TORONTO, Ont. — The CITT Toronto Area Council (TAC) has formed another new satellite council east of Toronto.
The Toronto Area Council formed the new satellite council to compliment TAC West formed on February 15th. The new council will be centered in Pickering and will be called TAC East.
The council’s new executive for 2011 was elected by acclamation and includes:
Silvia Castellarin – Manager, Transportation Operations Canada, Johnson and Johnson, Chair/Treasurer/Secretary
Patrick Morgan – Strategic Sourcing Lead, Plexxus, Vice-Chair
Clary Dias – Air Export Agent, DHL Global Forwarding, Events
Cheryl Ramnarace Manager, Order Admin./Traffic & Logistics, Empowered Networks, will continue in the role of Past Chair
“TAC East is a newly formed CITT regional council focusing on the Richmond Hill to Whitby district,” said new Chair Silvia Castellarin. “A significant number of CITT members live or work in this area, so the establishment of a council to represent their specific needs was definitely required. I have been a CITT member for 7 years and have enjoyed participating in events but was restricted by the distance as many of them were held in Mississauga or beyond. With the establishment of TAC East, we plan to enable participation by offering learning and networking events closer to our eastern members’ homes or work places.”
TAC East will work to support the overall CITT business plan, and more specifically to promote the CITT brand on the eastern side of Toronto.
“The desire to establish of an Eastern Ontario arm has been around for 3 years”, said longtime Chair of the Toronto Area Council Duane Chiasson, CITT. “For the last year and a half there has been a presence with Silvia, Cheryl and Laurie Stapley (former TAC Chair) playing a role. But this is the first election of the council proving that the interest is strong.”
“There are over 1,000 members in Ontario who either hold the CITT designation or are students,” said Chiasson. “Due to location, many do not have access to council events and the networking and career development opportunities they provide. The two new satellite councils will certainly increase the ROI of the designation and provide a base of what is to come”. Asked if there were more announcements to be made in the future Chiasson stated, “probably not this year. The goal this year is to firmly establish the footprint of the new councils and then decide where the next new satellite council should be.”
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