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STARS News Release

STARS CEO one of top 100 most powerful women in Canada

November 26, 2014

Calgary, AB, Nov. 26, 2014 – STARS air ambulance is pleased to announce that today STARS President and CEO Andrea Robertson has been named a Women's Executive Network’s (WXN) 2014 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner.

The Top 100 Awards recognize Canada’s strong, fearless female leaders who have become agents of change in reshaping Canadian organizations at the highest levels. Andrea joins an elite group of Top 100 Award Winners that includes some of Canada’s most iconic women trailblazers, such as Dr. Roberta Bondar, astronaut, Arlene Dickinson, chief executive officer, Venture Communications, Christine Magee, president, Sleep Country Canada, Kathleen Taylor, chair of the board, Royal Bank of Canada and Michaëlle Jean, former governor general of Canada.

“We are fortunate to have such strong and inspiring leadership at STARS,” said Scott Young, STARS vice president of aviation. “Andrea has guided our organization from three bases in Alberta, to six across Western Canada, while maintaining our team’s focus on safety, high quality and compassionate patient care within a challenging helicopter EMS environment.”

Robertson joined STARS as president and COO in 2011 and was appointed as CEO on April 4, 2012. Prior to STARS, Robertson served in a variety of health-care leadership roles including senior vice president and chief nursing officer at Alberta Health Services and vice president for the Foothills Medical Centre and Alberta Children’s Hospital.

Co-Presented by Scotiabank and KPMG, the Top 100 Awards celebrate and highlight professional achievements of women across the country in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors at a time when corporate Canada is undergoing pressure to promote more female leaders into board and executive office positions.

“Despite ever-changing styles and tastes, great leadership is timeless,” says WXN founder, Pamela Jeffery. “Top 100 Award Winners are a testament to the incredible range of female talent and leadership in Canada and proof that change is happening, with more women earning a place at the highest levels of Canadian organizations.” The full list of WXN’s 2014 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners can be found at https://www.wxnetwork.com/top-100/top-100-winners/.

The Top 100 Awards enjoy a strong commitment from corporate supporters. For a complete list of partners, click here www.wxnetwork.com/top-100/top-100-women/.

About the Women's Executive Network (WXN)

At WXN, we inspire smart women to lead. WXN creates and delivers innovative networking, mentoring, professional and personal development to inform, inspire, connect and recognize our community of 19,000 smart women and their organizations in the pursuit of excellence. WXN enables our partners and corporate members to become and to be recognized as employers of choice and leaders in the advancement of women.

Founded in 1997, WXN is Canada's leading organization dedicated to the advancement and recognition of women in management, executive, professional and board roles. WXN is a founding member of the Canadian Board Diversity Council, dedicated to increasing the diversity of Canada's corporate boards. In the fall of 2008, WXN launched in Ireland, a first step in creating an international community of female leaders.

As individuals, we can inspire and be inspired. To our community of members and partners, we thank you for inspiring WXN to lead.

More information and details are available at wxnetwork.com or top100women.ca.

The Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) is a non-profit helicopter air ambulance organization that provides rapid and specialized emergency care and transportation for critically ill and injured patients. Our doctors, nurses, paramedics, and pilots work with a team of dedicated support staff and community partners to save lives. STARS has flown more than 27,000 missions, including more than 660 in Manitoba. We operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week from bases in Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton, and Grande Prairie.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Cam Heke
Manager, Media & Public Relations
STARS
1.866.966.8277
mediainfo@stars.ca

Kelly Lynn Armstrong
Harbinger Communications
416-960-5100 ext. 241
karmstrong@harbingerideas.com

Catherine Flint
Harbinger Communications
416-960-5100 ext. 226
cflint@harbingerideas.com