The Canadian Marine Industry Foundation (“CMIF”) has announced the appointment of Julia Fields as Executive Director, effective August 22, 2022. Julia joins the CMIF with more than 20 years’ experience in communications and journalism in Canada, the U.S. and the UK, including most recently as the Communications Director with the Chamber of Marine Commerce. In her role as Executive Director, Julia will implement the vision and mandate of the CMIF, providing leadership in identifying priorities and objectives, directing staff, overseeing program delivery, supporting committees, and ensuring the CMIF’s financial and organizational viability.
The CMIF serves as a resource centre for information on careers at sea and ashore as well as financial assistance available to support maritime studies at nautical schools and academic institutions. The CMIF also serves as a point of contact to direct educational, mentoring and employment inquiries to appropriate channels.