Laurissa ManningDirector, Stakeholder and Community Relations

Laurissa plans, organizes, directs, and controls the development and administration of special projects and programs. Through networking, strategic alliances, and or internal development, the Director of Stakeholder and Community Relations manages special projects and activities on behalf of BBI Composite group and associated entities.

Laurissa has worked both in the public and private sector. She is a multi-lingual, independent and confident entrepreneur with over 20 years of event management experience.She has successfully owned and ran two companies.She is passionate about building communities through social media and personal interactions. A detail oriented, results-driven, brand development executive adept in managing and implementing high-profile corporate marketing, events and strategies. She is a passionate brand champion that believes in true consumer engagement to build a positive brand experience.

Laurissa has a proven track record as a collaborative leader who can motivate, and exceed business directives. She is a highly effective, problem solving, multi-tasking manager with a knack for creating and delivering consistently great client experiences through the planning and execution of internal and external projects, events and presentations.

She is a graduate of Dalhousie University and George Washington University. Laurissa has served on several boards including Halifax Grammar School, Banook Canoe Club and Halifast Athletics Club. In 2012, she received the Progress Club Women of Excellence Award.