Acacia Pangilinan is the new executive director of the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce.
The chamber made the announcement Monday (May 6, 2018) the same day Pangilinan started in her new role. Pangilinan, previously the chamber’s programs and events manager, has worked at the chamber since 2015. Before that she worked at the office of MP Cathy McLeod.
While attending Thompson Rivers University, she was student president for Enactus Thompson Rivers, a student volunteer organization. In 2015, she was recognized as Enactus Canada’s HSBC Woman Leader of Tomorrow.
She served as an ambassador for Kamloops in 2008 and as a British Columbia 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.