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!

38 Responses toIt’s Time To Grow

  • 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.

  • Dave:

    Hey, congrats! I hear they’re good people. πŸ˜‰


  • 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. πŸ™‚

  • Congratulations and best wishes in your new position!

  • Congratulations Dave. Good luck with your new job.

  • 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…

  • 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!

  • Hey Dave,

    Congrats! TFC is a great group.

  • Kimberly Lyn
    ago12 years

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

  • Congrats Dave! Sounds like a great opportunity!


  • 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?

  • 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!

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

  • Congrats, Dave!

  • 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.

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

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

    And great hire, Joe!

  • Great news! Congrats!

  • Way to go Dave! Rock on!

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

  • Congratulations!

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

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

  • Amazing news Dave, congrats!

  • Dave:

    How awesome! Congrats on the new job.

    Best always,
    – Peter

  • 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.

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

  • Thanks Dave! Much appreciated. Got any timesheet advice for me? πŸ™‚

  • Sure. Do them more than once a month.

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

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

  • Karen Nussbaum
    ago12 years

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

  • 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!

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

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