Victoria, BC (ISN) – The Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence Society has announced that Randy Smith has been accepted as a new Board of Director member. He brings valuable business and community experience to the board.

Randy is an active proponent of health and fitness, counting skiing, golf, mountain biking and swimming as his interests. Retired since 2010, he was a financial planner for 24 years, and Branch Manager for a national trust company for five years. He was previously a board member of the Tunijjusiarut Foundation (purpose to provide gifts to the indigent people of the artic), Greater Victoria Art Gallery and treasurer of the Victoria Art Gallery Foundation. Randy was also a member of the Victoria Downtown Business Association, Victoria Harbourside Rotary, Victoria Chamber of Commerce and the Victoria Marathon Society Committee. Dividing his time between Victoria and Whistler, BC, Randy is Treasurer of the strata council for Wildwood Lodge in Whistler, and is also active on the mountain as a host and ski guide.

Jim Reed, Chair of the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence Society, and the recent recipient of the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award, welcomed the new addition to the board.

“We are excited to have Randy join the PISE team. He had a successful career in the financial services industry, he is an active sportsman and his business acumen will be important in helping to shape PISE’s future business direction. PISE has realized success since it first opened its doors in 2008 but there is still much to achieve, and with Randy joining the team our future is that much brighter.”

The other PISE board members are: Elaine Dagg-Jackson, Mandy Farmer, Kathryn Laurin, Peter Lawless, Margaret Lucas, Kelly Mann, and Chris Trumpy.