Renée Fournier graduated with a public relations degree from Mount Saint Vincent University, and then moved to Yellowknife where she spent the first seven years of her career, first in agency roles and then in the telecommunications sector. Renée moved home to Halifax where her first role was as Manager of Public Relations at CTV Atlantic, where she led brand management, community relations, public relations and sponsorship marketing. After almost a decade at CTV, she moved to the not-for profit Discovery Centre, where she started as the Director of Business Development and then moved on to become the Campaign & Communications Director. There Renée honed her skills in business and fund development, brand management, strategic planning and stakeholder relations. In this role, Renée was also part of the senior management team that designed and built the New Discovery Centre that is now open on the Halifax waterfront. Renée is now the Marketing & Communications Director at Sacred Heart Halifax, the oldest, continually operating school in Halifax.