Director of Economic Development and Promotions, Bathurst, NB - April 12, 2013
My position as Economic Development and Promotions Manager for the City of Bathurst was a wonderful and satisfying position. I created marketing tools for the City as well as worked closely with media contacts to promote the City of Bathurst. I was a business person working in a purely government mentality and therefore there were numerous adjustments that had to be made. Being from the business environment from which I came, I had to learn to thread very cautiously as fast paced decisions and activity were limited to the speed of the bureaucracy with which I coexisted. I had great support from my upper management and I had a free wheeling ability to promote and create new programs and promotions. Due to a funding cut, my position was eliminated four years shorter than I believed the term of employment should have endured.