SPEC Welcomes New Executive Director
After an extensive executive search supported by the team at Impact8 Inc., the Board of Directors is pleased to announce Scott Berry as the new Executive Director of SPEC Association for Children and Families effective January 11, 2017.
Scott is committed to community development and the need to build sustainable communities by focusing on strategies that keep youth in those communities. He has developed numerous key relationships throughout Alberta as a result of the community-building projects he has been involved in over the past three decades. He intends to work closely with Brooks and surrounding communities to support children and youth as part of building sustainable and vibrant communities.
Regarding his new role, Scott says,
“I am very much looking forward to joining the team at SPEC and learning more about all the great programs it offers. I can already see the fun and supportive culture that exists within SPEC and I am very excited to be a part of it. The organization is a pillar of support in the community and together, we will ensure that it continues to be relevant and impactful in supporting the communities it serves.”
Scott joins SPEC with over 30 years of leadership experience in the non-profit and corporate sectors, through which he has developed deep skills in strategic and business development, governance, communications and operations management. Scott is dedicated to empowerment of staff, partners and other stakeholders. Recently, Scott reorganized a private family foundation for youth leadership and developed it into a successful public charity serving thousands of youth in Southern Alberta. Scott is a strong community volunteer, and currently serves as Area Commissioner for Scouts Canada.
“We are all excited to have Scott assume the role of Executive Director, says Debbie Larocque, Chair of the Board of Directors. “His collaborative approach and strong commitment to the importance of community will help us build on our strong foundation and continue to serve the people of Brooks in both familiar and new ways.”