DEASE LAKE, B.C. – The Tahltan Nation Development Corporation (TNDC) announced its board of directors has appointed Todd den Engelsen as its new CEO.

Engelsen’s previous positions included director of corporate services with the Morgan Group of Companies, a privately held heavy civil construction, mine development and environmental services company. Previous to that role he held president of sales and operations roles at industrial HSE services companies and was vice-president of organizational development with a publicly traded oil and gas service company where he focused on organizational performance and efficiency, a release stated.

“Being Métis, the opportunity to work with an Indigenous business is very meaningful, and I am honoured to be joining TNDC. I have followed TNDC’s progress with admiration in recent years and am excited to apply my experience to growing TNDC’s reputation as a Tier 1 mining service provider, Indigenous partner of choice, and employer of choice. I look forward to working with TNDC’s board, team, shareholders, and partners to create long-term sustainable growth for the Tahltan Nation,” Engelsen said.

Engelsen holds a masters of business administration in executive management from Royal Roads University and has a designation of fellowship as a certified human resources professional.

“Todd’s professional history in human resources, labour relations, board governance, contract negotiations, working with Indigenous communities, development corporations, heavy civil construction, mine development, and the oil and gas sector, makes him an excellent fit. He combines a strong business acumen with a keen understanding of human relations. On behalf of the board, we extend Todd a warm welcome to the TNDC team. We also extend our gratitude and appreciation to Bruce Gordichuk, TNDC’s president of construction, who has led TNDC as the interim CEO for the past three months and will continue to play an instrumental role assisting Todd moving forward,” TNDC board of directors chair Carol Danielson said in the release.

TNDC is the business arm of the Tahltan Nation and is owned by its shareholders, the Iskut Band, Tahltan Band and Tahltan Central Government.

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