CITT forms new council

by MM&D staff

TORONTO: The Canadian Institute of Traffic and Transportation’s (CITT) Toronto Area Council has formed its second satellite council of the year.

The Toronto Area Council (TAC) formed the new satellite council on March 31—called TAC East—to compliment TAC West, which was created February 15. TAC East will be based in Pickering. The council’s executive for 2011 was elected by acclamation and includes:

  • Silvia Castellarin—manager, transportation operations Canada, Johnson and Johnson, who will act as chair/treasurer/secretary;
  • Patrick Morgan—strategic sourcing lead, Plexxus, is the vice-chair;
  • Clary Dias—air export agent, DHL Global Forwarding, events; and
  • Cheryl Ramnarace—manager, order admin/traffic and logistics, Empowered Networks, will continue in the role of past chair.

TAC East will focus on the Richmond Hill to Whitby district, said the group’s new chair, Silvia Castellarin.

“A significant number of CITT members live or work in this area, so the establishment of a council to represent their specific needs was definitely required,” Castellarin said. “I have been a CITT member for seven years and have enjoyed participating in events, but was restricted by the distance as many of them were held in Mississauga or beyond. With the establishment of TAC East, we plan to enable participation by offering learning and networking events closer to our eastern members’ homes or work places.”

TAC East will support the overall CITT business plan and promote the CITT brand on the eastern side of Toronto.

“There are over 1,000 members in Ontario who either hold the CITT designation or are students,” said Duane Chiasson, chair of the Toronto Area Council. “Due to location, many do not have access to council events and the networking and career development opportunities they provide. The two new satellite councils will certainly increase the ROI of the designation and provide a base of what is to come.”