OceansAdvance Board Member

Over the past 25 years, I have gained wide-ranging experience in the industrial sector in Newfoundland and Labrador.   I’ve been responsible for the successful leadership and management of professional membership and industry associations.  Formerly the Managing Director of AETTNL, an organization that represents the interests of technicians and technologists in Newfoundland and Labrador. They currently have 1,270 members who work in all of the major areas of our economy, including the ocean tech sector. I was responsible for leading/overseeing a wide variety of operational and administrative functions and services, that are largely focused on providing support to the AETTNL Executive Committee, ensuring the effective planning and delivery of administrative, financial management and member services coordination.

Formerly Business Development and Government Relations Manager at Rutter Inc., I was responsible for managing Rutter’s dealings with public relations firms for the development of marketing and communications programs and then the implementation of the marketing plan, including all collateral, both digital and printed. Developed funding strategies to support Research and Development initiatives and assisted in the development of annual budgets. The role at Rutter provided valuable experience in managing the activities of internal stakeholders as well as dealing with external marketing and public relations entities.

As the General Manager of the Aerospace and Defence Industry Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (ADIANL, now the Atlantic Alliance of Aerospace and Defence Industry Associations), I was responsible for executing the strategic plan and for managing the daily operations of the Association. I have both led and participated in national and international trade missions to promote the industry and member companies.

I graduated from the University of New Brunswick with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in International Business.