Having been with Unison for the past three years as development director, Power is intimately familiar with the organization’s programs and potential. She will now bring her nearly two decades of experience and extensive knowledge of event management, sponsorship, marketing, and industry relations to her new leadership role with Unison.
Power will continue the work of Sheila Hamilton, Unison’s first executive director, who is leaving her leadership role after seven years. Hamilton will remain the principal point of contact for applicants to Unison’s Emergency Assistance Program in her new role as director of allocations and services.
“I’m absolutely elated and honoured to serve as Unison’s next Executive Director. The Canadian music industry has been my life-long passion,” says Power, incoming Executive Director. “I can’t think of a better way to support that industry than to sustain and develop the Unison Benevolent Fund.“
“The board and I are excited to see Unison continue to progress under Amanda’s direction,” adds Derrick Ross, chair of the board. “We also must acknowledge our deep gratitude to Sheila Hamilton for her leadership. Sheila was instrumental in bringing Unison into existence, and for continuing with us as our Director Allocations and Services. Everyone who has reached out to Sheila in their time of crisis will know how deeply compassionate and dedicated she is to the health of each member of our community.”
The Unison Benevolent Fund Board has also confirmed board membership and executive positions for the 2017-2018 fiscal year as listed below.
Derrick Ross, Chair
Andy Maize, Vice Chair
Jennifer Hardy, Secretary-Treasurer
Catharine Saxberg, Co-Founder and Immediate Past Chair
Jodie Ferneyhough, Co-Founder
For more information, go to www.unisonfund.ca.