Erin is a leader in Calgary’s non-profit community, a seasoned corporate communications and investor relations advisor, and veteran community board member.
Erin led a disability services organization to increase impact by helping 5X more families.
Opportunity for on-line, small group conversation with Erin:
Thursday, September 30th - 4 pm to 5 pm
Here's an interview with Marley Gillies, Vice President External with the Students' Union of University of Calgary that starts with an answer to the question, "Why is Erin running for City Council?"
When Erin took over leadership at Connections, it was a ‘diamond in the rough.’ It provided excellent supports to a few families, but lacked financial stability. Erin knew if she didn’t deliver results, parents would lose custody and their children would end up in foster care where outcomes are poor.
Erin’s strategic guidance and sector leadership led Connections to financial stability and policy impact.
- Influenced policy by demonstrating that families supported to stay together saved the provincial government $750,000 over the course of a child’s upbringing.
- Attracted additional funding sources by expanding services and demonstrating impact.
- Innovated new programs like Financial Coaching that help families overcome system barriers.
- Increased agency capacity to support five times more families annually.
Erin’s business acumen put Connections in a solid financial position to support 125 families annually, with a stable and impressive team of social workers.
Erin advised Calgary’s leading companies on shareholder communications, reporting on what matters.
As a corporate communications and investor relations advisor for CEOs, Erin built her reputation on realizing shareholder value through disclosure and transparency. National awards for financial reporting and writing made her a sought-after advisor to some of the fastest growing energy and energy services companies in Calgary. She was a key advisor for numerous IPOs, merger & acquisitions, and corporate transactions.
Erin has been a keynote speaker at numerous business conferences, highlighting the role clear communication and appropriate disclosure has in building trust and managing reputations.
As Board Chair, Erin oversaw the delivery of a $30-mm building for DJD, one of Calgary’s premier cultural organizations.
Erin has served as a board member for 9 non-profits including as Board Chair for Decidedly Jazz (DJD). She has put her collective business experience and acumen into helping each attain their objectives by thinking strategically and using their limited resources efficiently and effectively.
During Erin’s tenure as Board Chair, DJD successfully financed and built the $30-million building that houses the DJD Dance Centre. DJD is a jewel of an asset that is the envy of performing arts organizations across Canada.
Erin is ready to roll up her sleeves and get to work for Calgary, confident Calgary's best is yet to come.
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