The following was circulated yesterday byDon Krusel Chairman of the WESTAC Executive Committee:
The WESTAC Executive Committee is very pleased to announce Oksana Exell (picture above) as our next President starting October 6, 2014. Oksana succeeds Ruth Sol whom we wish a long and happy retirement after over 30 years with our organization. Oksana comes to WESTAC from the Asia Pacific Gateway Skills Table, where she has been the founding Executive Director for the past six years. She has enjoyed a broad range of career successes highlighted by six years as President & CEO of WaterTrax, a web-based water quality management technology that is used by over 1,000 water systems in North America, and another six years at BC Trade Development Corporation progressing through their executive ranks to be President & CEO. Oksana’s balance of private and public sector experience, her experience collaborating with labour organizations and her demonstrated ability to work effectively with governments all prepare her well to work with the diverse stakeholders that make WESTAC the successful organization that it is.