Voting begins April 5, 2023 for CAGBC’s Board of Directors elections


In February, CAGBC Members were advised that the nomination process for open Board of Directors seats had begun, and information on the nominating process and packages were shared. Nominations were received and the Nominations Committee reviewed all applications to prepare an election slate.

The Board of Directors is responsible for the oversight of the management of CAGBC and are responsible for strategic planning and budget processes. Directors must be owners or employees of current CAGBC corporate members and serve a three-year term, with no more than two (2) consecutive terms. There are four (4) seats open for election this year.

The Nominations Committee is pleased to present the 2023 slate of candidates:

Academia & Research: Representing academic and/or research institutions.

Tony Cupido, Ph.D., P. Eng
Research Chair, Sustainable Building Technologies
Mohawk College

Tony undertakes leading-edge research that will contribute to a low-carbon economy, while engaging students to develop a multi-disciplinary focus on finding real world solutions to social, economic and environmental challenges. His research initiatives include the development of an operational performance database for the award-winning, net-zero energy and zero carbon building – The Joyce Centre and the creation of an industry model for sustainable operational practices. He is currently working on the measurement and validation of air purification and ventilation improvement technologies used in Ontario schools.

Government & Policy: Federal, provincial, or local government agencies or departments responsible for setting and/or implementing policy, and/or overseeing government building portfolios.

Stéphan Déry
Assistant Deputy Minister of Real Property Services
Public Services & Procurement Canada

Stéphan is responsible for the delivery of the entire suite of real property services to 102 federal departments and agencies, including office accommodation, project management, real estate services and specialty services (geomatics, environmental, architectural and engineering); the management of multiple federal engineering assets (bridges, dams, highways and dry docks); as well as the acquisition and disposal of federal real property. Real Property Services maintains 1,545 leased and crown-owned locations across Canada, manages an annual budget of more than $5.7 billion, and provides accommodation to over 260,000 public servants.

Real Estate Owners & Developers: Representing organizations with vested financial interest in buildings as owners or developers. The seat is assigned to commercial building asset managers.

Lillian Tummonds, B.A
Vice President, Office Operations
Cadillac Fairview

Lillian has overall responsibility for over 5.5 million sq. ft of space in Vancouver and Calgary. She has been in property management for over 26 years – with over 23 of those years at Cadillac Fairview – working in various roles, beginning in accounting, moving on to leasing and General Manager roles at CF Pacific Centre Retail/Office complex and Waterfront Properties, before moving into a regional role. Lillian currently serves on the Museum of Vancouver (MOV) board as Chair and loves to volunteer in mentorship capacities with Ascend Canada, Minerva and YWCA.

Professional Firms: Representing firms offering professional services. (e.g., engineering, architecture). In 2023, the seat assigned to an engineering professional is open for election. Two candidates were selected for this seat.

(Incumbent) Chris Piché, P.Eng, CCP, LEED AP
Vice President, Commercial, USA
Vice President, Alternate Project Delivery, Canada EAST

Chris is responsible for directing the development of regional strategic and business plans consistent with the established mission, vision, core values, and strategic plan of the firm. He ensures their proper execution in close collaboration with the local leadership within each Design Studio. A Professional Engineer with 22 years of experience, Chris’ work over the last decade has been focused on the relationships between resiliency, energy and water resource consumption and the ability to positively impact the built environment for the occupant.

Jason Manikel, P.Eng./ing., LEED® AP, CBCP
Principal Consultant, Sustainability & Energy Analytics

Jason is a long-time green-building practitioner and contributor to CAGBC. Jason has held leadership positions at each of his last three firms. After ten years designing new, high-performance green buildings, the second half of his career has been focused on the operational improvement of existing ones. Jason has been a member (and past chair) of the CAGBC’s Energy & Engineering Technical Advisory Group and is a Certified Building Commissioning Professional. He supports Brightly’s Sustainability & Energy Analytics team in the delivery of a variety of energy-, water- and carbon-reduction projects.

Voting Procedures:

Voting members are asked to vote in favour or against the slate. The results of the vote will be ratified at the CAGBC Annual General Meeting this coming June. More details on the Annual General Meeting to follow. Voting is limited to one person per member organization. Administrators for corporate member companies will receive an email reminder encouraging them to register their votes during the voting window.

Voting will take place online from April 5 to May 3, 2023, at 11:59 PM EDT. For further information on Board responsibilities and expectations, please send us an email at

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