Chris Atchison is the President of the BC Construction Association (BCCA). Chris has an extensive background working in the association space with a passion to innovate and drive member value. In addition, Chris has developed an expertise for working collaboratively to ensure optimal results for employers, members, communities, and funders. Chris continues to incorporate initiatives at BCCA that introduce progressive and necessary change to industry, while delivering value to all construction stakeholders.
Christy Kerr has worked as a Finance and Administrative Executive in the construction industry for over 20 years. She is co-founder and the Director of Finance of Kerr Controls Inc., a building automation integration company serving clients on Vancouver Island and throughout the Lower Mainland. She has been a trustee for the BCCA Employee Benefit Trust since 2013.
With experience in both the public and private sectors, Christy’s areas of expertise are budgeting, financial management, change management and adaptive communication.
Christy holds a Diploma of Technology from BCIT in Business Administration and is a Prosci Certified Change Practitioner.
In her spare time, Christy is an advocate for employee benefits and a recreational triathlete.
President and Owner of R.F. Klein & Sons Ltd., a local Civil Construction & Landscaping company of over 50 years, Cory has been an active part of the Construction Associations since 2012. He has served on the Boards of the Northern Regional Construction Association, BC Construction Association and the BC Construction Safety Alliance. Cory is also President of Island Cache Stone Company, a landscape supply company.
Outside of his professional life, Cory spends his time with his beautiful wife Sydney and daughters Emma, Lylah and Blake, and volunteers as a Director of the Prince George Railway and Forestry Museum.
Cory believes that the best part of the BCCA Employee Benefits Trust is its passion for keeping the highest quality benefits, possibly while working actively to keep rates as low as possible consistently.
Co-Owner of Glass Canada Inc for 12 years, Debra has been in the construction sector for most of her career in Kelowna and Saskatchewan. Having sat on the SICA, BCCA and FENBC boards, Debra is looking forward to participating on BCCA Employee Benefit Trust as she sees the value they bring to the industry by taking care of our employees mental and physical well being. In her down time you can find her kayaking along beautiful Okanagan Lake or touring friends and family to the many local wineries.
Donna Grant is the President of the Vancouver Regional Construction Association, representing more than 750 member organizations from Pemberton to Hope. For more than 30 years Donna has passionately supported the needs of business, students, and community. She has championed literacy, career development, and mental health in construction, creating programs that make a real difference to individuals who need support. With more than a decade in the construction industry, Donna was a long-time member of the VRCA before taking on her role as President. Her experience in the industry has spanned procurement, business development, strategic planning, marketing, and human resources. Donna also served on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Construction Women’s Association as the Director of Community. She is currently enthusiastically serving VRCA members with a focus on delivering substantive increases to member value.
Serving nearly 10 years with Houle Electric, Rois directs all financial aspects of the company including bonding, insurance, shareholder reporting and managing the accounting department. Rois is also responsible for establishing and implementing growth-driven financial policies for the company, ensuring continued quality of service as the company expands.
As a Certified Management Accountant, Rois served as a Senior Accountant with KPMG in their Business Advisory Services Group, as well as Controller for Budget Rent-A-Car and Assistant Controller for Palmer Jarvis. Rois also operated his own independent consulting company before joining Houle Electric.
Rory Kulmala is the CEO of the Vancouver Island Construction Association (VICA). BCCA VI represents approximately 450 industry members employing 10-15,000 people living and working on the Island.
A long-time resident of Victoria, over the past 25 years, Rory has held several senior positions within both the private and public sectors focusing on engineering, construction and large-scale development projects both regionally and nationally. A retired Naval officer, Rory served for over 28 years with Canada’s Naval Reserve.
Rory holds an MBA from Royal Roads University, is an Applied Science Technologist (AScT) in BC and is an accredited Project Management Professional (PMP).
Today, Rory continues his work in the industry representing VICA in the commercial, industrial, institutional and multi-residential sectors with a focus on the challenges and opportunities facing the BC construction industry.
Scott Bone is the CEO for the Northern Regional Construction Association (NRCA), located in Prince George. Prior to joining the Association, he served as the local contract representative on two major projects led by TransCanada Pipelines (TCP). In this capacity he worked with local communities, contractors, and suppliers to promote associated opportunities. In his role as CEO with the NRCA, he continues to work in collaboration with industry to develop and promote supply chain opportunities. Scott made the move to TransCanada from the City of Prince George where he had served in a variety of roles, culminating in the position of Manager – Supply and Fleet Services, over a thirty-two-year career. Scott holds supply chain management certifications and has acted as an approved instructor for the Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC). In addition, he has served on the Executive of the Quality Council of BC and PMAC, and was recently appointed to the City of Prince George’s Select Committee on Economic Development.
Scott joined the BCCA EBT board of trustees as the Chief Executive Officer of the Southern Interior Construction Association (SICA). Getting his start as a Red Seal electrician in Alberta, he shifted into the roofing and building envelope systems industry after a move to the Okanagan. In his ten years as a partner and estimator in his previous position, he steered the company into new market segments, recruited and retained new tradespeople in a highly competitive market sector, developed and implemented a COR certified safety program, and more than quadrupled revenues. After 18 years in the construction industry, he has now taken on an opportunity with SICA to be a part of something impactful. Through SICA, he hopes to affect change, advocate for fair and equal industry practices, and support and train those who build our communities. On top of it all, he volunteers his time serving the board of directors at a non-profit organization called Little Owl Society For Children and Families.
Tim Doucette has been with NorLand Limited since 2002; initially serving as the CFO and more recently as Executive VP. Mr. Doucette is responsible for leading NorLand’s M&A activities and plays a key role in lender relations, corporate strategy, risk management, infrastructure partnering initiatives and ESG oversight. He is also a member of NorLand Limited’s Board of Advisors.
Before joining NorLand, Mr. Doucette was the CFO for the Jim Pattison Group’s Out of Home Media Division, Canada’s largest outdoor advertising company, headquartered in Toronto. Prior to that, Mr. Doucette was Manager – Financial Planning and Taxation with GTE Directories Corporation.
Mr. Doucette holds a BA, with honours, from Simon Fraser University and is a Chartered Accountant in B.C. and is also a C.P.A. through the State of Illinois.