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About the Search

NAIT is searching for our seventh president and CEO. There are two key teams involved in the search: the presidential search committee and an executive search firm.

Presidential search committee

The presidential search committee represents our Board of Governors in the recruitment process and is responsible for keeping the full board updated throughout the search.

The committee will bring a select number of candidates in for an interview, create a short-list and present those short-listed candidates to the full board.

Members of this committee are

  • Ray Pisani, chair of the board, chair of the Governance Committee
  • Daryl Kruper, vice-chair of the board, chair of the Human Resources Committee, chair of the Campus Development Committee
  • Val Berger, chair of the Audit and Finance Committees
  • Vi Becker, chair of the External Relations Committee

Executive search firm

NAIT will also work with an executive search firm to lead the recruitment process. This is a very detailed and specialized task and we look forward to working with the selected firm.

We issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the search firm on June 17, 2019. The RFP closed on July 23, 2019. We anticipate announcing the successful firm in early September.


Key milestones

Task Anticipated Date Status
Issue RFP for search firm June 2019 Complete
Select search firm August 2019 Complete
Stakeholder engagement on job profile September - October 2019 Planning
Launch of executive search November 2019  
Preliminary interviews February - March 2020  
Short-list interviews April 2020  
Announcement of new president & CEO Spring 2020