RDEK appoints new CAO

The RDEK Board of Directors has announced they have selected a new Chief Administrative Officer to replace current CAO Lee-Ann Crane.

  • Jan. 14, 2016 5:00 p.m.

The RDEK Board of Directors has announced they have selected a new Chief Administrative Officer to replace current CAO Lee-Ann Crane when she retires later this year.

“As we look to early June and the retirement of our current CAO, the Board felt it was important to have a plan in place to ensure a smooth transition,” said RDEK Board Chair, Rob Gay. “We are pleased to announce current RDEK Chief Financial Officer Shawn Tomlin will assume the role of CAO following Lee-Ann’s retirement in June.”

Crane has been CAO of the Regional District for over 18 years and has been an RDEK employee for almost 37 years.  Tomlin has been with the RDEK for 13 years and has been CFO for nine.

“We wish Lee-Ann the very best in her retirement and know Shawn will have huge shoes to fill,” said Gay. “Having said that, Shawn knows the RDEK, our programs and services and has been a key member of our Senior Management team, so we feel confident he will be able to make the transition into this new role with a good understanding of the role and the support of our Board and staff.”

The RDEK will begin recruiting for a new CFO this week.

 

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