Earlier, we speculated British Columbia Government and Service Employees' Union labour relations specialist Jan O'Brien would be hired as the British Columbia New Democrats' new provincial secretary. And look who's been appointed to that position! Why it's Ms. O'Brien! The following is a complete copy of the news release announcing the hiring.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 16, 2009
BC NDP HIRES JAN O'BRIEN AS NEW PROVINCIAL SECRETARY
Burnaby-The BC New Democratic Party today announced that Jan O'Brien has been appointed Provincial Secretary.
O'Brien is succeeding Laura Nichols, who has served as Provincial Secretary since 2006.
A labour relations specialist, O'Brien currently works in the advocacy department of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union. She previously wrote for a Vancouver daily newspaper and was a vice-chair of the BC Labour Relations Board. She is a director of the Vancity Credit Union and the West Coast Legal Action Fund. She has been involved in other community organizations including DOXA (Vancouver's Documentary Film Festival) and Everywoman's Health Centre. A committed environmentalist, she is a member of Nature Vancouver and the Western Canada Wilderness Committee.
O'Brien will begin her new role early in the new year.