Tricia Weagant named VP of Canadian Nuclear Association
By Kavita Sabharwal-Chomiuk
Tricia Weagant has joined the Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) as vice president.
Most recently, Tricia oversaw the marketing and communications functions, including stakeholder engagement, government relations, market insights and education, of Payments Canada (formerly the Canadian Payments Association). Prior to that, she held senior leadership roles in both agency and corporate communications in the financial/professional services and technology sectors.
“The CNA and the nuclear industry are transforming to expand their contribution to addressing climate change and supporting a clean energy system,” said CNA president and CEO John Gorman. “Tricia’s transformation and communications expertise will be vital as we reintroduce the country to the clean energy opportunities of nuclear, including the modernization of existing facilities and the introduction of next-generation technologies in the form of small modular reactors, which are set to make safe, reliable and zero-emissions electricity production a reality across Canada and the world.”
Each year in Canada, nuclear technology helps prevent 80 million tonnes of CO2 emissions by replacing the use of fossil fuels.
“Tricia’s extensive background in business modernization and driving the innovation narrative around complex and wide-scale changes will be essential in profiling the significant potential of clean and reliable nuclear energy in Canada and abroad,” added Gorman.