Salina Barry, a long-time Sask Sport employee and member of the organizationâ€™s executive team, is leaving after three decades of dedicated service.
Barry, Chief Financial Officer, retired from the organization on June 30.
â€śIâ€™m proud to have helped retain the lottery as the fundraiser for sport, culture and recreation and contribute to the reputation of Sask Sport as a reliable, accountable organization,â€ť said Barry, who started as a Financial Supervisor in the late 1980s.
Inspired by community
Over the years, Barry helped lead the evolution of Sask Sportâ€™s accounting team as it transitioned from pen and paper into the digital age.
The introduction of new automated systems improved efficiency and allowed Sask Sport to serve more organizations through the Administration Centre for Sport, Culture and Recreation and take on new contracts that generated revenue for the organization.
Throughout it all, Barry said she remained motivated by the passion of those she served, including the volunteers and employees within the sport, culture and recreation system.
â€śFor the most part, theyâ€™re working for a cause, not a paycheque, and bring such dedication to what they do. It inspires you to put in the extra effort, because you know that they all are,â€ť said Barry.
Planning for the future
Upon Barryâ€™s retirement, Shauna Hubick assumed the CFO position. Hubick was previously Sask Sportâ€™s Financial Controller.
â€śOn behalf of everyone at Sask Sport, as well as our membership, I would like to thank Salina for her commitment and outstanding service to our organization and the larger sport, culture and recreation community,â€ť said Kevin Gilroy, Chief Executive Officer of Sask Sport.
â€śSalina has ensured Sask Sport set a high standard for performance and reliability. Over the last few years, she has worked closely with Shauna to prepare for a smooth transition. Shauna has a tremendous understanding of the non-profit sport, culture and recreation system and we know that our partners, as well as the organizations we serve, will continue to benefit from the timely, high-quality services and accountability they have come to expect.â€ť
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