(SYDNEY, NS) – The Cape Breton Partnership announced today that Carla Arsenault is the successful candidate in a recent competition to fill the organization’s role of President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Carla begins her new role as President & CEO immediately and will be responsible for implementing the organization’s strategic action plan to ensure efficient, accurate, and transparent financial and operational management.

“The Board is pleased to welcome Carla Arsenault to the position of President & CEO. Her experience working with the organization as the Chief Operating Officer will play a key role as the organization transitions to new leadership. The President & CEO is a pivotal position in a multifaceted organization that works to with private sector to identify and create new opportunities in Cape Breton,” said Alex Paul, Chair of the Cape Breton Partnership Board of Directors. “Carla is a demonstratively talented and capable professional with valuable experience gained in the public and private sector. She has a strong background in management and operations that will contribute noticeably to on-going and new efforts being put forward by the Partnership to shape a more vibrant and enterprising economic climate for Cape Breton. Carla will enhance the work of the Partnership team and support our Investors by strengthening the region’s capacity for growth.”

Carla has earned a Bachelor of Public Relations with a Certificate in Marketing, as well as a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA), specializing in Management Consulting. She has spent the 15 years in the global corporate sector with Hewlett Packard developing solutions to operational barriers and challenges. Over the past year Carla has worked as the Partnership’s Chief Operating Officer ensuring the organization’s objectives aligned with the strategic vision set forward by the Board of Directors. Carla has also lead the implementation of several key projects and managed the core activities for the Cape Breton Partnership and Cape Breton Regional Enterprise Network.

“Growing up in Richmond County, and spending my professional career in the CBRM provides me with an island-wide perspective that will represent the Partnership’s mandate well.  I am pleased to continue to work alongside our dynamic team of colleagues, the Board of Directors, and Investors to advance our region’s economic prosperity and build our collaborative and progressive network of leaders, entrepreneurs, and private sector business owners,” said Carla Arsenault, President & CEO of the Cape Breton Partnership. “Priority projects for the Partnership include the delivery of the Cape Breton Regional Enterprise Network activities, and management of the Prosperity Framework, Immigration Projects, Elevate magazine, Innovation initiatives, the Safety First in Cape Breton Network, and NextGen Cape Breton. I look forward to doing my part in leading this organization to make Cape Breton a stronger and more efficient place to do business.”

The Cape Breton Partnership 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.

Media Contact:
Carla Arsenault
President & CEO, Cape Breton Partnership
902-562-0122 (w) 902-577-2455 (c)