Albert Brulé appointed to tackle Thunder Bay’s most pressing social issues

Posted on August 12, 2019

Thunder Bay, August 12, 2019 – The United Way of Thunder Bay today announced the appointment of Albert Brulé as its new Chief Executive Officer. After a nation-wide search, the board of directors selected Albert Brulé to assume the community leadership role, effective September 3, 2019.

Brulé has decades of non-profit leadership experience and as a graduate of Confederation College, enjoys close ties to Thunder Bay.  He most recently held the position of Director of Resource & Business Development at Pillar Nonprofit Network, an organization dedicated to cross-sector collaboration, social innovation and community impact.

“Albert’s appointment and this transition for the United Way of Thunder Bay represent exciting milestones in the plan for social change that the board of directors has been working on for the past year,” says Stephanie Noel, President of the Board of Directors of the United Way of Thunder Bay.

“Albert’s community-focused leadership, fundraising expertise and connections to Thunder Bay mean that he is ideally placed to lead our work to improve local lives and mobilize collective action. On behalf of the United Way of Thunder Bay, I am delighted to welcome Albert to the helm and we all look forward to benefiting from his energy and experience as we prepare to tackle important social challenges in Thunder Bay.”

Originally from London, Ontario, Brulé and his wife will relocate to Thunder Bay permanently by September. Both he and his daughter pursued post-secondary studies in Thunder Bay and have returned to the community for years to visit family and friends. Over his career, Brulé has worked in support of a variety of charitable causes with organizations such as the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, the Royal Alexandra Hospital and the Edmonton Opera.

Says Albert Brulé; “I am incredibly honoured to have been given the opportunity to lead the United Way of Thunder Bay as the community and the organization embark on a number of major initiatives, in particular seeking positive social change on key issues such as poverty. My priority will be to continue to bring local community builders together to address the root causes of poverty and alleviate conditions for the most vulnerable members of our community.”