New CEO in 2011
Jack Hall, Chair of the Real Estate Foundation of BC, is pleased to announce that Jack Wong will join the Foundation as Chief Executive Officer, effective February 1, 2011. Currently, Mr. Wong is a member of the Foundation’s Board of Governors.
Prior to his CEO appointment, Mr. Wong was with the Vancouver Board of Trade for 10 years, most recently as Assistant Managing Director, Finance & Administration and formerly as Comptroller and Director of Administration. Mr. Wong has also worked as project controller for major real estate development projects in Greater Vancouver. He is a certified member of the Society of Management Accountants of British Columbia (CMA) and holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Business Administration from the University of British Columbia.
Mr. Wong’s volunteer involvement includes the Vancouver Chapter of CMA British Columbia, Canadian Society of Association Executives, and Sauder School of Business (UBC) as an MBA student mentor. He is a fellow of the Ford Foundation’s Regional Sustainable Development Program.
“The Board of Governors look forward to working with Mr. Wong in his new role,” said Jack Hall. “We wish Karin Kirkpatrick, current CEO, the very best in her new assignment as CEO and Registrar of the Private Career Training Institution Agency.”
The Real Estate Foundation of BC works to advance knowledge and practices leading to more sustainable use and conservation of land in BC through a variety of programs and initiatives, including its grants program. Since 1988 the Foundation has approved over 1500 grants totaling more than $57 million in communities throughout the province.
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Celina Owen | 604.688.6800 ext 103 | celina (at) refbc.com