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Ben Borne, MAPC, CMP
President & COO, Symmetry Public Relations
Ben is a communications professional on paper, but a relationship builder at heart. Over the years, Ben has nurtured a passion for using strategic communications to create inclusive, generous, and responsible communities. Ben is Canada’s first self-identified Indigenous certified Communication Management Professional. In 2020, he was listed on CBC’s Future40 list in the business and entrepreneurship category. In 2023, he received the Royal Roads University Founders’ Award for his commitment to sustainability, diversity, equity, inclusion and personal growth. In his spare time, Ben enjoys reading, watching Netflix, pretending to be a hardcore gamer, and travelling.
Sarah Bridgette, BA, CHRP
Founder, Navigate HR
Sarah is a Senior Human Resources Professional with 19 years of progressively responsible leadership experience. She received her CPHR designation in 2008. Sarah’s experience in Human Resources has provided her with extensive exposure and collaboration with both Senior and Executive Leadership teams, as well as working alongside front-line employees and middle- management. Over the course of her career, Sarah has assessed departments that may be struggling, and has provided recommendations on areas of growth and development. Sarah excels in facilitating fair and impartial workplace investigations and reports outcomes and recommendations. She is a coach, guide, and mentor to all levels of employees and enjoys navigating conversations with leaders in ensuring the human element of their job responsibilities is always top of mind.She prides herself in fostering positive, trustworthy working relationships with employees and leaders that supports in identifying gaps in training, improving employee engagement, and supporting on-going development of front-line and management personnel.