District Hires New CAO

Sooke, BC – December 8, 2015

The District of Sooke is pleased to announce that Ms. Teresa Sullivan will be joining its senior management team on December 14th, 2015 as the Chief Administrative Officer.

Ms. Sullivan brings a transformative leadership style to the position of CAO, drawing on her extensive executive management experience with the B.C. provincial government. As well, she has a proven track record of success in bringing stakeholders together to achieve success, and looks forward to advancing the goals of the community. “I feel serving as the CAO for the District is an exciting opportunity to help Council and staff build strong community relationships and shape the future of Sooke,“ said Ms. Sullivan.

Acting Mayor Kevin Pearson and members of Council are very pleased that Ms. Sullivan has accepted the position of CAO. Acting Mayor Pearson notes that “Ms. Sullivan’s experience and positive approach will be extremely beneficial to the District of Sooke and we look forward to welcoming her to our team.”

Ms. Sullivan has a Masters in Business Administration from Royal Roads University and has worked in both the public and private sector providing consulting services in government relations, leadership, and media relations. Recently, Ms. Sullivan served the residents and business community of Colwood during her tenure as City Counsellor working on economic development, planning and land use as well as transportation.

About the District of Sooke

Incorporated in 1999, the District of Sooke is a vibrant community of roughly 12,000 residents. Sooke residents enjoy a strikingly beautiful seaside location on the southwest coast of Vancouver Island. Home to a world-renowned art show, fine dining and locally famous mom & pop shops, Sooke offers an affordable and typically west coast lifestyle close to nature, pristine parks, forests and offers community amenities like the SEAPARC Leisure Complex. Sooke boasts a growing economic base due to its easy proximity to bustling Langford and the provincial capital Victoria, affordable property and new venture friendly business initiatives. For more information, see www.sooke.ca

For further information:
Acting Mayor Kevin Pearson
District of Sooke
Tel: (250) 642-1634
Email: kpearson@sooke.ca