Indspire announces new VP of Communications & Marketing and new Director of Programs & Student Success
August 1, 2023 – Ohsweken, ON
Indspire today announced the promotion of Brandon Meawasige to Vice President, Communications and Marketing and Julie Wildgoose to Director, Programs and Student Success.
Brandon Meawasige is an experienced communications leader and has been with Indspire since November 2020, serving as Director, Communications and Marketing since 2021. A graduate of McMaster University and St. Lawrence College, Brandon started his career working in software and, prior to joining Indspire, managed a web design and marketing agency.
Julie Wildgoose joined Indspire in August of 2021. Julie was the Founder and Chief Engagement Officer at The Power Factory, a marketing and engagement-strategy agency established in 2008. Prior to this, she spent time consulting and executing consumer engagement strategies on behalf of several General Motors brands and with other Fortune 500 companies, producing multiple North America-wide college/vocation campus tours on their behalf. She is currently pursuing her MBA in Coaching, Mentoring, and Leadership at St. John York University.
Cliff Fregin, COO of Indspire, said: “Through their perceptive and insightful leadership, Brandon and Julie have both demonstrated a strong commitment to engaging their respective teams and supporting Indigenous students and educators. We are excited to be working with them in their new roles.”
Indspire is an Indigenous national charity that invests in the education of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people for the long-term benefit of these individuals, their families and communities, and Canada. With the support of its funding partners, Indspire provides financial awards, delivers programs and shares resources so that First Nations, Inuit, and Métis students will achieve their highest potential. In 2021-22, Indspire provided more than $23 million through 6,612 bursaries and scholarships to First Nations, Inuit and Métis students across Canada.
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