Chief Ron Bear, in his role as the Chair for the Muskoday Economic Development Authority and the voting members of the Board of Directors are very happy to announce the hiring of our new Executive Director, Ashley Charles. Here is a little bit more about our new ED!
Before Ashley joined Muskoday Economic Development Authority LP (MEDA), she served as the CEO for Prince Albert Regional Economic Development Alliance. She has also served in various capacities revolving around Economic Development in areas of Education and Training, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Management Consultant and General Management. She brings a wealth of experience in the Natural Resource and retail sectors.
A key focus of her work has been social responsibility to improve relations with and for the benefit of the Indigenous communities.
Ashley earned a Business Administration diploma through a joint partnership program between the U of S and U of R (now known as First Nations University of Canada). She than continued her education to obtain a Master of Business Administration (MBA) through Cape Breton University, specializing in Community Economic Development
Ashley knows firsthand, the importance of community economic development as it paves a pathway for future generations in terms of jobs, opportunity and growth
Ashley is a proud Indigenous Woman from Treaty 6 territory and is a proud mother of two.
Please help us welcome Ashley as she begins her work with Muskoday Economic Development Authority!