New ACA Executive Director

Effective May 15th, 2017 Craig Noonan is the new ACA Executive Director.

We are very excited to have Craig join our team in this important leadership capacity to lead the operations of the organization in the long term. Craig comes to the ACA as a seasoned not-for-profit executive at the national level, with a proven track record of fundraising, outreach and innovation.

 He is highly experienced in strategic planning and in managing complex projects and events, and has earned significant accolades in driving results through partnerships and collaboration.

As a well-rounded, adaptable leader, he is equipped and driven to tackle adversity, and is a natural anchor for his colleagues. His management experience spans the full range of operational competencies. As a result of his broad knowledge base, he understands how organizations function at a complex level, and recognizes the resources at his disposal, enabling him to develop effective strategies for success. Along with revitalizing organizations through game-changing strategic thinking, Craig has shown to be able to dramatically improve the health of a corporate culture and workplace environment. His "person-first" approach allows him to create an immediate bond with the members of his team, and he is proud to have mentored and guided many to progress in their careers to senior leadership roles both in and outside of not-for-profit sector.

Throughout his career, he has helped numerous organizations to grow through advocacy, raising awareness and streamlining operations. Most recently, Craig served as the CEO of the Canadian Deaf Sports Association until relocating to Ottawa in late 2015.

"Based on the history of the organization and my conversations with the Board, I knew that this new challenge would offer me the opportunity to use my skills to make a significant impact and improve the quality of services and support available within the archival profession across Canada" Craig stated. "I am excited to lead the ACA through a period of strategic planning, and to continue the growth which our organization has been poised for in recent years."

On the personal side, Craig is a father of two children, 8 and 10 years old, and he and his wife Kristin reside in the rural Ottawa suburb of North Gower. "As an active family, we enjoy sports, community activities and pretty well anything outdoors." Craig is also fluent in 3 languages; English, French, and American Sign Language.

The Association of Canadian Archivists is very excited to welcome Craig to the team.