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Deborah Cahill stepping down; ECABC commences search for new president

June 14, 2022 | By Anthony Capkun

“We are very grateful for Deborah’s dedication to our industry, and wish her continued success [...]”

June 14, 2022 – The Electrical Contractors Association of BC just announced the departure of Deborah Cahill, president, effective July 20, 2022. The board of directors has commenced the recruitment process to find her replacement.

“This is not a decision I have taken lightly. The pandemic has created an opportunity for reflection and consideration of future ambitions,” said Cahill. “I am confident that the association will continue to thrive and be fostered by the strength of our staff and our board of directors.”

During her tenure as ECABC president since 2008, Cahill was a strong advocate for:

• Pushing for prompt payment legislation in British Columbia. After more than a decade of lobbying, a provincial industry working group has been created to provide industry expertise that will help shape the legislation. “Deborah’s dedication to this fight has ensured ECABC will have a seat at that table,” says the association.

• Facilitating partnerships and strengthening relationships with industry business leaders, such as Technical Safety BC, BC Hydro, the Industry Training Authority, the Electrical Joint Training Committee and Western JETS. Cahill also earned a seat on the Deputy Minister’s Industry Infrastructure Forum (DMIIF) in 2019.

• Leading the Association through the pandemic, which involved shifting ECABC’s communications online, providing greater access to members around the province. This included the launch of a weekly newsletter.

“After dutifully serving our Association and BC’s electrical contractors for 14 years, Deborah is ready for a new opportunity to share her experience and skills,” said Shawn Boyd, ECABC chair. “We are very grateful for Deborah’s dedication to our industry, and wish her continued success as she takes the next step in her professional journey.”

“This is an exciting time for the association and in the electrical industry,” said Derek Fettback, ECABC first vice-chair. “Deborah has laid a great foundation that will support the new president as they lead the association to new heights.”

ECABC welcomes all applicants interested in taking on the role of president.

INTERESTED? Contact Adam Stewart at adam.stewart@matchboxhr.com.

Representing about 140 members across the province, ECABC represents the interests of open shop and union electrical contractors, and line contractors, as well as associate members (suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, and agents).

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