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ACEC Welcomes New President, Mr. Jeff Morrison

ACEC officially welcomes Mr. Jeff Morrison as the new President and Chief Operating Officer of the national office in Ottawa. Mr. Morrison comes to ACEC from a sister association, the Canadian Constru...

August 1, 2008   Canadian Consulting Engineer

ACEC officially welcomes Mr. Jeff Morrison as the new President and Chief Operating Officer of the national office in Ottawa. Mr. Morrison comes to ACEC from a sister association, the Canadian Construction Association and, as a result, possesses a solid understanding of the industry surrounding consulting engineering. Mr. Morrison brings energy and momentum to the ACEC office and commenced his new duties on July 14. Welcome Jeff!

Jeff Morrison was born on February 17, 1971 in Toronto, Ontario. He graduated as an Ontario Scholar from Elliot Lake Secondary School, and moved to Ottawa, Ontario where he completed his B. A. in Political Science, and went on to earn a Masters degree in science politique canadienne (Canadian Political Science) from the University of Ottawa.

While at university and for several years after the completion of his studies, Jeff worked for several Members of Parliament in various communications, policy, and research roles. In 1998, he joined the Association of Universities and Colleges as a Public Affairs Officer. In 2000, he was hired by the Canadian Construction Association as Director of Communications. In 2002, Director of Environment was added to his responsibilities, and in 2003, he took over the role of Executive Director of The Road and Infrastructure Program of Canada (TRIP Canada), while still retaining his responsibilities for environment. In 2006, he was also appointed Director of Govern- ment Relations and Public Affairs.

Jeff has held many other positions. In 1988, at the age of 18, he organized the first-ever Elliot Lake Terry Fox Run for cancer research, an event still on-going today. In 2002, he co-founded the Ottawa “Hockey Helps” charity series, and in 2002, became a “Joints in motion” team member for the Arthritis Society. In 2005-06 he was an active fundraiser for Operation Go Home, an Ottawa-based charity, and recently joined the Board of Directors of the Centretown Community Health Centre, chairing its Advocacy and Communications Action Team. He has been published in a number of academic books on the subject of infrastructure, and has appeared numerous times on TV, radio and print media to discuss issues related to the construction sector. He has run five marathons, including the Athens Marathon in November 2006.


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