Head Office Team
Dr. Kara Mitchelmore, holds a Doctorate in Business Administration from Athabasca University, is a fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) and the Certified Management Accountants (CMA) and is a Certified Marketing and Research Professional (CMRP).
She spent eight years with Certified Management Accountants (CMA) Alberta, including four years as president and CEO. Most recently, Kara was the CEO of the Marketing Research & Intelligence Association (MRIA). She also has a decade of experience as an instructor, including time spent at CMA Alberta, Mount Royal University and Bow Valley College.
Kara is outstanding at moving projects forward, and as a leader and educator, she describes herself as “output-based,” and inspires and equips her team to excel in that regard as well.
Manager of Operations
Liza Worthington is a specialist in leading and delivering professional education programs. Her prior experience includes overseeing the undergraduate, graduate and continuous professional development programs at the University of Calgary’s Department of Family Medicine and the pre-certification programs at Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) Alberta and Certified Management Accountants (CMA) Alberta. Liza was an instructor at Mount Royal University and CMA Alberta. She is a Fellow of the CPA and CMA.
Liza is currently a board member for YMCA Calgary. As a life-long learner, she thrives on new challenges and transforming “what could be” into “what can be.”
Andrea Rodic is responsible for providing critical information and exceptional customer service to individuals who are engaged in CPLED’s Practice Readiness Education Program (PREP). She is a key point of contact for PREP students.
Her previous work experience includes managing pre-certification programs at Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) Alberta and Certified Management Accountants (CMA) Alberta. Andrea holds Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Calgary.
Carly Thompson is responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of communication strategies and plans for both external and internal communications initiatives of CPLED.
She holds a Bachelor of Communication Studies from the University of Calgary and a diploma in Digital Graphic Communications from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT).
Vicki Rinke supports the Head Office of the CPLED team.
She is responsible for arranging corporate events, making travel arrangements, coordinating schedules and handling multiple high-level projects. She is passionate about teamwork and assisting others in driving measurable results.
Vicki has worked across a wide range of industries including Shaw Communications, Fortis Alberta, and the Calgary Flames Hockey Club.