Woman smiles in front of district building and some greenery/flowers in the garden bed Kristi Ferguson, Senior Manager, Communications + Community Relations

Kristi Ferguson Appointed as New Senior Manager of Communications and Community Relations

July 9, 2024

The Abbotsford School District is pleased to announce Kristi Ferguson's appointment as the new Senior Manager of Communications and Community Relations, effective July 8, 2024. Kristi brings an extensive background in fundraising communications, particularly within the healthcare and community non-profit sectors, making her a valuable addition to our team.

Kristi most recently served at the Pacific Public Health Foundation, where she directed a significant rebranding and name-change initiative, showcasing her ability to lead and manage complex communication strategies. Her previous experience includes several years with the Surrey Hospitals Foundation, where she excelled in managing branding, media relations, and crisis communication efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"A passionate and creative communications professional, Kristi has helped organizations achieve their goals and secure vital community support. She is a firm believer in the power of impactful storytelling to foster community engagement and strengthen connections with diverse stakeholders," said Sean Nosek, Superintendent of Schools. "We are thrilled to welcome her to the Abbotsford School District and look forward to the innovative approaches she will bring to our communications and community relations efforts."

In her new role, Kristi will provide strategic communications counsel to the executive leadership team and the Board of Education. She will develop and execute communications strategies that highlight the school district’s vision, strengths, and achievements, enhancing its overall reputation and brand. Kristi will oversee all district communications, ensuring the school district remains innovative, responsive, and accountable.

Kristi holds a Public Relations diploma from the University of Victoria and a Marketing Management – Fundraising Management certificate from BCIT. Her academic background, combined with her professional experience, positions her uniquely to lead the district's communication initiatives.

The Abbotsford School District's Senior Leadership team plays a pivotal role in advancing the Board of Education's strategic plan and vision of providing a world-class, innovative, and individualized educational experience for every student.

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