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Board of Directors

Incorporated in 2012, the Calgary Total Rewards Network is a not-for-profit, volunteer-based organization. The network is led by a dedicated group of volunteers who provide leadership, fiscal oversight, governance and strategic planning. The Board of Directors collaborate to ensure members are kept up to date on new and changing trends within the Total Rewards space, promoting interaction and professional development. Board meetings take place regularly, once a month. Board of Director membership are nominated each year by the CTRN members in attendance at the Annual General Meeting.

Officers


Carly Radics

PRESIDENT & CHAIR

Description

The President and Chair is accountable for setting and executing the strategy that is aligned to the mission and vision of the Calgary total Rewards Network. The President and Chair ensures that Board initiatives remain relevant to the membership and to the future growth and sustainability of the association. Responsibilities also include presiding at all membership meetings and Board meetings, pubic communications in support of the association, and liaising with the association's partners.


Riccardo Silvestro

PAST PRESIDENT & CHAIR

Description

The Past President provides expertise and advice to the President and Board of Directors regarding past practices and other matters to assist in the transition of the newly elected President. The Past President supports the President and the Board of Directors as needed.


Neil Weerasekera

VICE PRESIDENT & VICE CHAIR

Description

The VP & Vice Chair will work with the President to develop the short- and long-term strategy for the association and will collaborate with board members to support the development and communication, and to ensure the effective execution of the association's strategic initiatives. This position is also responsible to build and foster relationships with WorldatWork representatives and outside partners.


Carolyn Kildare

SECRETARY

Description

The Secretary is responsible for the administration of important documents by collecting and maintaining documentation of the association, such as meeting minutes, bylaws and important filing deadlines for the association’s incorporation status. Responsibilities also include the logistics and organization of board meetings including sending out calendar invites, creating and distributing meeting agendas/relevant material, and supporting the Annual General Meeting activities by preparing the minutes and ballots/virtual voting requests.

Ahmed Harb

TREASURER

Description

The Treasurer oversees the management of the financial affairs of the association and is responsible to report to the board of directors about the financial health of the association. This includes ensuring the financial wellbeing of the association by monitoring accounts and spend on annual projects and key initiatives, and the disbursement of funds related to the activities of the association. This role also manages external relationships with the association’s financial institution and appointed auditor.

Directors


Tamara McMahon

DIRECTOR, COMMUNICATIONS & SOCIAL MEDIA

Description

The Director Communications and Social Media is responsible for the execution of the association’s marketing strategy and oversees the creative direction to communications and social media channels to facilitate enhancing the association’s brand and engaging members and perspective members. The Director of Communications and Social Media will create and coordinate the publication of all communications and assist in the development and implementation of communication plans for programs and initiatives to ensure consistent branding and messaging.


Larissa Featherstone

DIRECTOR, EVENTS

Description

The Director Events is responsible for the planning, execution and facilitation of association events that provide professional and personal development to members, enhance the association’s brand and increase the association’s growth. The Director Events is responsible for handling event logistics and liaising with speakers in developing and implementing event plans and concepts, and scheduling events. The Director Events enables effective delivery of events in the most cost-efficient manner and works closely with the Director Communications and Social Media and Director Member Engagement to create excitement and awareness.


Tamara Vavan

DIRECTOR, MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Description

The Director Membership Development is responsible for developing, implementing and executing member development programs and courses to sustain and expand member’s skills and knowledge of total rewards. The Director Membership Development is responsible to identify programming needs, organize programs and courses for the year, including the association’s mentorship program, and handle any related logistics to ensure smooth execution. This position will maintain positive relationships with WorldatWork and other professional partners, and will also foster positive relationships with post-secondary institutions to help establish greater student engagement and increase awareness of the mentorship program. The Director Membership Development will collaborate with the Director Communications and Social Media and Director Member Engagement to promote and market educational courses and programs to current and prospective members to ensure high participation.


Nicole Zschach

DIRECTOR, MEMBERSHIP ENGAGEMENT

Description

The Director Membership Engagement is responsible for developing programs and initiatives that will enhance the member value proposition and drive engagement. This position oversees membership activities such as, event membership registration, the annual membership campaign, membership engagement survey, member feedback surveys, and provides membership support and maintains website content and design.

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