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News   January 13, 2011   by Auto Service World

AIA Canada Announces Staffing Promotions

Automotive Industries Association of Canada president Marc Brazeau has announced the promotion of two senior employees with the national association.
Deborah Moynes-Keshen has been promoted to executive vice-president. Therese Santostefano thas been promoted to the position of director, operations and finance.
“These promotions further augment our ability to effectively deliver a wide range of services and programs to our members across the country,” says Brazeau. “Both Deborah and Therese are longstanding employees of AIA who have built solid relations with association stakeholders and members over the years.”
Moynes-Keshen is a graduate at the University of York in Toronto as well as York University in England. She has been with the association since 1999, serving initially as the manager of operations and programs. In 2007, she took on the role of vice-president of AIA. Her new position will give her a wider focus; she will be overseeing the daily operations of the association as well as the delivery of a wide range of membership services, programs and benefits.
Santostefano has been an employee of the association since 1998. She graduated from St. Lawrence College, where she received high honours with her degree in business administration. Santostefano began her career with the AIA as coordinator of financial services and events. Throughout the years, her role and responsibilities have evolved until she became responsible for all financial operations in 2004.
“As a result of this internal reorganization, additional opportunities will open up for me to take on a more direct and active role in dealing with critical industry issues as well as positioning the association for future growth and success,” says Brazeau. “I will spend more time working with industry, government, coalition partners and other stakeholders to ensure that the concerns and interests of our members are heard and addressed.”

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