Getting to Know Your Trillium Network Council – Chris Dawkins

CSAE Trillium Network Council represents members across our regional network. This series of articles will allow you to get to know the volunteers who make up the current Council. Each Council member was asked to answer questions about their professional and personal lives – to share a little of themselves. Our next Council profile is of Chris Dawkins.

Chris is the Manager, Member Services at Association Management International. He is responsible for ensuring that the needs of the membership of the associations he serves are taken care of. This includes conference and event planning, membership management and other member services. He has an Honours diploma focused on Community Outreach and Development from Sheridan College. He has recently completed the Digital Event Specialist (DES) program and is currently working on obtaining his Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation.

You can connect with Chris on LinkedIn:

When asked about his motivation to join the Council, Chris stated:

I have always enjoyed getting involved in my local community and thought that this could extend into my professional community.

If Chis won the lottery, he would:

Pay off all his debt and move to a bigger house. He loves what he does for a living, so he wouldn’t quit, maybe just reduce the working days.

Chris’ proudest accomplishment is:

Graduating Post Secondary! After struggling with learning disabilities through the public school system, he graduated as valedictorian of his class and won a few community awards on the way.

When asked what is something people would be surprised to know about you, Chris had the following to say:

Most people don’t know that I can sing. I am part of an online singing community that uses my phone to record songs for both solo and group performances.

Chris is in his first term on the Council. It has been a pleasure getting to know him a little better. We look forward to ‘introducing’ you to the other members of the Trillium Network Council over the next several issues of FORUM.