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!

  • http://bargainista.ca Eden Spodek

    Congratulations Dave! I know you’ll succeed in your new role and wish you continued success.

    I hope you’ll have enough time to continue with the PodCamp Toronto organizing team in ’09 too.

  • http://conniecrosby.blogspot.com/ Connie Crosby

    Dave:

    Hey, congrats! I hear they’re good people. 😉

    Cheers
    Connie

  • http://melle.ca Melanie Baker

    Congratulations! (To both you and Thornley Fallis.) As someone who’s recently moved on to the greenest of pastures, I wish you all the excitement, challenge, and growth I’ve been getting, and more.

    You will, of course, be stellar. :)

  • http://www.voiceoftech.com/swhitley/ Shannon Whitley

    Congratulations and best wishes in your new position!

  • http://ductapeguy.net Sean McGaughey

    Congratulations Dave. Good luck with your new job.

  • http://bloggingmebloggingyou.wordpress.com Ed Lee

    good job dave – and good job joe and terry. they continue to corner the market in high-quality, smart thinking bloggers!

    i want to see a blog-off between TFC and the Social Media Group…

  • http://clarkeblog.com Chris Clarke

    Congrats, Dave. I know you and the team at TFC will do great things together – I can’t wait to hear about them. All the best!

  • http://www.prnewswire.com Michael Pranikoff

    Hey Dave,

    Congrats! TFC is a great group.

  • Kimberly Lyn

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

  • http://www,emailkarma.net Matt Vernhout

    Congrats Dave! Sounds like a great opportunity!

    Matt
    @emailkarma

  • http://www.webwalker.ca 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?

  • http://www.ryananderson.ca 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!

  • http://kyrio.wordpress.com/ Kyra Aylsworth

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

  • http://www.socialmediagroup.ca maggiefox

    Congrats, Dave!

  • http://www.propr.ca 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.

  • http://www.martinhofmann.net Martin Hofmann

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

  • http://www.BryanPerson.com Bryan Person

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

    And great hire, Joe!

  • http://www.danielerossi.ca Daniele Rossi

    Great news! Congrats!

  • http://www.fridaynightdanceparty.com Jeff Hinz

    Way to go Dave! Rock on!

  • http://eminencegrisemontreal.blogspot.com Michelle Sullivan

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

  • http://www.pr-squared.com Todd Defren

    Congratulations!

  • http://www.michaelallison.ca Michael Allison

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

  • http://trafcom.typepad.com Donna Papacosta

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

  • http://jaymoonah.com/ Jay Moonah

    Amazing news Dave, congrats!

  • http://www.voxmarketising.com Peter O’Connell

    Dave:

    How awesome! Congrats on the new job.

    Best always,
    – Peter

  • http://www.davefleet.com 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.

  • http://www.prworks.ca David Jones

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

  • http://www.davefleet.com Dave Fleet

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

  • http://www.prworks.ca David Jones

    Sure. Do them more than once a month.

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  • http://rickweiss.ca Rick Weiss

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

  • http://www.forrester.com John Cass

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

  • Karen Nussbaum

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

  • http://www.consolationchamps.com 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!

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    Congratulations and good luck on the career path! Always strive hard to achieve your goals.

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