SHIFT Announces 2016-2017 Executive and Board of Directors

Travelling in style in a Thunder Bay Transit bus the Shift Network business crawl tours local businesses
Travelling in style in a Thunder Bay Transit bus the Shift Network business crawl tours local businesses

First Female President Declared at SHIFT AGM

Thunder Bay – Following a successful Annual General Meeting, SHIFT Thunder Bay’s Young Professionals Network is pleased to
announce its 2016-2017 Executive and Board of Directors. The twelve members encompass a wide range of professional expertise from business and construction, to finance, law, marketing and economic development. Leading this dynamic group are:

  1. President – Amanda Bay- Firedog Communications
  2. Vice-President – Samantha Mihalus, Jones & Associates
  3. Treasurer – Peter Marchl, Normaxx Financial
  4. Secretary – Mike Maher, Buset & Partners LLP
  5. Director of Community Service – David George Noonan, Bay Meats Butcher Shop
  6. Director of Fund Development – Agata Doucette, Acadia Broadcasting
  7. Director of Policy & Research – Dani Ashley, Canadian Cancer Society
  8. Director of Professional & Personal Development – Katrina Sutherland,
    Brighter Days Elderly Services
  9. Director of Social Programs – Kateri Skaarup, Skaarup Construction
  10. Director of Communications – Lexie Penko, Community Economic Development
    Commission
  11. Director of Membership Services – Ashley Quarrell, Confederation College
  12. Director at Large – Alexandra Calderon , Shelter House Thunder Bay

In a media release SHIFT says, “This is the first time a female has filled the role of President for the not for profit organization that formed in 2008.

”Over the past couple of years SHIFT has really evolved, increasing its advocacy and profile. The board and membership have created a very strong platform for young professionals in Thunder Bay and I am excited to continue on with their vision,” said SHIFT President, Amanda Bay. “The under 40s are a culture that value experiences where meaningful connections are made and that can be one of the most critical roles SHIFT can play in the community.”

SHIFT brings the under 40 demographic together to socialize, mobilize and realize personal, professional and community development. SHIFT has a vision to retain and attract young professionals in Thunder Bay, and supports young professionals to realize their goals while making a positive impact in the community. Every SHIFTer shares a common value that we believe in what’s next for Thunder Bay and we want to help drive the community forward.