New COO in place at Cape Breton Partnership
The Cape Breton Partnership has hired a chief operating officer.
Carla Arsenault is the successful candidate in a recent competition for the new position. The COO will oversee all of the partnership’s operations and projects across the island, while based at the new Sydney office at 285 Alexandra St., Sydney.
The chief operating officer will implement business plans, manage core activities for the organization, as well as those of the Cape Breton regional enterprise network.
“This is a pivotal position in an organization that is extending its reach on the island, while broadening and diversifying its work on several important fronts,” Keith MacDonald, president and CEO of the Cape Breton Partnership, said in a news release. “Carla is a demonstratively talented and capable professional with valuable experience gained in the public and private sector.”
Having grown up in Evanston, Richmond County, Arsenault is now raising her family in the CBRM. She has a bachelor of public relations with a certificate in marketing, as well as a masters in business administration, specializing in management consulting.
She has spent the past 15 years with Hewlett Packard.
“Priority projects for the partnership include delivery of Cape Breton’s economic growth strategy, the Prosperity Framework, and management of CBREN activities,” Arsenault said.
The Cape Breton Partnership was formed in 2004 and is dedicated to developing a united approach to addressing economic issues and growth opportunities within the region, while also encouraging the retention and expansion of existing companies by identifying barriers and ways to remove them.