CABC Welcomes Additions to its Board of Directors


WASHINGTON, D.C., MAY 16, 2024— The Canadian American Business Council (CABC) is proud to announce the expansion of its Board of Directors, with the addition of two new members.

Pauline McLean, Senior Vice President, External Relations, and Chief Legal Officer at Capital Power.

Pauline leads the legal, regulatory, corporate compliance and external relations functions of Capital Power. She also provides support, risk management, and strategic insights to senior management and the Board of Directors.

She brings a breadth of experience and leadership to CABC. Prior to joining Capital Power, Pauline spent 14 years working for the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) in senior legal and commercial roles. There, she led teams through greenfield initiatives to great success. This endeavour included programs to incent renewable electricity and new business models to procure and finance transmission infrastructure. Previous to that, Pauline practiced corporate and commercial law after graduating from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Laws.

Peter DePasquale, Vice President Government Affairs at Keurig Dr Pepper Inc.

With nearly 15 years of experience leading advocacy strategies for Fortune 500 companies, Peter is responsible for overseeing KDP’s public policy engagement activities. His work advances public policies at the state and federal level that align with KDP’s corporate responsibility platform, encompassing the environment, supply chain, health and wellbeing, and people and communities.

As an external affairs leader, Peter is responsible for advising CEO and C-Suite leadership on public policy issues that present opportunities and challenges to enterprise value with an emphasis on legislation, regulation, corporate reputation, public affairs, corporate sustainability/ESG, and Social License to Operate. Peter received his J.D., magna cum laude, from the New England School of Law and his B.A. in Corporate Communication from the College of Charleston.

“We are excited to welcome these two new Directors knowing they bring fresh perspectives to our Board. I have no doubt that their contributions will help us advance our mission to support the bilateral economic and political ties between our two nations,” said Beth Burke, CEO of the CABC.

“The CABC has a long-standing commitment to assembling a diverse and experienced team to enrich our cross-border business relations. These additions bring a wealth of experience and expertise that will help fortify the CABC’s mission of bolstering the Canada-US relationship,” added Nancy Ziuzin Schlegel, Chair of CABC’s Board of Directors.

About the CABC: Established in 1987, the Council is the leading non-profit, non-partisan, issues-oriented organization dedicated to fostering dialogue between the public and private sectors in Canada the US. Members are key business leaders and stakeholders from both sides of the border ranging from entrepreneurs to best name brands in the world. Collectively, CABC members employ about two million people and have annual revenues of close to $1.5 trillion. For more information about the CABC and its leadership team, please visit our Who We Are section.