KAMLOOPS – The Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD) is pleased to announce the appointment of Scott Hildebrand as Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) effective August 17, 2020.

“The field of candidates during the recruitment process was one of the most competitive I have ever seen,” says Interim CAO Randy Diehl. “Scott comes to us with an extensive private and public sector background, and the Board and I are extremely pleased with the experience and skills he brings to the position.”

Over the past two years, Scott has been serving as the CAO for the City of Merritt and previously worked for six years as the CAO for the City of Brandon, MB. His private sector experience includes fourteen years as Regional Zone Sales Manager for Frito Lay Canada (PepsiCo) and four years as Vice President and General Manager for McKenzie Seeds/Jiffy Canada.

“I am very excited about this opportunity with the Thompson-Nicola Regional District,” says Scott Hildebrand. “In my role as CAO with the City of Merritt, I have become very familiar with the TNRD and look forward to engaging with the Board, staff, residents, and the business community throughout the region. I have lived in Kamloops for the last four years and feel that both my extensive career in the private sector along with my local government experience with the City of Brandon will allow me to hit the ground running.” Scott continues, “There will be challenges, but together I feel that we can build on the district’s success to date, and positively shape the future for the Thompson-Nicola region.”

As CAO, Scott will be responsible for the overall management of the administrative operations of the regional district, the implementation of policies and directions of the Board, and providing advice and information to the Board on the operation and affairs of the regional district.

“Members of the Board and staff look forward to welcoming Mr. Hildebrand to the TNRD,” says TNRD Board Chair Ken Gillis. “We have been incredibly honoured to have Randy Diehl as Interim CAO and would like to thank him for his stellar leadership and commitment through these unprecedented times.”