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News Release

Announcing QUEST’s New Executive Director


Oct 18, 2018

Ottawa, Ontario – October 18, 2018. Michael Cleland, Chair of the Board of Directors of QUEST, is today delighted to announce Tonja Leach as QUEST’s new Executive Director.

Tonja has been with QUEST since its inception in 2007 in a number of roles of increasing responsibility. She has been instrumental in establishing QUEST’s extensive national network and ensuring that QUEST is known as the Canadian organization that accelerates the adoption of efficient and integrated community-scale energy systems in Canada by informing, inspiring, and connecting decision-makers.

“QUEST is fortunate to have Tonja Leach as its new leader. Tonja’s passion and commitment to the QUEST idea are unmatched. She understands that Smart Energy Communities are not just important to the transition to a low emissions future, they are at the heart of the transition.”

Michael Cleland

QUEST, Chair of the Board

“Contributing to building QUEST into the organization that it is today has been my commitment for the past 11 years and I am thrilled to take on this leadership role,” said Tonja. “We are enabling the partnerships and connections that are needed for bold leadership and real action as we help communities turn smart energy ideas into solutions that make energy systems cleaner at the same time that they better serve all the needs of energy users.”

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