Shannon Day-Newman is a communications and public affairs consultant, community volunteer, fundraiser, and a former journalist. Recently, she helped to found the Friends of the Chateau Laurier, a national advocacy effort to preserve the hotel’s iconic architectural design. Ms. Day-Newman is currently on the National Trust for Canada’s working group on Bill C-23, the Historic Places of Canada Act. Her wide-ranging support for the arts includes gala fundraising committees for the National Arts Centre, Opera Lyra, and Ottawa Art Gallery, and the board of the Thirteen Strings Chamber Orchestra. She has also served on the board of the Canadian Club of Ottawa, including as its president, and on the board and committees of the Rideau Club, overseeing its art collection and chairing special events. Over her career, she has been parliamentary adviser to the CRTC, media relations director for the telecommunications consortium Stentor, senior editor in The Globe and Mail’s publishing division, communications advisor to the Business Council of Canada, and a writer in the Office of the Premier of Alberta. She is now a consultant and co-owner of the Day-Newman Network. A native of Edmonton and resident of Ottawa, Shannon holds a degree in arts from the University of Alberta and in journalism from Carleton University.