The OTA Education Foundation is welcoming Vicki Stafford, Vice President of Resource Development for the Cavalier Group of Companies, as its newest board member.
Vicki taught high school for 11 years in Brampton after graduating from the University of Western Ontario with an Honours Bachelor of Arts, and the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Education.
“We think that Vicki’s background in education, along with her experience in the Ontario trucking industry make her an ideal candidate for a position on the Foundation’s board,” says Foundation chair, Scott Smith, who is also president of J.D. Smith and Sons. S
Aside from her background in education, Vicki helps run a trucking business that has been a strong supporter of the Foundation for decades.
“I know that Vicki has been instrumental in spreading the word about the Foundation with Cavalier’s staff, and as a result, several employees’ children have benefited from Foundation scholarships. We look forward to benefiting from her experiences and insight,” he added.
Vicki decided to leave education and join the family business in 1998, and has found that her background as a teacher was an excellent foundation for the various roles she now plays within the human resources, staff development, and strategic planning functions.
“The mandate to support the children of our industry in their pursuit of higher learning, and to also raise awareness of our industry and the varied careers it offers are important goals to support and have long been personal goals of mine, as well,” she said.
Vicki is also involved in several community and professional organizations including Trucking HR Canada.
For more information on the OTA Education Foundation and its scholarship opportunities, click on www.otaef.com