Doug Bland, president of Alcan Cable, a division of Alcan Aluminum, is the new president of the executive committee of the Canadian American Society’s board of directors.  He replaces Rives Hewitt, a principal in the executive search firm, Dalley-Hewitt.

Other officers of the committee include: Joe Riley, senior business development officer of the Oglethorpe Power Corp., vice president; Bill Brown, vice president of the Bank of Nova Scotia, secretary/treasurer; Roger Orloff, president of Acquisition Search Corp., program chairman;

Atlanta attorney Beryl Farris, membership chairman; and Bill Dobbs, managing director, Canada, Georgia Department of Industry, Trade and Tourism, special events coordinator. Carl Rockburne and Carol MacLaren, also are on the board, representing the Canadian Consulate General and the Canadian Women’s Club, respectively.

During an interview with GlobalFax last week, Mr. Bland said that he looked forward to working closely with the Canadian Consulate General in developing speaker programs for the society.

He added that the society would continue organizing cultural, educational and social activities including the well-attended golf tournament and Maple Leaf Ball.

The next breakfast event is to feature a member of the Canadian Snowbirds, which flies Canadair CT-114 Tutor jet aircraft and is Canada’s equivalent to the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angel squadron.  It will be held on May 12 at the Capital City Club in Brookhaven.

For more information about upcoming events, call Donna Murley at (404) 261-7070.