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Brittany Burley Named New Executive Director

Brittany Burley Named New Executive Director

The Board of Directors of the United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Executive Director, Brittany Burley.

Brittany Burley, Executive Director
Photo Courtesy of the Simcoe Reformer.

Brittany Burley brings a wealth of knowledge to the position, including a background in marketing, business administration, and account management.  Her resume highlights roles at myFM, the Centre for Management Development, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and Health Canada.  Her non-profit experience includes work with the United Way, Simcoe Little Theatre, Prince’s Charities of Canada, and Futurpreneur Canada (formerly Canadian Youth Business Foundation).  Burley is a graduate of the Paul J. Hill School of Business at the University of Regina with a Bachelor of Business Administration, majoring in Marketing.

“I am very excited for the opportunity to work for an organization that positively impacts so many lives,” states Burley.  “The United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk is an important part of our community and adds great value to it.  I see a lot of potential to increase our impact to help even more people in need.  We are fortunate to be living in a caring community and I look forward to all of the positive change that we can make together.”

New Executive Director

New Executive Director Named

The United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk has a new executive director. Neil Dring assumed the post on May 6, 2015.

Dring, 55, is a resident of Caledonia but grew up in Port Dover. He has over 35 years experience in the newspaper business with stops at The Simcoe Reformer, The Hamilton Spectator, Grand River Sachem and Haldimand Press.

“I’m very excited about this new chapter in my career,” said Dring. “I’ve always enjoyed supporting volunteer organizations with my role at the newspaper by providing publicity… now I can assist them by providing funding.”

The United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk supports over 33 programs through 13 member agencies.

The United Way will be holding its annual general meeting Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at The Erie Beach Hotel in Port Dover. Tickets are $25.00 each and still available by calling 519-426-5660.

“I’m looking forward to working with people in both Haldimand and Norfolk to raise funds so we may continue supporting and building stronger, healthier local communities,” said Dring.

For more information on the United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk, visit, call 519-426-5660 or email [email protected]