The United Way of Fort McMurray Board of Directors unanimously endorsed Tony Mankowski as its new President during a meeting held on April 19th. Mankowski succeeds outgoing President Ben Dutton, who took over the role in 2013 after the passing of Barb Jewers.
“I’m excited to contribute to this organization that does such important work in the community,” said Mankowski. “The United Way currently funds 30 agencies and over 65 programs during a period of time when lots of people need help. We have a great team and are ready to respond to the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.”
Tony has over 30 years experience in the energy business. He most recently spent 5 years as Vice President of Operations, Oil Sands, with Nexen. Previously, he worked in a number of different positions with Syncrude Canada Ltd. Passionate about giving back to the community, Mankowski also serves as Vice Chair of the Keyano College Foundation Board.
“Tony’s experience in the community and in senior leadership positions with oil sands make him an ideal choice to lead United Way,” said Ben Dutton, Past President. “I’ve enjoyed my tenure as President and the opportunity to work with a dedicated group of people focused on meeting community needs.”
Mankowski’s one-year term as President begins immediately. Dutton will remain on the Board as Past President.
The Board also confirmed Colin Hartigan as the 2016 Community Campaign Chair and Steve Yatauro as Vice Campaign Chair. The campaign baton will officially get passed at the Community Building Awards scheduled for May 25th at the Keyano Recital Theatre.