Jim Russell, CEO United Way Peterborough & District announced today at the United Way office on Stewart Street that local social media maverick and entrepreneur, Neil Morton would Chair the 2017 Community Campaign.
Russell made the announcement saying, “Neil’s leadership style, social media expertise, deep roots in the community, and entrepreneurial spirit are widely known and highly valued.”
Neil is the son of David Morton former head of Quaker in Peterborough. Having moved to Peterborough at a young age, Neil developed a profound love for the community. He attended Adam Scott and graduated from Trent with an honours degree in history and English.
He moved to Toronto to study journalism at Ryerson University and for 18 years worked as Magazine/Digital editor for multiple publishing companies before returning to Peterborough with his family, as part of a lifestyle choice.
Mr. Morton is Co-Founder of the digital media company PTBOCanada.com and Co-Founder of the boutique social advertising agency StudioPTBO.com. He sits on the board of the Peterborough Chamber, is an expert-in-residence on social media/branding at the Innovation Cluster, and is a Founding Member of the grassroots entrepreneurial organization Startup Peterborough (local chapter of Startup Canada). Morton does regular public speaking on branding, social media, marketing and positivity. Morton resides in Peterborough with his wife, Christi, and teenage daughters, Avery & Chloe. He loves Peterborough & plaid.
“The Campaign will launch this year on Sept 19th, and I am in the midst of putting the final touches on this year’s Campaign Cabinet. In fact I am happy to announce this morning that Robert Gauvreau has agreed to be vice chair for the campaign. I will be looking to round out the team with eager, Peterborough loving champions!”
For more information, please contact;
Jim Russell, CEO
United Way Peterborough & District