About Us

HAPPEN's mandate is to reduce the time required for mid- to senior level managers and executives  in career transition to regain employment and provide members with the tools to manage their careers.

Our Strategies

  • Providing a weekly networking forums for members to exchange experiences, ideas, contacts and job leads.
  • Providing weekly seminars and monthly workshops that provide relevant skills that will shorten the search process.
  • Adding all active members as Associate members of the Mississauga Board of Trade, with access to many monthly meetings and networking events.
  • Providing weekly, categorized job opportunities to the "hidden" job market.
  • Publishing and distributing candidates' profiles to employers and human resources professionals.
  • Providing members with a 24/7 networking connection we call HappenLink.
  • Offering members access to a list of Approved Service Providers, to assist in all areas of job search.
  • Offering members our unique personal marketing strategies call "Marketing Letters".
  • New services being added all the time.

Executive Committee

HAPPEN is managed by an Executive Committee of volunteers, coordinated by the Executive Director. This committee oversees our operating departments; Treasury; Programmes; Marketing; Meeting Facilities; Registration; Membership Services; Web Site; Administration.

Jim Geraghty
Jim Geraghty

President 905.338.9177

Robin Wright
Robin Wright

Executive Director
905.842.4696

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Barb Agard-Raymond

Special Projects

Advisory Board

Phil Drash
Phil Drash

Marketing

Epsit Jajal
Epsit Jajal

Information Services

Mike Salveta
Mike Salveta

Recruiting

Judy Suke
Judy Suke

Speaker / HR

Bryan Webb
Bryan Webb

Social Media

Media Relations, Webmaster, Blog Master, Volunteering

Hugh Black
Hugh Black

Media Relations

Chris Rogiers
Chris Rogiers

Webmaster

Administration, Bookkeeping

Eva
Eva

Speaker Coordinator

Joan
Joan

Office Manager/Bookkeeper
905.339.0268

Location Managers

Rick Altman
Rick Altman

Markham
416.452.0123