Chief Executive Officer
Liza Worthington, M.B.A., BComm, BSc, FCPA, FCMA, ICD.D, is a specialist in leading and delivering professional education programs. She holds an M.B.A. from Heriot-Watt University, as well as a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Calgary. She is a holder of the Institute of Corporate Directors designation.
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 a board member of YMCA Calgary. As a life-long learner, she thrives on new challenges and transforming “what could be” into “what can be.”
Karmen Masson, LL.B., B.A., CEC, is responsible for developing and continuously improving educational content for CPLED’s programs and courses, including the Practice Readiness Education Program (PREP) and the Legal Research and Writing (LRW) course. Her work supports CPLED’s students in developing the competencies needed to transition successfully into the practice of law in Canada.
Karmen holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Government from the University of Alberta. She was called to the Bar in Alberta in 1997. She worked in private and public practice for over 15 years, focusing on family law, civil litigation, and wills & estates. Karmen has also held senior management and leadership positions in the justice system and post-secondary instruction and has coached and consulted for lawyers and legal organizations. She has a graduate certificate in executive coaching from Royal Roads University and an associate certificate in conflict coaching from the Justine Institute of British Columbia.
Andrea Rodic, BA, is responsible for the delivery of CPLED programs. Her team is responsible for effectively delivering critical information and exceptional customer service to students and contractors who are engaged in the Practice Readiness Education Program (PREP) and the Legal Research and Writing (LRW) course. The Programs team is the main point of contact for CPLED students and contractors. With a focus on continuous improvement, Andrea is always looking for ways to enhance the student experience and deliver exceptional programs.
Andrea is a seasoned manager with 20 years of experience, having previously managed the team responsible for the pre-certification programs at Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) Alberta and Certified Management Accountants (CMA) Alberta. Andrea is an MBA Candidate at Heriot-Watt University and holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Calgary.
Student Services Advisor
Eric Pye, BA, is responsible for supporting Practice Readiness Education Program (PREP) students who are seeking articling roles through job search support and developing support services for all PREP students.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from McMaster University as well as a Certificate in Career and Academic Advising and is certified as a Resume and Interview Specialist (CRS, CIS). Eric has over 15 years of job search coaching experience and is also certified in Strong Interest Inventory©, which enables him to provide students with dynamic career direction and insight into options that align with their interests and abilities. His prior experience includes international and domestic roles in corporate training, employee relations, recruitment and language teaching.