CHANGES AT CONCRETE ALBERTA
The Board of Directors at Concrete Alberta is pleased to announce Dan Hanson as our new Executive Director, effective August 8, 2017. Robin Bobocel has accepted a new role as the CEO of the Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce and will be leaving Concrete Alberta, effective June 30th, 2017.
In just over two years at the helm, Bobocel oversaw some significant changes in how the Association operates, and what its new focus will be. Some of these changes include a new identity for the Association, moving away from the name and look of ARMCA, to become Concrete Alberta. Along with this change was the development and implementation of a new strategic plan that focuses outwardly on raising awareness of our industry with a variety of stakeholders including government. Under Bobocel’s leadership, Concrete Alberta undertook to develop a new marketing plan and the establishment of several strategic partnerships with groups such as the Canadian Homebuilders’ Association, the Industry Task Force Association, and Alberta Labour, among others. The Board of Directors would like to thank Robin for this dedication and hard work for the ready-mixed concrete industry in Alberta, and wishes him well as he takes on his new challenge.
In order to ensure a timely transition in leadership for Concrete Alberta at this critical juncture, the Board of Directors conducted and completed a search for a new Executive Director. The Board received applications from many qualified individuals, and ultimately selected Dan Hanson as the new Executive Director.
Dan Hanson has more than 14 years’ experience in government, industry, and stakeholder relations. Most recently, Dan was a Senior Consultant with IMPACT Consulting, an Alberta-based consulting firm that focuses on government relations, policy development, strategic planning, communications and advocacy services.
Dan also has extensive public sector experience as the former Senior Director of the Alberta Competitiveness Council with the Alberta government, where he worked with industry to enhance partnerships with government and other stakeholders to advance Alberta’s competitive position. Prior to that, he served as Chief of Staff and political advisor to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development; the Minister of Infrastructure; the Minister of Finance; and, the Associate Minister of Infrastructure and Transportation. Dan also served as a Research Officer with the Legislative Assembly of Alberta in the Government Members' Research Branch.
Dan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Economy and Business. He and his wife Robyn live in Sherwood Park with their two daughters.
Dan is excited to assume his new role at Concrete Alberta as he works closely with the staff, the Board of Directors and the membership towards ensuring continued growth and greater success for Alberta’s ready-mixed concrete industry.