New President Hired for Initiatives Prince George

    VANCOUVER, Feb. 18 /CNW/ - Initiatives Prince George Chairman David
George and City of Prince George Mayor Colin Kinsley are pleased to announce
that Tim McEwan will be assuming the role of President of Initiatives Prince
    "Mr. McEwan brings an extensive background in economic development. He is
well known and respected within B.C. and across Western Canada," says Mayor
Kinsley. "He has tremendous vision for growing the Prince George economy, and
is the perfect choice to lead our community as we ensure our economy remains
strong through these transition times," Mayor Kinsley added.
    Mr. McEwan is Principal of T. M. McEwan Consulting Ltd., a firm providing
an array of management and public policy consulting services in Vancouver, BC.
    From July 2001 to December 2006, he served as founding Executive Director
of the BC Progress Board, an independent advisory panel of 18 senior business
and academic leaders tasked by the Premier of British Columbia to
semi-annually benchmark and provide strategic advice on the province's
economic, innovation, education, environment, health and social performance.
    Prior to this, Mr. McEwan provided key leadership for the BC Business
Summit, a cooperative non-partisan coalition of 54 business and professional
organizations advocating for positive economic change in British Columbia.
    Initiatives Prince George Chairman David George says he is thrilled to
welcome Tim McEwan to Prince George. "Mr. McEwan will lead a team of dedicated
and highly skilled professionals. With Tim's arrival here, we have a solid
team in place to move our organization forward and grab hold of the
opportunities for Prince George," says David George.
    Mr. McEwan joins the Initiatives Prince George team today, and is excited
to be in Prince George. "Initiatives Prince George has a positive vision for
the economic future of the city and the region. I believe that, in spite of
some challenges on the horizon, enormous economic opportunities lie ahead. In
my view Prince George and the surrounding region's time has come, and I am
honored to be joining efforts to realize the Initiatives Prince George
vision," says Mr. McEwan.

    Initiatives Prince George is a municipally-owned corporation that is
mandated to undertake programs and projects designed to grow and diversify the
local economy. To achieve this mission, the corporation undertakes a dynamic,
integrated marketing program that encompasses investment attraction, trade
development, tourism promotion and film recruitment for Prince George. It also
takes a proactive role in assisting the completion of major business deals
that have strategic value for Prince George.

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For further information:

For further information: David George, IPG Chairman, (250) 564-0282;
Mayor Colin Kinsley, (250) 561-7609

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