New Member Appointed to the Board of Directors at the Neil Squire Society

BURNABY, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwire – October 13, 2009) – The Neil Squire Society has elected Drew Collier to its Board of Directors.

“I am honoured to be able to serve the Neil Squire Society in a more formal capacity. The concept of applying science and technology to help people and have a positive impact on society is an exciting challenge,” says Collier. “Having worked with the Board and Management as an advisor for the past few months on the new strategic goals, I believe that the society has a tremendous opportunity to make a lasting impact.”

Drew CollierDrew Collier is an experienced executive that drives strategy and executes change in complex environments. He is a collaborative coach and visionary/entrepreneurial leader that inspires people and gets results, and he is driven by his passionate towards innovation and applying science/technology to make the world a better place. Drew developed his financial acumen and business leadership working with Vancity Credit Union (new window) , and its subsidiary Citizens Bank (new window) where he held senior roles in Strategy, Operations and Project Management. He has also provided consulting services to credit unions, small businesses and social enterprises. Drew is currently the Chief Administrative Officer, for the University of British Columbia’s Development and Alumni Engagement group (new window). Drew holds an MBA from Queens School of Business (new window) (2001), and is a member of the Certified Management Accountants (BC). His previous volunteer roles have included Chair of the Board at the Better Business Bureau (new window) , and an advisor to the Neil Squire Society.

About the Neil Squire Society

The Neil Squire Society is the only not-for-profit organization in Canada that for the past 25 years has used technology, knowledge and passion to empower Canadians with physical disabilities. The Society has developed innovative programs and services and some of the world’s leading edge assistive technology for people with physical disabilities. More than 20,000 people with disabilities in Canada have benefited from the work of the Society. With about fifty staff, the Neil Squire Society has offices and provides services to Canadians in Vancouver, Regina, Ottawa, Fredericton, and Moncton, as well as to many small communities across Canada via distance education.

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