June 9, 2022, Vaughan, Ont. – It is with mixed feelings that the OBOA announces the resignation of Aubrey LeBlanc from his position of CAO. Aubrey’s last day will be August 12, 2022.
“Aubrey will be sorely missed by the OBOA staff and Board of Directors,” says OBOA President, Joyanne Beckett. “His knowledge of our association, industry, and our partners, in addition to his leadership and guidance to so many of us over the years has been invaluable and deeply appreciated by all of us. We do look forward to the challenge in finding our next CAO, the opportunities a change in leadership will bring for our organization and are excited to begin the process of finding a new CAO to lead us in the future.”
Aubrey started with the OBOA November 2013 and has been a valuable leader to the organization and to the building industry in Ontario. Under his guidance, the OBOA has made strides in solidifying the Association’s relevance, reputation and brand within the industry.
“Working with a series of great presidents, directors, executives, staff colleagues, past presidents, chapter chairs, consultants, partners and the strong and loyal membership, I am very proud of what we were able to accomplish together. The profession of “building official”, guardian of a safe and healthy built environment, has come a long way,” says Aubrey.
It was under Aubrey that the OBOA completed the rebuilding of its business model for training, previously started by the former CAO, in response to the changes made by the Government of Ontario’s business model and policies. More recently, Aubrey worked with the OBOA Board of Directors to manage operations through the COVID-19 Pandemic, as we transitioned to a virtual training platform and held two virtual AMTS events to accommodate the needs of our members.
Over the years, Aubrey was instrumental in the development of the OBOA’s 2012, 2016, 2018 and now 2022 Strategic Plan. Collaborating with the OBOA Board of Directors, Aubrey was key in helping us strengthen our partnerships with building industry leaders across the sector, including the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing.
The OBOA Board of Directors is already starting the process to appoint an interim CAO to lead the organization while we begin our search for a permanent replacement.
“We wish Aubrey the best in his future endeavors and thank him for his years of service to the OBOA and the Ontario building industry,” says Joyanne.
About the OBOA
Founded in 1956, the Ontario Building Officials Association (OBOA) supports the construction of safer, more sustainable and accessible buildings in Ontario. The OBOA delivers training and certification to Building officials, promotes uniform code application, works with industry partners, and policy makers with a goal to advance the Building Official profession.
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