Monthly Meeting: September 2015

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Date: Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location: Toronto City Hall

Room: Council Chambers

Note: Open to everyone. Please register in advance by going to our EventBrite page.

Guest Speaker:

Hilary Renner

Public Affairs Officer

U.S. Consulate General in Toronto

Will be speaking about real paid opportunities for Canadian youth and adults provided through a US fund.

Hilary Renner became the Public Affairs Officer at the Consulate General in Toronto in August 2014. Prior to this diplomatic posting, Hilary served in Washington where she was most recently the Policy and Coordination Officer for the Bureau of African Affairs as well as the Spokesperson for three years, speaking to the press on behalf of the State Department, managing a large public affairs team and the overall policy messaging with her public affairs colleagues in 48 Embassy and Consulates.

Hilary joined the Foreign Service in 2002 and has served in Mexico City, Warsaw, and Bogota. Prior to diplomatic service, she worked in public affairs, technical communications, and water resources management, studying water use in desert land environments. She has also attended university in England at the Center for Medieval Studies in Oxford and worked and lived in Nigeria, Chile, and Germany. Hilary was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Djenne, Mali where met her husband Scott, who is also a diplomat and the new Consular Section Chief in Toronto. She has a B.A. from Carleton College and a M.S. from the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University.