Shannon Katary

Shannon Katary

Director of Marketing & Communications, Maestro Digital Mine

Shannon Katary is the Director of Marketing and Communications for Maestro Digital Mine. Shannon is responsible for the creation and implementation of the Marketing and Communications Strategy. As a senior member of the team, she manages and develops the strategic branding, technical writing (internal and external messaging), builds and strengths community and client relations, event coordination, photography, media and public relations for Maestro’s digital solutions. Previously, held the position of Vice President of Marketing & Communications for CEMI – Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation and the Ultra Deep Mining Network (UDMN).

She graduated from the University of Toronto with a B.A. Honours in International Relations/Political Science in 2003. In 2014, she completed her graduate studies in Community Relations for Extractive Industries at Queen’s University in the Department of Mining Engineering.

She serves on various volunteer organizations in her community such as MMTS – Modern Mining & Technology Sudbury, MECA Symposium, Dynamic Earth’s Go Deeper, SAMSSA and Walden Mountain Bike Club. In 2009, she received the Civic Award for Volunteerism from the City of Greater Sudbury. In 2013, Shannon was awarded the Top 40 Under 40 Sudbury by Northern Ontario Business. In 2019, Shannon won the prestigious CIM – Bedford Canadian Young Leaders in Mining Award.

In her 13 years and counting in the mining industry, she has communicated, inspired and connected the world to the importance of mining. For Shannon, accelerating the Canadian mining innovation advantage is a lifetime career and volunteer path where she gets to use her “superpowers” to communicate ideas into tangible commercially viable products and services for the global mining industry. She is at her core, a storyteller who bring the story to life!

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