People in Business


OMREB goes Green with CEO
Okanagan Edge Staff - Aug 08, 2019 - People in Business

The Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board has hired its new CEO, who comes to the organization with B.C. ties. George Greenwood comes to the Kelowna-based organization with an MBA from Dalhousie University, a bachelor of technology in management degree from BCIT. He is both a chartered professional accountant and a certified financial planner. Greenwood spent […]

Shelter boss stepping down
Okanagan Edge Staff - Aug 06, 2019 - People in Business

The Kelowna Women’s Shelter is losing its executive director. Karen Mason announced Monday that she is stepping down as the shelter’s boss to dedicate herself to the Supporting Survivors of Abuse and Brain Injury through Research (SOAR) project. The shelter has been working on the initiative with UBCO for the last three years. “I remain […]

South Okanagan loses top cop
Colin Dacre - Jul 25, 2019 - People in Business

The officer in charge of the South Okanagan-Similkameen RCMP is leaving the detachment for a leadership role at B.C.’s RCMP headquarters in Surrey. In an email to media late Wednesday, Supt. Ted De Jager said he will be taking over as the officer in charge of service delivery with the operations strategy branch in the […]

New chief in Wilson’s Landing
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jul 23, 2019 - People in Business

Ronaye Beck has been named the new fire chief of the Wilson’s Landing Fire Protection District. Beck has been serving as the acting chief since Don Bennison retired on July 1. The Regional District of Central Okanagan hired her to be the chief of the paid-on-call department. Before taking on the active chief role, Beck […]

Enderby tackles child care
John K. White - Jul 22, 2019 - People in Business

The City of Enderby is kickstarting its work into child care improvements in the community. After securing a $25,000 grant from the province to undertake a community child care planning process, the city has secured a consultant. Kara Wilhelms will be working directly with the community to develop a child care inventory, needs assessment and […]

Moore back as Warriors voice
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jul 22, 2019 - People in Business

Castanet’s own Wayne Moore is once again the game-day voice of the BCHL’s West Kelowna Warriors. “It goes without saying I am happy Mr. Moore accepted my offer for him to return,” Warriors owner Kim Dobranski said. “Wayne is experienced, knowledgeable and professional, and I look forward to hearing his familiar voice echo throughout the […]

Brounstein promoted in Osoyoos
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jul 19, 2019 - People in Business

The Town of Osoyoos has a new director of operations. Jared Brounstein was originally hired in January as the town’s operational services manager after spending the previous three years as a project manager for a heavy civil construction firm in Clearwater. Brounstein came to Oliver with plenty of municipal experience in large, medium and small […]

Fraser new OC foundation chair
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jul 17, 2019 - People in Business

Gladys Fraser is the new chair of the Okanagan College Foundation. Fraser joined the board of directors four years ago, but she has been involved with the college for more than three decades, first as someone who hired graduates, then as a professor  and ultimately a board member. “I’m delighted to be named chair of […]

Millard leads FP board
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jun 28, 2019 - People in Business

Kelowna’s Brett Millard is FP Canada’s new board chair. Millard, who will take over for Calgary’s Dan Busi, has been on the FP Canada board since 2014. He most recently served as the vice-chair of the organization, whose primary role is to certify financial planners in Canada. “This is an exciting time for the profession,” […]

CO Foundation heads East
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jun 27, 2019 - People in Business

The Central Okanagan Foundation has a new executive director. Laurence East has been appointed the group’s new leader. He will take over from Bruce Davies, who is retiring after seven years at the helm. “We are delighted to have Laurence joining our dedicated team at COF,” board chair Brian Sanders said in a press release. […]