Hut 8 Mining Corp. (Nasdaq: HUT) (TSX: HUT) (“Hut 8” or “the Company”), one of North America’s largest, innovation-focused digital asset mining pioneers, supporting open and decentralized systems since 2018, is pleased to announce the appointment of Erin Dermer to the new role of Vice President Communications, Marketing and Public Affairs, effective today. Ms. Dermer will work alongside the Company’s diverse and ambitious talent roster under the direction of CEO Jamie Leverton to ensure that the rapidly growing prominence of Hut 8 is visible across Canada and in international markets.
Ms. Dermer brings more than 20 years of experience leading national public affairs and digital marketing mandates to promote and protect some of Canada’s top companies, including a decade at Telus Communications Inc. She has served as a trusted advisor to C-suite executives in the technology, transportation, retail, and resource-mining sectors, leading corporate communications for major international mergers-and-acquisitions, product launches, strategic partnerships, regulatory issues and security incidents.
“We are thrilled to welcome Erin to Hut 8 and know that her expertise will bring great value to the Company as we continue to grow,” said Jaime Leverton, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. “When we developed this role, we knew we wanted an avid storyteller that could leverage experience in corporate communications and technology with skill and passion. We’ve found the perfect fit in Erin and we can’t wait to get started.”
Over the last two decades, Ms. Dermer had led digital marketing and influencer relations campaigns with key players in blogging, YouTube, Instagram, TikTok and other social media communities, as well as industry experts across an array of fields. As a public affairs specialist, Ms. Dermer has conceptualized and launched strategies that successfully engaged elected officials, bureaucrats and key voter segments to significantly boost brand sentiment.
“It has been exciting to see Hut 8 grow with speed and confidence as it’s pursued a unique, diversified corporate strategy over the last few years and I am delighted to join such a talented team,” said Ms. Dermer. “The burgeoning blockchain and cryptocurrency industry brings immense opportunities to connect more people to the benefits of its technology with a strong communications strategy.”