May 15, 2014

KINGSTON, ON – The Alma Mater Society (AMS) is pleased to welcome Dave Mayo to the role of Information Technology Support Officer. This is a newly created permanent staff position for which Dave was the successful candidate after a thorough search conducted by the AMS President, the AMS IT Officer, the Executive Director and a representative from Queen’s University IT Services.

In his role, Dave will provide support for the continuity, sustainment and development of the AMS’ information technology systems, services, policies and staff. This individual will be primarily responsible for ensuring that the IT Office can support the operation, technical and communication requirements for the AMS.

Dave Mayo joins us from the Limestone District School board after almost a decade in the industry, but has also held roles at Transformix Engineering and as an instructor at St. Lawrence College.

“I am excited to begin at the Alma Mater Society and look forward to working with all the students and staff,” says Dave, “I believe with my background in Information Technology along with the leadership of the Executives, we can offer the students more tools and improve on what the AMS already does so well, providing opportunities and services to the entire student body.”

AMS President Allison Williams stated, “We are excited to welcome Dave to the AMS in this new position. His experiences will be invaluable to the Society as a whole and will provide an incredible mentorship opportunity for our IT Office and staff in the years to come.”

Please direct all media inquiries to Mackenzie Biddie, AMS Marketing & Communications Officer, at marcomm@ams.queensu.ca or (613) 533-6000 x 75850.

BACKGROUNDER

Alma Mater Society (AMS) – http://www.myAMS.org

The central undergraduate student government at Queen’s University, the AMS represents over 14,200 students and is the oldest student government in Canada. The constituency is represented through 12 faculty and residence societies. The AMS Council, which is made up of a three-person executive, six commissioners, and three directors, oversees all day-to-day activities within the Society, including 14 corporate services and various government committees that address virtually all matters of student life at Queen’s.