It is with a mix of excitement and sadness we announce that after 11 years of dedicated service to our community, Brenda Aynsley will be leaving the organization for an exciting new position at the end of July. Brenda is committed and passionate about the United Way movement and is moving to the Lower Mainland to become United Way of the Lower Mainland’s Vice President of Resource Development.
Brenda has been an integral part of United Way’s shift from the traditional fundraising model to a community impact organization. Her leadership and vision within United Way and the partnerships she has cultivated in the region have positioned the Thompson Nicola Cariboo United Way as a progressive partner in the national United Way movement.
She has been a long standing contributor on the United Way Centraide Canada President’s Advisory Council and United Way B.C. Leaders Group. She has also completed the Ivey School of Business’ Community Shift.
Brenda has been recognized for her community service. She received a Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal for community service in 2012 and received the City of Kamloops Pioneer Spirit Award in 2014. She is a current nominee for an RBC Women of Influence award. She currently serves on the Board of Governors for Thompson Rivers University.
“Brenda has been a fantastic leader for our United Way over the last 11 years and she is leaving the organization in a strong position with dedicated and talented staff and lots of momentum to keep building, which is the true test of a great leader,” says United Way Board Chair, Jason Fawcett.
“We want to thank her for everything she has done and we look forward to celebrating her successes while we transition to new leadership.”
A recruitment process for a new Executive Director has begun, led by a committee attached to United Way’s Executive of the Board of Directors, and is expected to be complete by the fall of 2015.
Thank you for all you have given us and our community Brenda.
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