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AMS Announces Resignation of General Manager

February 26, 2013

It is with considerable sadness that the Alma Mater Society (AMS) announces the resignation of Annette Bergeron, the Society’s General Manager. Annette came to the AMS over three years ago and has supported the efforts of each AMS Executive team and Board in fulfilling their mandates. She was recently named the President-elect of Professional Engineers Ontario, and given her growing commitment, felt it was in the best interest of the AMS if she stepped down. The AMS Executive would like to thank Annette on behalf of all members for the work she has done over the past three years.

Annette joined the AMS in 2009 and has been an important figure in many Executive initiatives over the past few years. Throughout this time, she has maintained her volunteer efforts at the local level as a Board member of Kingston General Hospital, and also at the provincial level as President of the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers.

 “Annette has made a tremendous contribution to the AMS in the years that she spent as our General Manager,” said AMS President Doug Johnson. “We are truly grateful for her hard work and dedication in this role, and we wish her the best in her future endeavours.”

The AMS Executive plans to hire a new General Manager in the coming months.

“Annette’s contribution, professionalism and the qualities she espoused will be at the centre of our search for a new General Manager. Her contribution was immense and we hope to find another candidate who is as capable of fulfilling the role and as dedicated to serving students.”  AMS Vice-President Tristan Lee.

Please direct all media inquiries to Taylor Mann, AMS Communications Officer, at comm@ams.queensu.ca or (613) 533-6000 x 75850.

BACKGROUNDER 

Alma Mater Society (AMS) - http://www.myAMS.org

The central undergraduate student government at Queen’s University, the AMS represents over 14,200 students and is the oldest student government in Canada. The constituency is represented through 12 faculty and residence societies. The AMS Council, which is made up of a three-person executive, six commissioners, and three directors, oversees all day-to-day activities within the Society, including 14 corporate services and various government committees that address virtually all matters of student life at Queen’s.