March 10, 2008
FREDERICTON (CNB) - Lee Ellen Pottie has been appointed executive director of the New Brunswick Provincial Capital Commission.
The appointment was announced today by chair Walter Brown, on behalf of the board of directors and New Brunswick Education Minister Kelly Lamrock, Minister responsible for the Provincial Capital Commission.
"We are very pleased she has accepted this challenge," Brown said. "She brings a lot of energy and expertise to the position, and we look forward to working with her as we move ahead with the ambitious mandate of the commission."
Pottie has been with the commission since April 2007, serving as communications and project co-ordinator. Her appointment as executive director is effective March 1, 2008.
"I look forward to continuing my work at the Provincial Capital Commission with this new level of responsibility," Pottie said. "I am committed to our mandate to increase pride and understanding in New Brunswick."
A native of Halifax, Pottie came to Fredericton in the fall of 2000 to continue her education. She received a BA honours degree in English from the University of Prince Edward Island in 1999 with First Class Standing, as well as a masters degree in English and Creative Writing from the University of Windsor in 2000. She is currently working toward a masters degree in History, focusing on New Brunswick and historical memory.
A published poet, Pottie has also authored academic articles in history. She serves on the University of New Brunswick Accessibility Advisory Committee, and mentors and tutors students with disabilities.
Formed in March 2007, the Provincial Capital Commission's mandate is to promote the culture, history and diversity of the capital region as a gateway to the rest of the province.
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