About Bill Black
Bill has been involved in the design and construction industry for nearly 4 decades in a broad variety of roles and industry segments. Through his diverse network of industry practitioners and thought leaders, he is a fixture in the CCA community and the industry at large. Bill is known for his ability to take all situations in stride, and uses his experience, and built-in resilience to motivate others to take on challenges through great teamwork and a strong focus on culture and values. Viewing humour as a powerful way to engage others, Bill is hands on and energetic in his approach and communication style. As a leader his goal is to help others find their true fit within their career path through a sense of team-based achievement, purpose and mastery.
Bill achieved his Bachelors degree in Quantity Surveying from Napier University, and has held roles in the industry ranging from surveying and estimating to leadership and executive positions. He is a founding member of the Mindshift consortium and co-authored “The Commercial Real Estate Revolution”.
About Frano Cavar
As a former Chief of Staff to a Calgary City Councillor, Frano has a sound awareness of local and city-wide municipal affairs and a grasp of current social and political issues. In this role, he developed skills in policy and political analysis and provided advice accordingly. A natural collaborator, he understands the importance of relationship-building with industry, stakeholders within the City of Calgary, partner organizations, and the public.
Director of Government Relations Role is responsible for the development of a robust advocacy and government relations strategy on behalf of the CCA membership.
Frano holds a Master of Public Policy from the University of Calgary and a Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management (Honours) from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario.
About Adrian Nagle
Prior to joining the BuildWorks and CCA team, Adrian worked on the membership team at the Calgary Chamber of Commerce. One of his core beliefs is that a strong business community is key to driving success and growth in our economy. His previous work with the Chamber of Commerce and now with the CCA has enabled Adrian to truly understand the value of member-based organizations, particularly the importance of being a resource, a support, a connector and an advocate to all areas of the construction industry.
Adrian has a Bachelor of Business Studies, Marketing (Honours) from the University of Limerick, and sits on the Board of Directors for the Ireland, Canada Centre for Commerce, which advocates to create more business opportunities between his two favorite countries.
About Lena Hogarth
A member of the CCA team since 2017, Lena provides our members with exceptional customer service and support as part of our information services team. She is known for her exceptional attention to detail, quick problem-solving skills and willingness to support the team and our members in any capacity. With previous experience in software, project management and marketing/sales, Lena brings a broad depth of experience and knowledge to the CCA.
Lena completed her Bachelors degree in Business Administration from the University of Lethbridge, and has previously held roles in administration analysis and project management.
About Anne Blair
Anne is responsible for making sure that our members have access to all of the services and products that they need in their day-to-day business. She’s the backbone of much of what we do here at CCA – providing administrative and service support to our members and our team. From room rentals to assisting members with purchasing contracts, she’s our front-line support and often the first person you’ll meet when you come through our doors. Her unique ability to approach problems with creativity and efficiency is matched by her calm, reassuring demeanor, making her a tremendous asset to the CCA team.
Anne’s previous roles include office administration and accounting, Geological Wellsite Tech and Draftsperson. She holds Certificates in Petroleum Geological Application, Petroleum Computer Applications, Land Administrative, and has completed programs in Accounting, Topography and General Drafting.
About Gabby Morden
Gabby joins the CCA from the Calgary Chamber where she started as the receptionist and was quickly promoted into the Sales Coordinator role. Gabby’s positive attitude and can-do attitude is a welcomed addition to the team (not to mention she knows a thing or two about Weblink!)