Through her company, Acappella Communications Inc., Elizabeth provides strategic counsel and support in communications planning and implementation, writing and editing, and stakeholder engagement for corporate, university, government and not-for-profit clients. She is an accomplished communications professional, with more than 25 years of public, private, and voluntary sector experience.
Elizabeth started her career as communications assistant to the Saskatchewan Minister of Energy and Mines and later as legislative assistant to the federal Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources. Upon moving to the private sector Elizabeth worked as Public Affairs manager (Ontario) with Texaco Canada and later with Imperial Oil Limited as Public Affairs manager (Atlantic). In 1996, she joined Royal Bank as Manager, Public Affairs (Atlantic). From 2003 – 2007, Elizabeth was based in Germany, where she worked with the Canadian Forces community in Europe in several capacities. Elizabeth also taught writing and management at Mount Saint Vincent University and Seneca College (for Canadian Forces Support Unit Europe) in Germany. For her work as writer and editor of the IABC Belgium website, she won two IABC Chapter Management Awards in two consecutive years (2005, 2006).
An active community volunteer for many years, Elizabeth is currently a member of the Salvation Army Advisory Board for Halifax and serves on the boards of both the Charitable Irish Association and An Cumann: The Irish Association of Nova Scotia. Elizabeth also helps organize Re-Jigged, an annual festival of new Celtic music and dance.
Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Francis Xavier University, a Master of Public Administration degree from Queen’s University, a Diploma in Marketing and International Business from Saint Mary’s University, and a Certificate in Adult Education from Seneca College. She is also a member of the International Association of Business Communicators, the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Editors’ Association of Canada.
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