Emily Cormier decided to join GenNext as part of the planning committee for the Day of Caring after relocating to Thunder Bay for work. After completing work with the committee, Emily officially joined the GenNext Cabinet to continue to work on the different opportunities that GenNext provides to the community. She has always been involved in the community she lives in, and saw GenNext as an opportunity not only to give back to her new home but also to connect with other young professionals in different business industries to develop opportunities for collaboration projects that service Thunder Bay.
Currently, Emily works in the Energy Conservation Department at Synergy North. Her focus is on energy efficiency projects for industrial and commercial organizations to reduce their energy consumption. Emily is a bilingual Project Manager with a background in energy and forestry. One of the highlights of Emily’s career to date was working for the Economic Development Corporation of Wawa. There she was the project lead responsible for developing the Wawa Energy Plan which won the 2017 Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) Community Project of the Year.
Being passionate about volunteering, Emily volunteered as a Business Mentor for students at Confederation College from 2015 to 2017. She also volunteered for Grow Movement, where she worked with African entrepreneurs in Uganda to develop their business skills through the use of Skype, phone, WhatsApp, and email.
A fun fact about Emily is that she has a double! She is one part of identical twins!
We are thrilled that Emily has chosen us to help her give back and strengthen her connection with her new community. We are lucky to have her on our team!