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After an extensive search that attracted qualified candidates locally and from across Canada, a long-time resident of the Fort McMurray region in Alberta has been selected as the next executive director of the Local HERO (Helicopter Emergency Response Organization) Foundation.
As of Oct. 10, 2023, Lorna Ash will succeed Andrea Montgomery Spring, who has been in the role since the foundation’s inception 10 years ago.
Ash is well known to many, having spent the last 20 years living, working and volunteering in the region she calls home. Since 2016, she has been the director of development of the Northern Lights Health Foundation.
Prior experience with Conoco-Phillips Canada and Total E&P Canada in their departments of Community Investment and Stakeholder Engagement as well as Fund Development, Sponsorship and Events Coordination with the Keyano College Foundation means Ash understands the intricacies and issues of the charitable sector.
“On behalf of the Board, I am pleased to make this announcement. Lorna has the energy and experience that Local HERO needs to continue to build a solid foundation of community support,” said Bryce Kumka, board chair.