The AIA Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Marc Brazeau as the new President of the Association effective January 1, 2008. Marc becomes the fourth President in the 65 year history of AIA replacing outgoing President Raymond Datt who will be stepping down from the position at the end of the year. An exhaustive and thorough national executive search process was completed by the AIA Search Committee, which was comprised of members of the AIA Executive Committee as well as senior industry leaders. “The committee reviewed over 60 applications and interviewed 12 potential candidates before unanimously agreeing that Marc was the most qualified and capable candidate to lead AIA when Ray completes his duties at the end of this year, stated John Cochrane, Chairman of the Board. Marc has been employed with AIA for the past 12 years working in various capacities including his current role as Executive Vice-President. Marc has strong industry knowledge and association management experience and is well-known for his work with AIAs various Divisions and members across the country. Im very excited to have the opportunity to continue working for a progressive association that is comprised of so many dedicated and motivated industry leaders, and alongside a professional and committed group of employees at AIA stated Brazeau. Current AIA President Raymond Datt announced earlier this year that he would be completing his term as President at the end of this year. Ive worked closely with Marc since joining AIA in 1998 and I believe that his selection to succeed me will allow the Association to continue to grow and prosper and I look forward to working closely with him during this transition stated Datt. Marc is a motivated and respected leader in our industry and Im confident that members across the country will rally around him added Ray. Prior to joining AIA in 1995, Marc worked with both the Transportation Association of Canada and the Canadian Advanced Technology Association. Marc is a graduate of the University of Ottawa and Humber College in Toronto. He resides in Ottawa with his wife Chantal and two sons Jonah and Nicolas.