On behalf of the NAABA Board of Directors we are happy to announce that Leanne Hawco has accepted the position of Executive Director.
Leanne is a resident of Fort McMurray for over 30 years and has been passionate about community & business development and fundraising for much of that time. “We are so pleased Leanne has accepted the role, she brings extensive knowledge of our region and the key people that make it a great community. She has been ready for this challenge for quite some time. Myself and the other NAABA Board Members are so excited she has agreed to lead our organization, bringing it to the next level” says Nicole Bourque Bouchier, NAABA President.
Hawco served as Team Leader of Marketing and Programs at the Wood Buffalo Regional Library from 1999-2005. Owned and operated Uneik (unique) Gifts and Baskets from 2006-2012 and moved on to the Keyano College Foundation from 2012-2016 as the Fundraising Coordinator for Huskies Athletics and the Foundation. In additional she has worked on community events that include Volunteer Coordinator for Festival of Trees, Canada Day and the Syncrude Boreal Open.
With a strong communications background and ability to create and sustain partnerships, Leanne is keen to increase awareness of NAABA’s past and present role in the Wood Buffalo region, support the membership to provide the necessary resources for business development and continue to build on its already strong membership pool.
In addition to filling the Executive Director position, NAABA is pleased to also welcome Interim NAABA Office Manager, Tammie Tuccaro and Special Events Planner Bernie Ness.
Adding Bourque Bouchier: “The NAABA Board of Directors are happy to welcome the new staff and have been working diligently on future planning for the association. We are pleased with the combined experience and expertise of the team and look forward to working with them.”
Approved Members January 2017
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