KAMLOOPS – The Kamloops Chamber of Commerce board of directors is pleased to announce Acacia Pangilinan as the new executive director for the organization.

Pangilinan, previously the Programs and Events Manager, has worked at the Chamber since 2015. Prior to joining the chamber, Pangilinan worked at the office for Member of Parliament, Cathy McLeod.

While attending Thompson Rivers University, she was student President for Enactus Thompson Rivers, a student volunteer organization that uses the positive power of business to tackle issues in our community. In 2015, she was recognized as Enactus Canada’s HSBC Woman Leader of Tomorrow.

She served as an ambassador for Kamloops in 2008 and later as a British Columbia’s Ambassador in 2012. She has been an active volunteer with the Kamloops Ambassador Society, working with young women in the community.

She has also served on the Kamloops Community YMCA-YWCA and TELUS Thompson Okanagan Community Board of Directors. She is the current Chair of the Business Advisory Board for Enactus Thompson Rivers University.

Pangilinan and her dog Templeton are proud residents of Brocklehurst, and passionate residents of Kamloops. She starts in the role, Monday, May 6.