THUNDER BAY - The United Way of Thunder Bay has appointed a new chief executive officer.
Albert Brulé will take over the role starting Sept. 3 after a nation-wide search. Brulé brings decades of non-profit leadership experience and most recently held the position of director of resource and business development at Pillar Nonprofit Network.
"I am incredibly honoured to have been given the opportunity to lead the United Way of Thunder Bay as the community and the organization embark on a number of major initiatives, in particular seeking positive social change on key issues such as poverty,” Brulé said in a release issued on Monday.
“My priority will be to continue to bring local community builders together to address the root causes of poverty and alleviate conditions for the most vulnerable members of our community.
United Way of Thunder Bay board of director’s president Stephanie Noel said Brulé’s appointment and this transition for the United Way of Thunder Bay represents a milestone in the plan for social change the board has been working on for a year.
"Albert's community-focused leadership, fundraising expertise and connections to Thunder Bay mean that he is ideally placed to lead our work to improve local lives and mobilize collective action,” Noel said in a release.
“On behalf of the United Way of Thunder Bay, I am delighted to welcome Albert to the helm and we all look forward to benefiting from his energy and experience as we prepare to tackle important social challenges in Thunder Bay."
Throughout Brulé’s career, he has worked in support of a variety of charitable causes with organizations such as the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, the Royal Alexandra Hospital and the Edmonton Opera.