Chamber of Mines hires general manager
The NWT & Nunavut Chamber of Mines announced this week that Karen Costello has been hired as its General Manager, based in the Yellowknife Office.
"I am pleased to welcome Karen to the Chamber — her collective experiences in NWT and Nunavut along with her technical background as a professional geoscientist brings important additional capacity to the Chamber,” Chamber President Kenny Ruptash stated in media release.
Prior to joining the Chamber Karen spent three years as Executive Director, Nunavut Impact Review Board, over 15 years with Crown Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs in both the NWT and Nunavut regional offices, and over three years with the Mines Branch of Manitoba Energy and Mines.
As part of the Chamber of Mines' ongoing succession planning, it is anticipated the General Manager will transition to the role of Executive Director. Of course, that will be once the organization’s long-serving ED, Tom Hoefer, decides to retire.