CSIA British Columbia / Yukon

Last November's election to fill four seats on the BC board saw incumbents Mike Manara and Dianne Dagneau back by acclamation, newly elected board member Anne Terwiel was voted in to represent the Okanagan and Gillian Shaw was elected as director-at-large.

Mike represents the South Western Zone and Dianne is the board member for the Northern Zone.

Mike, who is in his final three-year term with the board, has worked for the past 16 years at Mount Washington on Vancouver Island, where he is the Director of Sports and Guest Services and an active member of the senior management team. He is an active Level 3 course conductor and has served 10 years with the CSIA BC, twice chairing the board.

Dianne, who lives at Troll Mountain in Quesnel and owns a successful financial services business, has been instrumental in promoting events with Level 4 trainers in the northern region of the province. She achieved her CSIA Level 3 in 2016

Anne, who is a senior lecturer at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, is a 35-year-member of the CSIA, is CSIA Level 4 certified, CSCF Level 2 and has an MBA from Simon Fraser University. She is a learning disabilities specialist and CTHRC trainer with the Canadian Tourism Human Reources Council.

Gillian,  a  longtime  tech  journalist  who  has  given  up  daily  deadlines  to  spend  more  time  skiing  and  teaching  at  Whistler  Blackcomb is a Level 2 CSIA. She  is  also  on  the  board  of  The  Vancouver  Sun  Children's  Fund and on the board of trustees of the Jack Webster Foundation.

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