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Chamber of Commerce Announce Acacia Pangilinan as New Executive DirectorKamloops – May 06, 2019 – 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.Quotes:Joshua Knaak, President of the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce Board:“Acacia has demonstrated a strong passion and clear vision for the Chamber since she started working here. She demonstrated her ability to grow and learn in her time as interim director. We are excited to work with Acacia and our business community in the coming years.”Acacia Pangilinan, Executive Director of the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce:“Our community is incredible, and I am energized by the great work being done by so many hardworking people. Our Chamber is a champion of our community, and my goal is to support and celebrate that in any way I can. I am looking forward to building relationships and cultivating our community’s success.”