GAMA March Dinner Meeting with CCA’s Bill Black and Frano Cavar
March 9 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Dinner and Business Program 18:00
Guest Speakers 19:00
Bill Black, President CCA, 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”. Bill will provide his annual update on the Calgary economic climate and issues facing the industry at this time.
Frano Cavar, Director of Government Relations, was a former Chief of Staff to a Calgary City Councilor, prior to the last Calgary municipal election. 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.
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. As Director of Government Relations, Frano is responsible for the development of a robust advocacy and government relations strategy on behalf of the CCA membership. Frano will speak on the role of advocacy, the importance of advocacy to organizations like ours, and some of the issues he is working on currently, on behalf of our industry.