It is with great pleasure, that after an exhaustive selection process, the board of Uptown Saint John Inc. would like to introduce Nancy Tissington as the USJI?s new Executive Director. Nancy will officially start her position on Sept 2, 2014 but you may meet her prior to her start date as she familiarizes herself with the BIA membership.
Nancy Tissington is originally a native of Rothesay, NB and is a creative and energetic community minded individual that brings over two decades of an extensive community building, marketing and event management expertise. Previous to accepting the ED role at USJI she was the ED for the Spring Garden Area Business Association and worked closely with the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) as the Business Improvement District Coordinator in the Capital District office for 4 years.? Her organizations primary focus was on revitalizing the urban core. Nancy was the business liaison that cultivated positive partnerships for the betterment of the commercial district.? The result of her work with the Spring Garden Area Business Association has left the Spring Garden area one of the busiest walked retail streets east of Montreal. Nancy prides herself in building strong public and private partnerships for the greater good of community.? Her expertise in connecting agencies and business stakeholders for a transparent outcomes has repeatedly resulted in win win outcomes for all stakeholders.
Nancy has received awards with the Department of Justice from the Province of Nova Scotia, and? a distinct honour on her collaboration with Greater Halifax Partnership. A program of note is The ?SmartBusiness? program which identified the needs and challenges of the business? community then helped businesses to stay and grow in the region.
Nancy is also an active volunteer and community supporter not just locally but also internationally with yearly service trips to Guatemala in supporting children orphanages.
Chris Boudreau, USJI Board President, said ?This year has been a year of change for USJI. From new board composition to operational changes to a renewed focus on connecting with our BIA Members. The addition of a new Executive Director that has the skill set and experience of Nancy Tissington will help accelerate the USJI objectives and bring fresh new energy to the organization. The board HR Committee worked tirelessly through the selection process and was able to attract great talent to Saint John and add another passionate member to our Saint John community.?
The USJI Board welcomes Nancy to the team and we look forward to the community meeting Nancy in the coming weeks.