It’s Time To Grow

SaplingIt’s with a mix of sadness, nervous anticipation and excitement that I can tell you I am leaving the Ontario government and moving on to pastures new.

Since moving to Canada in 2003, and joining the government in 2004, I’ve had the privilege and good fortune to work with some wonderfully smart and creative people and to make a difference in a variety of areas.

From participating in pre-budget consultations for the newly-elected government in early 2004 to leading a re-vamp of the government’s communications training, to planning and rolling-out high-profile announcements in recent months, life has never been dull.

It’s important to me to constantly strive for growth and that’s what I am doing. I have accepted a position with Thornley Fallis Communications Inc as a Senior Consultant, working out of their Toronto office.

This is a wonderfully exciting time for me, both personally and professionally. I look forward to the opportunity to learn from some of Canada’s leaders in public relations and social media, and to hopefully add my two cents to the mix along the way.

So, farewell and thank you to all my colleagues in the Ontario government. You’ve all made the last few years fly by in a blur and I’ve learned an incredible amount from you.

To my new colleagues at Thornley Fallis, I look forward to working with – and learning from – you all!

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James McNally
James McNally

Well done, Dave! Can't believe I missed this news until just now. Good thing you tweeted about it. Will congratulate you in person tonight at Third Tuesday!

Karen Nussbaum
Karen Nussbaum

Congratulations Dave! Welcome to the Thornley Fallis team. I look forward to both meeting and working with you.

John Cass
John Cass

Congratulations on the move Dave, every sucess with the new position.

Rick Weiss
Rick Weiss

Dave,
Congrats on the job! TFC has done well.

David Jones
David Jones

Sure. Do them more than once a month.

Dave Fleet
Dave Fleet

Thanks Dave! Much appreciated. Got any timesheet advice for me? :)

David Jones
David Jones

Good for you, my man. Everyone should be forced to do timesheets at least once in their careers.

Dave Fleet
Dave Fleet

Wow, thanks for all the messages everyone! What a wonderful response.

I'm excited about the move. I've enjoyed my time working in government but this is a great opportunity for me to grow and (I hope) a good fit for both me and the company.

Peter O'Connell
Peter O'Connell

Dave:

How awesome! Congrats on the new job.

Best always,
- Peter

Donna Papacosta
Donna Papacosta

Congratulations, Dave! Great move. I wish you and the team at Thornley Fallis all the best.

Michael Allison
Michael Allison

This is exciting news! I can't wait to see what you get up to.

Michelle Sullivan
Michelle Sullivan

Wonderful news - I wish you (all) all the best and many fruitful collaborative years ahead

Bryan Person
Bryan Person

Dave, count me as one more to congratulate you on your move to TF!

And great hire, Joe!

Martin Hofmann
Martin Hofmann

Congrats, Dave! All the best for the new role at TF.

Joseph Thornley
Joseph Thornley

Dave,
We're looking forward to your arrival. And I'm counting on learning from you. Different experience. Different approaches. Put them together and you get something new - and better.

Kyra Aylsworth
Kyra Aylsworth

Congratulations, Dave! I'm looking forward to working with you and learning from your amazing experiences.

Ryan Anderson
Ryan Anderson

Dave - congrats to both you and Thornley Fallis... I hope you guys do some great things together. If you come by the Ottawa office, be sure to give me a shout!

Douglas Walker
Douglas Walker

Excellent news for both TF and yourself, Dave.

Ed, since my employment doesn't start with SMG until July 2nd I cannot ethically pick up the gauntlet you have thrown down, but just what would a "blog off" entail? Is it like a break-dancing challenge?

Matt Vernhout
Matt Vernhout

Congrats Dave! Sounds like a great opportunity!

Matt
@emailkarma

Kimberly Lyn
Kimberly Lyn

That's amazing. Congrats! You've pick a good time to move - summer is going to be amazing in Toronto!

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