CEO Luc Fournier to Step Down

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - Sher­brooke

ChiefEx­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer of the Canada Sum­mer Games–Sher­brooke 2013, Luc Fournier an­nounced this af­ter­noon that he will soon be leav­ing his po­si­tion. As of Novem­ber 4, he will be as­sum­ing the du­ties of As­sis­tant Deputy Min­is­ter of the Que­bec Min­istère de l’Éd­u­ca­tion, du Loisir et du Sport. Mr. Fournier’s pri­mary man­date will be to im­ple­ment the gov­ern­ment’s pol­icy on sport, recre­ation, and phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity.

It was with a touch of nos­tal­gia that the CEO ear­lier in­formed the Board of Di­rec­tors and his key staff. “I am ex­tremely proud to have led this im­mense project to its right­ful con­clu­sion. From the out­set, peo­ple trusted me and gave me the free­dom to ex­er­cise flex­i­ble man­age­ment with­out too many re­stric­tions,” ex­plained Luc Fournier. “What makes me the proud­est to­day is to have brought to­gether the team that was the strength and suc­cess of the Games. End­ing such a huge un­der­tak­ing with a per­fect score is truly ex­tra­or­di­nary.”

Orig­i­nally from As­bestos, Luc Fournier as­sumed his re­spon­si­bil­i­ties for the Games on March 1, 2010. He pre­vi­ously oc­cu­pied the po­si­tions of Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor of the Cen­tre uni­ver­si­taire des Ap­palaches, Pres­i­dent and CEO of the Re­groupe­ment des évène­ments ma­jeurs in­ter­na­tionaux (RÉMI), and Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor of the Car­naval de Québec.

Tom Allen, Chair of the Board and Ex­ec­u­tive Com­mit­tee of the Canada Sum­mer Games–Sher­brooke 2013, high­lighted the tire­less work of Mr. Fournier. “Luc is highly re­garded by peo­ple through­out Que­bec, and I’m not sur­prised that they came look­ing for him. We are very proud of him for get­ting this nom­i­na­tion,” said Tom Allen.

It will now be up to Michel Dus­sureault, Deputy CEO – Plan­ning and Sport Pro­gram­ming, to as­sume re­spon­si­bil­ity as In­terim CEO un­til the or­ga­ni­za­tion con­cludes its ac­tiv­i­ties. He will con­tinue to be sup­ported by the other two Deputy CEOs, Lynn Blouin and Marie-Eve Caron Laramée. Tom Allen will con­tinue as Chair un­til the dis­so­lu­tion of the cor­po­ra­tion.

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