The National Exempt Market Association (NEMA) announced on Thursday that Cora Pettipas has been promoted as the organization’s next president.
Pettipas has been with NEMA for more four years and served in the positions of vice president and director. She replaces Craig Skauge, NEMA’s founder and chairman, who stepped down as president.
During her time with NEMA, Pettipas has played key roles in helping the organization develop investor educational tools; launch its quarterly publication, the Exempt Edge; and lobbied on several regulatory advocacy campaigns, resulting in changes such as adoption of the offering memorandum exemption in Ontario.
Pettipas, who has 15 years of industry experience, previously worked with several financial services institutions in the capacity of financial advisor, wealth management, investor services, retail banking, and financial planning. Prior to joining NEMA, her most recent position was as a professor at Mount Royal University, at which she taught finance and financial planning.
“Over the past four years, Cora has proven herself to be invaluable to the exempt market,” Skauge says in a statement. “Her combination of in-depth knowledge of financial planning, unrivaled professionalism and deep-rooted passion has helped both our association and industry make much needed strides in these formative years. Strong advocacy for the exempt market is as important today as it was when I founded the organization and I’m extremely confident that Cora will carry on NEMA’s legacy of being the voice the exempt market needs.”
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