE and I will both honour the traditions of our Association while adapting to our rapidly evolving reality.  I look forward to meeting and working with each of you in the year ahead.” 

To assist her, the Board have voted to appoint Jeffrey Ollinger, RBC, to the position of President-Elect. Please see the following message from him:


“I am excited and eager to assume the role of President-Elect of CACEE for the 2019-2020 year and the ascendancy to the President role for 2020-2021. The school to career transition space is evolving quickly. Both employers and educators need to be partners and advocates for one another but also in step on how to facilitate meaningful enhancements to better enable this transition. I look forward to working closely with Lauren Shanahan, the Board, and all members to identify the solutions of tomorrow which require agility and thought leadership. Having been a long-time member of CACEE, I am always impressed by the passion for this space and I am confident CACEE is well positioned to continue to be a leading voice.

I look forward to seeing and hearing from many of you soon and engaging in discussion about how we prepare today’s students for their future.”