Deputy Police Chief ready to serve as new Chair of the Halton Industry Education Council Board of Directors
The Halton Industry Education Council (HIEC) is set to begin a new chapter in its continued efforts to build community partnerships and link industry and education under a new Board Chair. HIECís Board of Directors recently confirmed the appointment of Bob Percy, Deputy Chief of Operations with Halton Regional Police Services, to the position.
ďIím excited to take on this new challenge,Ē said Percy. ďIíve seen first-hand the tremendous work HIEC does with youth and businesses in the community and Iím eager to work with HIECís great staff to help continue that record of success.Ē
Percy has served with Halton Regional Police Services since 1984, holding a variety of roles including Tactical Rescue Unit officer, patrol supervisor and District Superintendent. Heís currently responsible for all front-line and investigative policing across Halton. He joined the HIEC Board in 2011 after getting involved through the organizationís Men as Career Coaches event. Percy served as a founding member of the advisory group that helped shape the mentorship event into a growing success.
ďOn behalf of the HIEC staff, Iím thrilled to welcome Bob Percy as our new chair,Ē said HIEC Executive Director Kelly Hoey. ďWith his work on the Men as Career Coaches advisory and his constant support and enthusiasm for all things HIEC, Iím confident that heíll play a critical role in our continued evolution.Ē
Percy will replace outgoing chair Mike Carberry, a long-time champion of HIEC who served as the inaugural chair of HIECís Board of Directors in 1989. Carberry has played a major role in HIECís growth over the past 22 years, rallying support from industry and education stakeholders and helping the organization grow from a staff of four to its current staff complement of more than 17. In 2011, Carberry was awarded the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration's Ontario Volunteer Service Award.
ďMike Carberry has been a constant presence for as long as Iíve been with HIEC,Ē said HIECís Director of Operations Michelle Murray. ďHis support and guidance has been critical as weíve grown programs and launched new initiatives. Heís done an exceptional job as Chair and we canít thank him enough for the time and energy heís invested in HIEC.Ē
HIECís new Chair comes as the organization is in a time of renewal, responding to changing economic conditions and new demand for community programs. For 2012-2013, HIEC is set to launch an innovative new mentorship program funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation as well as continue its efforts to support youth and business with a variety of established online communities, events and initiatives.
September 12, 2012