Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business CEO Names New Director of Program Development
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE/September 9, 2009
Toronto, September 9, 2009 – Kathleen Padulo joined the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) in the newly created position, Director of Program Development. In welcoming Mrs. Padulo to the position, CEO Clint Davis said: “Kathleen brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to this new position at CCAB. As CCAB adds value to its members by continually improving its programs and services, I am absolutely delighted to welcome Kathleen to the team.”The CCAB delivers programs in the areas of scholarships and bursaries, community relations and mentorship. Kathleen will be responsible for the management, evaluation and enhancement of programs as well as the development of new initiatives. She has extensive experience with First Nations communities in environmental issues as a researcher, environmental officer with the federal government and later a consultant.
Kathleen, who is Oneida from the Oneida Nation of the Thames, is a graduate of Trent University (Bachelor of Arts, Hon.) and York University (Master of Environmental Studies). She volunteers with the Canadian Executive Services Organization, where she recently visited five Indigenous groups in northern Russia to share information regarding sustainability and environmental protection practices.
ABOUT CCAB: The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) was founded in 1984 by a small group of visionary business and community leaders led by Murray Koffler. CCAB is committed to the full participation of Aboriginal people in Canada’s economy. A national non-profit organization, CCAB offers knowledge, resources, and programs to both mainstream and Aboriginal owned companies that foster economic opportunities for Aboriginal people and businesses across Canada.
To find out how you can be a member of CCAB, please contact Grace Stad at 416-961-8663.