The Quebec Professional Association of Real Estate Brokers (QPAREB) has announced the appointment of Julie Saucier as president and chief executive officer.

Saucier succeeds Éric Charbonneau, who headed the QPAREB since its creation on Jan. 1. She has worked in the insurance industry for over 20 years with companies such as Travelers Canada, Blue Cross and TD Insurance Meloche Monnex.

Prior to joining the QPAREB, Saucier was executive director of the Institut d'assurance de dommages du Québec. She holds a bachelor's degree in urban planning from the Université de Montréal.

"The QPAREB board of directors is extremely proud to have someone of Ms Saucier's calibre lead our organization," said Nathalie Bégin, president of QPAREB’s board of directors. "Ms Saucier is a sharp and strategic thinker, and she is eager to put her talents to work in the real estate industry."

The Quebec Professional Association of Real Estate Brokers is a non-profit association that brings together more than 12,500 real estate brokers and agencies. The organization advocates measures that promote homeownership, and provides training, tools and services relating to real estate and facilitates the collection, dissemination and exchange of real estate information. QPAREB is headquartered in Quebec City and has its administrative offices in Montreal.

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