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After 31 years, ECA of Alberta’s Sheri McLean passes the baton

June 17, 2021 | By Anthony Capkun

“This is the best job and career I could ever have asked for.”

June 17, 2021 – Sheri McLean, executive director for the Electrical Contractors Association of Alberta, is retiring.

“Although it is with sorrow that we see her go, we are excited for what her future holds and happy she can enjoy her own time,” says the association. “Enjoy your well-deserved retirement, Sheri; you will be missed!”

“Thank you to the board in 1990 who took a leap of faith and hired me,” said Sheri in her farewell message to members. “Thank you to the ECAA members, many of whom have become close personal friends, for welcoming Ned and me—and later Tammy—into your ECAA family.”

In her message, Sheri expressed gratitude for the opportunity to be part of the committee that created the Professional Electrical Contractor (PEC) program, and being able to travel around the province to meet many of the founding Chapter members while researching ECAA’s history for its 40th anniversary.


“Thank you to Art Thormann and Brian Halina—as well as the IBEW business managers over the years—for their trust and confidence in me […],” Sheri continued, also thanking Alberta Labour for trusting ECAA with administrating the Master’s program for 15 years.

Sheri also thanked her staff (past and present), her family and, lastly, “I would like to thank all of you—the membership of this amazing Association—and the boards I have been part of […] This is the best job and career I could ever have asked for.”

“We are grateful for your years of service, tireless efforts, dedication, and the passion that you have given this association and the electrical industry,” added ECAA.

(Sheri, I will miss seeing you at ECAA events, where you were always in the background, busily making sure everything ran perfectly for everyone else. Best wishes in your retirement!)

Effective June 15, ECA of Alberta’s new executive director is Robin Bobocel, and you can read more about Robin here.

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