TORONTO, Ont. – The OTA Education Foundation has added its newest member to its Board of Directors.
Vicki Stafford, vice-president of resource development for the Cavalier Group of Companies, is the foundation’s newest member. Stafford taught high school students for 11 years in Brampton, Ontario and has a Bachelor of Education from the University of Toronto.
“We think that Vicki’s background in education, along with her experience in the Ontario trucking industry make her an ideal candidate for a position on the Foundation’s board,” said foundation chair, Scott Smith, who is also president of J.D. Smith and Sons. “I know that Vicki has been instrumental in spreading the word about the Foundation with Cavalier’s staff, and as a result, several employees’ children have benefitted from Foundation scholarships. We look forward to benefiting from her experiences and insight.”
Stafford left the education world and joined the family business in 1998 and said her background as teacher has helped her in the various roles she now plays within the human resources, staff development, and strategic planning functions.
“I am honoured to be nominated to join the Education Foundation board and look forward to being part of this valuable organization,” she said. “The mandate to support the children of our industry in their pursuit of higher learning, and to also raise awareness of our industry and the varied careers it offers are important goals to support and have long been personal goals of mine, as well.”
For more information on the OTA Education Foundation and its scholarship opportunities, go to www.otaef.com.