Appointment of two new Directors

UCPR Council approves the appointment of two new Directors

This week, Council of the United Counties of Prescott and Russell (UCPR) endorsed the appointment of two new directors to the senior management team: Marc-André Périard as the Director of Emergency Services, and Alexandre Gorman as the Administrator of the Prescott and Russell Residence.

Marc-André Périard has been an employee of the UCPR since January 12, 2004, and has served as Deputy Chief of Emergency Services since December 29, 2008. He will begin as Director on October 28, 2019, following the retirement of Michel Chrétien, the current director, who has held the position since November 8, 1999.

Alexandre Gorman comes to the UCPR from the private sector. He completed his studies at l’École de santé publique at l’Université de Montréal, and holds a Master’s degree in Health Services Administration in addition to a degree in Economic Evaluation. He will assume the position of Administrator following the retirement of Louise Lalonde, the current Administrator, who has held the position since December 20, 2006.

“I would like to congratulate both Mr. Périard and Mr. Gorman for their appointments as our next Director of Emergency Services and as our next Administrator of the Residence,” stated Stéphane P. Parisien, Chief Administrative Officer of the UCPR. “As we are well aware, these departments both operate in a rapidly and constantly changing environment, especially at the financial and legislative levels. The United Counties will require their expertise in order to facilitate the transition and adapt to these new realities.”

“On behalf of Council, we are pleased to be able to find replacements with such significant experience in their respective fields,” added Robert Kirby, Warden of the UCPR Council. “We would also like to thank Mr. Chrétien and Mrs. Lalonde for their hard work and dedication during all their years of service, and we wish them an excellent retirement.”

Alexandre Gorman as the Administrator of the Prescott and Russell Residence beside Warden Robert Kirby