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Parks Canada finds Jewel to head P.E.I. field unit


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Jewel Cunningham has accepted an appointment as field unit superintendent, Prince Edward Island for Parks Canada.
A native of St. John's, NL, Cunningham graduated from Memorial University in 1996 with a bachelor of commerce degree, specializing in marketing and finance. She has continued her university studies and is currently working toward a bachelor of arts degree majoring in history and English.
Cunningham held positions with Memorial University and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador prior to joining Parks Canada in 1997 as marketing officer at Terra Nova National Park.
After working as marketing and communications manager for the Newfoundland East Field Unit, Cunningham became the manager of National Historic Sites for the field unit in 2001. In 2005-2006, she held on an interim basis the position of field unit superintendent, Newfoundland East.
Cunningham succeeds David Lipton, who retired from Parks Canada at the end of last year. Cristina Martinez, who temporarily filled the position, recently accepted an appointment as the field unit superintendent of Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve of Canada.


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