Toronto – (April 23, 2018) – Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO), the licensing and regulating body for professional engineers and engineering in the province, installed David Brown, P.Eng., BDS, C.E.T., MCSCE, as its 99th president during its annual general meeting (AGM) at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel in Toronto on April 21.
Mr. Brown has a long history of volunteer leadership within PEO and the engineering community. He has served as PEO vice president and Eastern Region councillor, and is a past member of PEO’s Human Resources, Finance and Elliot Lake Advisory committees and the Continuing Professional Development, Competency and Quality Assurance Task Force. He also represents PEO on the boards of Engineers Canada and the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists. As both a senior managing partner and practising structural engineer with Belleville, Ontario’s TaskForce Engineering Inc., Mr. Brown is passionate about building a stronger profession for Ontario’s engineers.
At its annual general meeting, PEO also introduced its Council for the 2018-2019 term. The 10 women and 16 men on the new Council will govern PEO’s 87,500 licence and certificate holders, and regulate professional engineering in Ontario to serve and protect the public interest.
The new leadership group includes province-wide representation from a wide array of sectors, including the business community, industry, academe and government. The composition and operation of Council is dictated by Regulation 941 under the Professional Engineers Act. Most councillors are elected by PEO’s licence holders. Currently, eight councillors are appointed by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, three of whom are not professional engineers.
PEO’s 2018-2019 Council includes:
David Brown, P.Eng., BDS, C.E.T., MCSCE President
Nancy Hill, P.Eng., LL.B., FEC, FCAE President-elect
Bob Dony, P.Eng., FIEE, FEC Past President
Marisa Sterling, P.Eng., FEC Vice President (elected)
Kelly Reid, P.Eng., IACCM CCMP Vice President (appointed)
Roydon Fraser, PhD, P.Eng., FEC Councillor-at-Large
Kelly Reid, P.Eng., IACCM CCMP Councillor-at-Large
Gregory Wowchuk, BASc, Dipl El Tech, P.Eng. Councillor-at-Large
Serge Robert, P.Eng. Northern Region Councillor
Ramesh Subramanian, P.Eng. Northern Region Councillor
Ishwar Bhatia, MEng, P.Eng. Eastern Region Councillor
Guy Boone, P.Eng., FEC Eastern Region Councillor
Thomas Chong, MSc, P.Eng., FEC, PMP East Central Region Councillor
Keivan Torabi, PhD, P.Eng. East Central Region Councillor
Warren Turnbull, P.Eng. West Central Region Councillor
Lisa MacCumber, P.Eng. West Central Region Councillor
Lola Hidalgo, P.Eng., PMP Western Region Councillor
Gary O. Houghton, BESc, P.Eng., FEC Western Region Councillor
Michael Chan, P.Eng. Lieutenant Governor Appointee
Lorne Cutler, P.Eng., MBA Lieutenant Governor Appointee
Qadira C. Jackson Kouakou, BA, BSW, LLB Lieutenant Governor Appointee
Tim Kirkby, P.Eng. Lieutenant Governor Appointee
Lew Lederman, QC Lieutenant Governor Appointee
Iretomiwa Olukiyesi, P.Eng. Lieutenant Governor Appointee
Nadine Rush, C.E.T. Lieutenant Governor Appointee
Marilyn Spink, P.Eng. Lieutenant Governor Appointee
About Professional Engineers Ontario
Under the authority of the Professional Engineers Act, PEO governs over 87,500 licence and certificate holders and regulates professional engineering in Ontario. PEO’s mission is to regulate and advance the practice of engineering to protect the public interest. Its vision is to be the trusted leader in professional self-regulation. Professional engineering safeguards life, health, property, economic interests, the public welfare and the environment. Professional engineers can be identified by the P.Eng. after their names. Holders of limited licences can be identified by LEL or LET after their names.