“What excites me about working with the ABMI is the knowledge that my work makes a difference to this leading organization, even though I’m not the one out enjoying the fresh air!”
Colleen has been the ABMI’s Program Manager since 2006. What started out as a short-term engagement has turned into a long-term commitment to the ABMI’s vision and mission. Working with such an enthusiastic and committed group of people has made her years with the ABMI fly by! Her days are spent managing our revenue and expenditures, stick handling agreement and contract negotiations, supporting our Managing Director, and working with our Board of Directors.
Colleen came to the ABMI from Alberta Sustainable Resource Development, where she worked closely with government and industry forest management specialists. Prior to that, she worked in both the private and not-for-profit sectors. She has a diverse employment history, with more than 20 years of experience in project and issues management, strategic communications consulting, emergency management, and planning and development services. As a consultant, she has supported numerous research institutes with strategic planning and technical writing expertise.
She was educated at MacEwan and Royal Roads Universities, and she has also achieved her ABC designation (Accredited Business Communicator). She is a member of the International Association of Business Communicators, and Editors’ Association of Canada.