Tehla Bower BA, MBA
Tehla Bower has a diverse background across government relations, community relations, marketing communications, media and sponsorship management. She has worked both domestically and internationally, most recently for state government and the not for profit sector. She has prepared numerous funding applications for state and federal programs including the federal governments’ national Jobs Fund initiative, Innovation Fund program, Small Business Online (AusIndustry), Green Building Fund (AusIndustry), Green Car Innovation Fund (AusIndustry) and TQUAL Grants program (tourism). Since establishing The Grants & Funding Institute in early 2009 she has been responsible for raising over $4 million in funding for a range of clients.
Tehla also has a strong working knowledge of liaising with government departments, in particular ministerial portfolio offices. From 2007-2009 Tehla was responsible for raising over $3 million for the Cancer Council and was a key representative on the Southern NSW Regional Cancer Control Grants Committee in 2007-08. She is a qualified Community Engagement Practitioner and has managed numerous sponsorship campaigns over the past 8 years.
In 2009 Tehla was admitted as a member of the Export Consultant’s Group (ECG) under the auspices of the Australian Institute of Export, and is a registered consultant for the Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) program administered by the federal government.
A former MBA scholarship student at the UOW’s Sydney Business School, Tehla is highly regarded for her ambition, determination and passion for results. In July 2010 she completed the Asian Intensive School of Advanced Management course in Malaysia, an intensive and challenging program providing insight into international business management and the development of entrepreneurial and innovative management strategies.
Tehla has also recently been appointed as a Director on the Board of Junior Chamber International (JCI) – Illawarra Chapter, commencing January 2011.
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