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February CIPS Volunteer of the Month: Alison Drew

February 2014 CIPS Volunteer of the Month:

Alison Drew

Vice President, Program/Marketing/Sponsorship, CIPS Alberta

About Alison: 

What is your Background?

I was born in Carrot River, a very tiny farming community in the North East Saskatchewan.  After graduating high school, I attended the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Manitoba to obtain my degree in Economics and Business Management.  My career has been varied; working in the Public and Private sectors in industries ranging from IT to Agriculture to Construction and more recently, I have found my way back to IT.   I love reading, gardening, fishing and taking full advantage of my proximity to the mountains and campgrounds here in Alberta.  However, my real passion is travel.  My parents were devoted travelers and I have inherited their love of immersing myself in other cultures and experiencing different parts of the world. 


What type of Involvement have you had with CIPS?

New to Calgary, I was looking for an opportunity to participate in an organization for networking and social reasons.  After attending several of the CIPS Calgary events, I knew that this was an organization that I wanted to be involved with.  I currently serve on the Board of Directors for CIPS Alberta / NWT in the role of VP, Program and Sponsorship. 


What value has your involvement with CIPS provided?

I have always been an avid volunteer and I am pleased to have the opportunity to be a member of the board.  Personally, I feel truly privileged to be working with an incredible group of board members and volunteers who share my passion for giving back to the IT community as part of an organization whose mandate couldn’t be more critical to all of us – setting the standards of IT professionalism.  Professionally, volunteering for CIPS has broadened my network of colleagues and opened up a great many opportunities for me now and in the future.  I look forward every month to attending the local CIPS events, meeting new people and sharing information and ideas with like minded colleagues.

I am truly honored to be the CIPS volunteer of the month and I would like to thank everyone whose dedication to CIPS makes this an organization I’m proud to belong to.


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