After nine years as part of the AME team, working closely with all of our members, we are saying goodbye to Roxanne Finnie, Director of Events and Membership at the end of June.  Roxanne has been an integral and dedicated member of the AME team, with many great accomplishments during her time.  Over the years she expanded AME’s membership, building strong relationships with Roundup exhibitors, Regional Groups, and the Old Timers.  She created the mentorship program, focused on advancing new careers in mineral exploration and organized many entertaining golf tournaments.  However, perhaps the biggest success and the item she will always be known for was the creation and execution of AME Remote Roundup 2021, our first virtual conference.

Kendra Johnston, President and CEO of AME stated:

 “It has been an absolute pleasure to work with Roxanne over the past nine years, first in my capacity as an AME volunteer and then in my current role.  She has a remarkable relationship with so many of our members as she always took the extra time to check-in, to ask, and to make sure the needs of our members were being met.  Although we are sad to see her go, we are excited for her to make this transition and wish her the best of luck in all of her future endeavours.” 

AME is also pleased to welcome Kylie Williams to the team as the Director of Communications and Member Relations. Kylie is an accomplished geologist, communications professional and award-winning writer specializing in earth science, technology, business, and responsible resource development. She worked as a geologist for many years before transitioning into communications. For the last eight years, Kylie has run a successful freelance writing business, providing specialist writing services to mineral exploration and mining companies, industry associations and not-for-profits, and resource sector publications.

With years of boots-on-the-ground industry experience and interviews with hundreds of AME members and stakeholders, Kylie understands the full spectrum of issues shaping mineral exploration and development in British Columbia and beyond. In the role of Director, Communications and Member Relations for AME, Kylie will leverage her unique communication skills and experience to advocate on behalf of AME’s members and foster meaningful connections with government, First Nations, communities and AME’s strategic partners.

Please help us in wishing Roxanne well in her final days with the Association and in welcoming Kylie in early July.  If you’ve like to reach out, Roxanne can be reached at [email protected] and Kylie will be reachable shortly at [email protected].


  • Jordan Townley

    As Manager, Marketing and Communications, Jordan focuses on a wide range of marketing activity including PR and Media Relations, Digital Marketing, Measurement and Analytics, Social Media Management, Media Partnerships, Content Development, E-news as well as event support for AME Roundup. Jordan is the Staff Lead for the Communications and Marketing Committee and the Editorial Sub-Committee.

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