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Congratulation to our new President, Valerie Smith, and our new Vice President, Matthew Mulkern!

At our recent Annual General Meeting, current President Raheem Dilgir, announced the incoming President and Vice President, both of whom will start their tenure immediately following the upcoming ITE Canada/CARSP Conference, to take place in Winnipeg from June 4-7, 2023.  Our incoming President is Valerie Smith and our incoming Vice President is Matthew Mulkern.  More information about these incoming officers is below.  Brenda Suggett, CARSP's Executive Director stated "We are very excited to be led by Valerie and Matthew! The CARSP Board and I look forward to working with them in their new capacities!".  Raheem Dilgir will remain on the Board as Past President to provide ongoing support to the Board.  "We are grateful to Raheem for his leadership over this past two years, and look forward to him continuing on the Board in his new capacity as Past President", stated Brenda Suggett.

Valerie Smith

Valerie Smith has worked as a Director of Programs at Parachute Canada since 2014. Valerie oversees Parachutes programs, campaigns and multiple networks focused on road safety. Valerie is a strong Vision Zero advocate and presents on Vision Zero in Canada on a regular basis. Prior to working at Parachute, Valerie held a number of management positions focused on international development, youth and health promotion. Valerie has a MA in international and comparative education from University of Toronto.

Matthew Mulkern

Originally from Houston, Texas, Matthew Mulkern received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering along with a Canadian Studies Minor at the University of Maine in Orono, Maine. Additionally, Matthew received an Honours Bachelor of Arts in French as a Second Language at Bishop’s University in Lennoxville, Québec where he was a Killam Scholar with the Killam Fellowships Program. Finally, he completed his Masters of Science degree in Civil Engineering specializing in transportation at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

Matthew is a Professional Engineer with Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta, an Ingénieur with the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec, and a Road Safety Professional1 with the Transportation Professional Certification Board. Furthermore, Matthew is the past chair of the CARSP Young Professionals Committee and former president of the Canadian Road Safety Youth Committee.