June 14, 2022

ECABC logo 400The Electrical Contractors Association of BC (ECABC) has announced the impending departure of President Deborah Cahill, effective July 20th, 2022. The Board of Directors has begun the recruitment process to find the next leader to carry the Association forward.

“After dutifully serving our Association and B.C.’s electrical contractors for 14 years, Deborah is ready for a new opportunity to share her experience and skills,” says Shawn Boyd, ECABC Chair. “We are very grateful for Deborah’s dedication to our industry and wish her continued success as she takes the next step in her professional journey.”

In her role as ECABC President since 2008, Cahill’s legacy includes the following:

“This is not a decision I have taken lightly. The pandemic has created an opportunity for reflection and consideration of future ambitions,” Cahill shared with ECABC members on Friday, June 10, 2022. “I am confident that the Association will continue to thrive and be fostered by the strength of our staff and our Board of Directors.”

Cahill will support the Board of Directors in navigating the transition and has committed to assisting her successor-to-be as much as possible during her remaining time with the Association.

While the search for a new president begins, ECABC will continue advocating for its members and looking to the future.

“This is an exciting time for the Association and in the electrical industry. We are seeing a lot of positive developments impacting our sector, from growing demand for renewable energy to increased representation on jobsites thanks to Indigenous apprenticeship programs,” says Derek Fettback, First Vice Chair on the ECABC Board. “Deborah has laid a great foundation that will support the new president as they lead the Association to new heights.”

ECABC welcomes all applicants interested in taking on the role of ECABC President and directs all recruitment-related inquiries to Adam Stewart at