Election Candidates - Bios

08 Dec 2016 8:57 AM | Kyle Drever (Administrator)

Let's meet the candidates in order of their nominations:

Name: Erin Holm

Company: City of Saskatoon

Position: Communications Consultant, Corporate Performance

Bio: I have worked in a number of industries, from construction to professional sport in marketing and communications roles for over a decade. Originally an Alberta girl, I came to Saskatoon to complete my MBA back in 2011 and have yet to leave. I find this City to be quite progressive, exciting and a great place for young professionals and entrepreneurs to make an impact. Currently, I am on my second and final year on the IABC Saskatoon board of directors as sponsorship co-chair and would be very interested in joining the SYPE board to assist with marketing, communications and any other roles you feel I may suit.

Name: Roxanne Olynyk

Company: MNP

Position: Accountant specializing in Agriculture

Bio: Roxanne is a designated professional with MNP LLP in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Specializing in serving the agriculture sector, Roxanne assists a wide variety of agricultural clients including grain farmers, dairies, feedlots, cooperatives, land owners and land renters, to name a few. Working closely with clients Roxanne assists in all areas of their business including audits, financial statements and tax compliance, agriculture insurance programs, as well as exit and succession planning. Roxanne recently became designated as a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree with Distinction from the University of Regina. In her spare time Roxanne enjoys motivating others as a spin instructor. She enjoys anything active and considers herself an athletic enthusiast. In particular she enjoys beach and indoor volleyball, yoga, and running in addition to cycling. Roxanne also loves to travel any time she is able to get away and has been to Europe, Asia, Australia and the Caribbean.

Name: Brianne Mahon

Company: Envirotec Services Inc.

Title: Marketing Strategist

Bio: Brianne is a Marketing Strategist at Envirotec Services Inc., a leading environmental and industrial services provider. In this role she specializes in marketing strategy, digital marketing and sponsorship management. Brianne has ten years of design and event planning experience and has served on the organizing committees for both the Canadian Mining Games and the World Mining Competition. She has previously served a term as an active Board Member of the Downtown Business Improvement District and is currently a mentor and coach for the Edwards JDC West Business Strategy Team. Brianne is a self-proclaimed coffee addict, dog lover and travel enthusiast.

Name: Aygul Aliyeva

Title: Master in Tourism, Heritage and Development

Bio: My name is Aygul Aliyeva. I'm a SYPE member and would like to be on the SYPE Executive. As we enter the New Year and set our goals for the next 12 months, many of us want to make a difference in our lives, careers and ensure our skills stand out for all the right reasons. I am a graduate of Glasgow University of the UK with Masters degree in Tourism, Heritage, and Development, and have several years of event and marketing coordination experience. After marriage, I moved to Saskatoon and I want to be an active member of this community. Since I'm not working I have plenty of time and knowledge to carry this responsibility. I'm enthusiastic to run Event Manager role as a part of the Board of Directors.

Name: Anna Burton

Company: Children's Hospital Foundation

Title: Special Events Manager

Bio: As the Special Events Manager for the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan, Anna has the pleasure of working with many volunteers, sponsors, and community leaders to drive the success of three internal special events throughout Saskatchewan. Anna has experience working on several committees in the city, including a term as Chair of the NSBA 2.0 in 2014, which is responsible for serving their 2.0, or young, membership. For fun, Anna likes to play team sports of all kinds, enjoys camping, traveling and hanging out with other people‘s dogs. Anna is interested in joining the SYPE executive to help ensure that Saskatoon’s young professionals have a fun and engaging presence in our community.

Name: Matthew Bennett

Company: McKercher LLP

Title: Lawyer

Bio: Matthew is born and raised in Saskatoon. He spent most of his youth dancing and competing at Brenda’s School of Baton and Dance. He completed his undergrad in Finance at the Edwards School of Business in 2012 before completing his J.D. at the University of Saskatchewan in 2015. Matthew is a junior associate at McKercher LLP in Saskatoon. He carries on a general practice and is a member of McKercher’s Entrepreneur Practice Group as well as its Resource Practice Group. Matthew has sat on numerous Boards including the World Mining Competition and JDC West, among others. Currently he is a Director for Enactus Saskatchewan, a student organization working to create a better and more sustainable Saskatchewan. One of Matthew’s passions is politics. He has a long career of canvassing and working campaigns as well as serving as constituency president for a major Saskatchewan political party. Matthew through his active SYPE membership, has enjoyed and benefited greatly from SYPE’s events. If elected Matthew believes that his skills in event planning, governance, and advocacy will contribute to building and enhancing SYPE’s ability to connect Saskatchewan’s Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs


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