Meet Our Board: Kate Lafantasie

The Young Professionals Association of Greater Sudbury is run by a board of volunteers who dedicate their time to foster a culture of community engagement, networking, and professional development to empower emerging leaders and young professionals in Greater Sudbury. We wanted to take some time to introduce you to each of our board members in our Meet our Board blog series! Today we are introducing you to Kate Lafantasie. Kate recently joined our board as our new Director of Marketing.
Describe what you do.
I am a Communications Specialist at Health Sciences North, specializing in branding and both traditional and digital marketing. During my “free” time, I provide digital marketing services and work to further develop my skills and knowledge in the field.

Was this the career you always envisioned for yourself?
Absolutely. I love the challenge and the fast-paced environment. It also provides me with the opportunity to continuously learn and stay on top of emerging trends within the industry. 
 
What inspired you?
 
Why did you decide to join the YPA and what do you hope to achieve while on the board?
I was excited to learn about the Director of Marketing position and knew it would be the perfect fit for me. The YPA is an important resource to young professionals in our community and I look forward to meeting and engaging new people and working with/celebrating young professionals in our community. 
 
Do you have any advice for other young professionals?
Be open to opportunities and step outside of your comfort zone. Be resilient and always trust your instincts. 
 
What is your favourite local business?
There are so many great choices, this is very difficult to choose! I think I would say Tuco’s Taco Lounge for bringing something so different (and necessary!) to our community. 

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