The Corporation’s experienced team strives to responsibly manage and extend the life span of the Corporation’s infrastructure.
The Corporation’s team includes over 150 employees who work in multiple disciplines and trades. If big challenges interest you, consult our CAREERS page.
Board of Directors
The Corporation’s Board of Directors is made up of six members, including the Chief Executive Officer. The Board members are appointed by the Minister upon approval of the Governor in Council. The Chair of the Board of Directors and the Chief Executive Officer are appointed by the Governor in Council upon recommendation from the Minister
Paul T. Kefalas (Chairman) Glen P. Carlin (CEO) Denise Hébert (Administrator) Serge Martel (Vice Chairman) Dominique Bouchard (Administrator) Guy Martin (Administrator) Catherine Lavoie (Administrator) Sylvain Villiard (Administrator) Dale Ellen Williams (Administrator, effective as of December 18, 2017).
The multidisciplinary team includes experienced, thorough and reliable professionals who are leaders with recognized expertise.
Glen P. Carlin, Eng., F.CAE, F.EIC
Sylvie Boulanger, Eng., P.Eng., Ph.D.
A trained civil engineer, Sylvie Boulanger has a bachelor’s from the University of Alberta (Edmonton), a master’s in structural engineering from the University of California (Berkeley), and a doctorate in the steel construction of bridges from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland). During her career, she has held many strategic positions in the areas of construction and research and development. For example, she served as Quebec Regional Manager for the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC) and then as its National Manager of Sustainability. She was also Vice-President, Technical Marketing, at Supermétal, a manufacturer and installer of steel for large-scale projects such as the Turcot Interchange.
She joined the Corporation in 2016 as Senior Director of the Centre for Infrastructure Innovation, where she oversees the development of innovative sustainable solutions and the deployment of best practices to extend the service life of major infrastructure, in partnership with academic research groups, expert consultants and public partners.
François Demers, Eng., M.Eng.
François Demers has nearly 30 years of experience in engineering and project management. He started his management career as the interim executive director of a technology transfer centre. For over 10 years, he managed large-scale projects in the road transportation, hospitals and infrastructure sectors. He also did a certificate in financial management and a master’s in engineering management, project management option.
Since 2014, Mr. Demers has been Senior Director with the Corporation and manages the professional team responsible for the Champlain Bridge. He also acts as a liaison with the private partner responsible for the New Champlain Bridge Corridor (NCBC) project.
Claude Lachance, CPA, CMA, MBA, ASC
Claude Lachance is a seasoned manager with experience at private companies and parapublic institutions. He has a bachelor’s in administration from Université de Sherbrooke, an MBA from HEC Montréal, and his CPA, CMA and ASC certifications.
As Senior Director, Administration for the Corporation since November 2009, he has been responsible for financial management, procurement and information technology activities.
Sandra Martel, Eng.
After receiving her degree in civil engineering, Sandra Martel first worked in building design and then research and development at Université de Sherbrooke. She went on to work at Expertech and Bell Canada, where she held many positions in business process, staff, and project management to implement new technologies and execute work reorganization projects.
She joined the Corporation in 2006 as Engineering Project Manager; Planning Director; Director, Planning and Systems; and Senior Director, Planning and Information Technology. Since starting as Senior Director, Asset management in July 2015.
Catherine Tremblay, Eng.
A graduate in civil engineering from École Polytechnique de Montréal, Catherine Tremblay has nearly 20 years of experience in project management and design.
She began her career by designing hydroelectric development projects and worked in Guatemala in infrastructure project management.
In 2007, she started the British Columbia office for RSW, where she managed many engineering components for hydroelectric development projects. She joined the Corporation in 2012 as Senior Director, Projects, Construction and Operations. She oversees construction work and projects for all of the Corporation’s structures, except for the Champlain Bridge, and oversees the network’s regular maintenance and operations.
Sylvie Lefebvre, B.C.L.
Sylvie Lefebvre was admitted to the Barreau du Québec after studying civil law at McGill University. Ms. Lefebvre has practised law at private firms in civil and commercial litigation, particularly construction, intellectual property, insurance and professional liability law.
In her private practice, she has pleaded in front of courts at all levels and in front of arbitrators. She has advised and represented work providers, contractors, insurance companies, professionals as well as small- and medium-sized businesses. In September 1997, Ms. Lefebvre was named a board member of the Corporation and External Legal Counsel. In April 1998, she joined the Corporation as Internal Legal Counsel.
Over the years, she has served as Secretary, Procurement Director, and since 2000, she became Access to Information and Privacy Coordinator. Ms. Lefebvre is also responsible for the leases and permits issued by the Corporation.
Nathalie Cayouette, CIRC
With a degree in industrial relations from Université de Montréal, Nathalie Cayouette has over 20 years of experience as a business partner in human resources in such fields as work relations, organizational development, training and occupational health and safety.
Ms. Cayouette began her career with manufacturing companies before joining Gaz Métropolitain. She went on to work at Molson Coors Canada to spearhead major projects to create change and growth at the company’s Montreal factory.
She joined the Corporation in 2009 as Director, Human Resources and began leading a team that has helped the Corporation expand and has overseen a 200% increase in staff over five years.
Julie Paquet, MA
With degrees in public relations, organizational communications and organizational leadership, Julie Paquet has expertise in every aspect of communications.
She worked for over 11 years in the health and social services sector, where she spearheaded communications for the redevelopment project of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), one of the largest hospital projects in Canadian history.
She also conducted strategic planning for all internal, external, media, event, policy, crisis and community communications aspects and played an advisory role for issues management and analysis. In spring 2015, she joined the Corporation as Director, Communications and now overseas public relations and works to build and maintain the Corporation’s profile.