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Appointement of CIRA's new Executive Director

Dear all,

The CIRA Board of Directors are very pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Daniel Lapointe as CIRA’s new Executive Director. Daniel is a seasoned association executive and has served as chief staff officer at a number of associations, notably Katimavik, the Canadian Institute of Actuaries and the Canadian Hemophilia Society. In his role with these associations, Daniel has helped define and achieve their strategic goals with regards to membership growth, revenue diversification and branding. He has also been instrumental in influencing public policy on behalf of these organizations.

Since 2012, Daniel has worked as a consultant, a teacher and an author, helping not-for-profit organizations improve their governance and achieve their development goals. Daniel is an instructor at Université de Montréal, where he teaches two courses on association management. He is also the author of two acclaimed books, published in 2013 and 2016, on fundraising and good governance in the not-for-profit sector. Daniel holds an MBA at HEC Montréal and a Master’s of Political Science at Université du Québec à Montréal.

Daniel brings pragmatic decision making and tremendous management experience to CIRA. He is a well-known expert in not-for-profit association governance and operations. The CIRA Board is quite excited about the future of our organization under Daniel’s leadership and his experience and expertise will be a great asset to the organization. CIRA members will have an opportunity to meet Daniel personally at the annual meeting in Montreal at the end of this month or can contact him directly at his email address:

Welcome to CIRA Daniel! We are all looking forward to a great future together!

Sincerely Yours,

Robert J. Abraham MD, FSIR, FRCPC
President, Canadian Interventional Radiology Association