Distinguished Service Recognition

Distinguished Service Recognition

The Distinguished Service Recognition honours:
  • CCMTA government members who have completed their Chairpersonship term on the Board of Directors or on a Program Committee.
  • Recipient(s) may be recognized at the CCMTA Annual Meeting.
CCMTA has honoured the following individuals in 2023:
Kelli Penney, Newfoundland and Labrador

Kelli was recognized for her leadership as Chair of the Board of Directors from 2022-2023.

During her tenure, she focused efforts to further the CCMTA objectives as aligned to our Strategic Plan. In particular, during her tenure, she provided significant leadership in strengthening governance which will ensure CCMTA is well positioned moving forward. Kelli continues to be an active member of the CCMTA Executive in her role as past Chair of the Board. 

Joel Turner, Nova Scotia

Joel was recognized for his leadership of the Program Committee on Compliance and Regulatory Affairs (CRA) from 2021-2023.  
Joel had the distinct privilege of taking on the role of CRA Chair in the midst of the implementation of the Federal ELD (Electronic Logging Device) mandate and all the responsibilities that this brought to the CRA Committee.  Joel’s strategic leadership skills, ability to facilitate discussions, and his wholehearted sense of humour made collaboration much easier. Joel’s dedication to his CRA Chair responsibilities, commercial vehicle safety in Canada and his colleagues played an important role in the gains we have made over the last two years.  

Michele Bryan, British Columbia

Michele was recognized for her leadership of the Program Committee on Drivers and Vehicles (D&V) from 2021-2023. 

Michele took on increasing levels of responsibility at the CCMTA tables prior to her leadership role as Chair of D&V. The D&V committee was significantly impacted operationally by COVID and under Michele’s leadership the committee worked together to exchange information and lessons learned as they encountered situations never envisioned. The virtual forum became instrumental to this committee being able to respond and adapt to this new environment. Michele’s task was not easy and cannot be underestimated.  

Maxime Brault, Quebec

Maxime was recognized for his leadership of the Program Committee on Road Safety Research and Policies (RSRP) from 2021-2023. 

As an active member of CCMTA, Maxime has always been willing to provide his expertise in research and share his knowledge of road safety issues with his peers. During the COVID period, road safety research was significantly impacted. Under his leadership over the past two years, his calm, methodical approach has been instrumental in regaining momentum and rebuilding road safety research priorities.  Maxime is passionate about road safety research and finding ways we can collaborate together to reduce fatalities and serious injuries on our roads. 

Click here to view previous recipients
  • 2022 - Crystal Damer (AB)
  • 2021 - Doug MacEwen (PE), Krista Cull (NL), Gary Matson (MB), George Eguakun (SK)
  • 2019 - Steve Haywood (BC), Terry Wallace (AB), Elizabeth Beecroft (YT), Michael DeJong (TC)
  • 2018 - Lyne Vézina (QC)
  • 2017 - Steve Loutitt (NT), Kwei Quaye (SK), Wendy Doyle (AB), Reg Wightman (MB)
  • 2016 - Paul Arsenault, Peter Hurst (ON)
  • 2015 - Vern Janz (YT), Benoit Cayouette (QC), Denis Boissonault (AB), Sonny Senghera (ON)
  • 2014 - Paul Harbottle (ON), Rob Fleming (ON)
  • 2013 - Doug MacEwen (PE), Lyne Vézina (QC)
  • 2012 - Mark Francis (BC)
  • 2011 - Kent Speiran (NS), Peter Hurst (ON)