APEGGA's public relations group has expanded
this year to strengthen its focus on Outreach and strong member
relations. Elizabeth Muir, a six-year APEGGA employee in the
Calgary office, has recently been promoted to full-time Outreach
coordinator. And a new face at APEGGA, Heather Frantz, joins
the Association to fill the existing position of public relations
Volunteers in Calgary are already familiar with the excellent
support that Elizabeth has provided to Outreach for the past
years. Now she takes on the role full time and with increased
responsibility for science and technology awareness activities
from Red Deer south. Says Marie Locke, Elizabeth's former
supervisor: "Not only does she bring continuity and strong
rapport with the volunteers and school officials, she also
brings extensive knowledge of the Association, which will
be an asset."
Sherrell Steele, APEGGA's manager of public relations and
Elizabeth's new supervisor, agrees. "Elizabeth brings
extensive member relations skills and a strong network. I
am delighted to see her take on an expanded role on our team,"
Elizabeth came to Calgary from St. John, N.B., in 1995 with
husband George. After completing an officer's training program
at Alberta Vocational College, she obtained temporary employment
at APEGGA's Calgary office and soon became a permanent staff
Heather Frantz has a bachelor of arts degree from the University
of Calgary and a bachelor of applied communications, specializing
in public relations, from Mount Royal College. Her prior positions
include public affairs assistant with the Calgary Inter-faith
Food Bank, communications assistant with Human Resources Development
Canada in Hull, Que., and communications coordinator for the
Business Computer Convergence '98 in Calgary.
Ms. Steele, her supervisor, says: "Heather brings skills
in writing, editing, project management, media relations,
publications, research and communications." Heather is
hard at work already, launching APEGGA's first-ever digital
media monitoring service.
Heather was born in Denver, Colo., but has called Calgary
home for most of her life. She spends her spare time caring
for her furry companion Cody, a three-year old golden retriever.