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News   December 6, 2017   by Adam Malik

AIA appoints France Daviault vice president

After previously serving as senior director of stakeholder relations, Daviault will now oversee overall operations


France Daviault has been named vice president at the Automotive Industries Association of Canada, making her responsible for overall operations within the organization.

She joined the AIA in 2014 and had previously been senior director of stakeholder relations.

An announcement from the association said that Daviault had recently received her certified association executive credential from the Canadian Society of Association Executives. In her new role, Daviault will oversee strategic plan development and seek out future member programs and services. She will also ensure the implementation of operational plans for membership, events, communications, research and government relations.

“I am thrilled to work for AIA Canada in this capacity and to spearhead its culture, rapid growth and brilliant people,” Daviault said in the announcement. “It’s exciting to be part of an association that is empowered, innovative and truly puts their people first. It is important to me to enhance the performance of the organization and bring our member value proposition to the next level.”

AIA president Jean-Francois Champagne welcomed Daviault to the new role, saying that her skills and ability are well suited for the role.

“One of the things we celebrate here at AIA Canada is our unique organizational culture,” he said. “We are convinced that France is and will be a champion of our values, an enthusiast for our culture and our potential. France brings terrific experience and a deep knowledge of the association industry.”

As a result of the change, according to the announcement, Champagne will look to grow member engagement with a focus on enhancing the presence of the aftermarket on Right to Repair with government officials and decision makers.