2022 has been a year of change and transition for many, and Cariboo Chilcotin Coast is no exception. Our CEO, Amy Thacker, left us for a medical leave at the beginning of March as was able to rejoin the team at the November AGM in 100 Mile House recently. We are pleased to welcome Amy back and celebrate that she is well after recovering from cancer surgery. On behalf of the board of directors, please join us in supporting Amy’s return to leading the organization.
Along with Amy’s return, we’re also welcoming a new lead for Travel Trade and Travel Media. Please join us in welcoming Lesley Chang to the CCC TEAM! Lesley is a public relations professional with experience in media relations and marketing in the public, private and non-profit sectors. Most recently with tartanbond, she has BC experience with destination marketing organizations and global experience working with trade and journalists. You can reach her for travel trade at email@example.com
or for travel media at firstname.lastname@example.org
Several other team members also faced transitions over the year. The CCC team wishes fond farewells to Beverly Evans, Executive Assistant to the CEO, Travel Trade Manager and Indigenous Specialist and to Geoff Moore, Travel Media Relations and Film.
A note from Beverly:
“To Valued Stakeholders and Colleagues:
It has been a great 9 years that I have dedicated my loyalty to the CCCTA. I have had some great adventures and a lot of learning curves along the way. There have been some big changes to the office over the past 9 years, from the office I walked into with 3 other employees, growing to an office of 12. I must say that each of you that I have had the opportunity to work with has made a big impact on my life and has really made me appreciate where I live and what we have to offer to our visitors, what do they say? You never really appreciate where you come from until you see it through someone else’s eyes! And I must say this statement has never been truer. But like a great bottle of gin all things come to an end. I will always be a big advocate for our area, if you ever have any questions or need assistance, I will always be available.
Sadly, many others have not experienced a positive outcome from their medical battles, and we have lost many leaders in our industry throughout the summer. The CCC team wishes much love and condolences to those who have lost loved ones and we will miss the long-time contributions of many, such as Darlene Van Es, Gary Zorn, and Trisha Larsen.
To those still on a journey of change and transition, whether it is health or life, we lend you strength!