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REIC Welcomes New Executive Director & CEO, Carol Ann Burrell, CAE

Dec 15, 2017

REIC has appointed Carol Ann Burrell, CAE as Executive Director & CEO of the Institute as of January 1, 2018.

An experienced association executive, Carol Ann Burrell, CAE has worked in the not-for-profit sector for close to three decades.  Serving in senior staff positions for most of her career, she was Executive Director at the Canadian Association of Exposition Management (CAEM) for 14 years, followed by 13 years as Executive Director of the Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology (CIFST). 

A Certified Association Executive (CAE) since 1996, Carol Ann has led and overseen a wide variety of organizational projects, including a major governance review, several strategic planning initiatives, a complete rebranding, launch of a digital publication, and staging of a World Congress.  She has been a member of CSAE for more than 25 years and has volunteered for CSAE Trillium since 1995, serving as President of the Chapter in 2004/2005 and receiving the Chapter Service Excellence Award in 2009. This past year, Carol Ann worked with REIC as Associate Director providing senior management expertise and support with strategic planning, professional standards, governance and Chapters. 

“REIC’s solid reputation as a provider of advanced education and designation programs is what distinguishes the Institute and its members across every area of real estate practice,” says Carol Ann Burrell, CAE.  “In this time of dynamic industry change, REIC’s steadfast focus on higher ethical business standards solidifies the Institute’s position as a premier source of elevated professionalism in real estate.” Carol Ann is proud to have served for 13 years in the Royal Canadian Naval Reserve, and now spends much of her free time training and teaching at the Port Credit Academy of Martial Arts, where she holds the title of Senpai (Mentor) and is a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Goju-Ryu Karate.


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