At each annual general meeting, member student associations elected three officers to coordinate the day-to-day activities of the Alliance, under the supervision and guidance of the board of directors. Collectively, the officers are responsible for leading the development of the vision, mission, and strategic plan of the Alliance; for attending all meetings as resource-people to the board; for ensuring the compliance of the Alliance with its statutory obligations; and for providing whatever other support the board requires.

Alex McGowan, chair

Alex McGowan is serving his second term on the officer team, this time as the chairperson. Alex concurrently serves as the president and vice-president, external, at the Kwantlen Student Association, while studying for his bachelor of arts in political science at Kwantlen Polytechnic UniversityThe chairperson is the Alliance’s chief executive officer and spokesperson. The chairperson provides general coordination for the support that the officers provide to the board and to member student associations; they also chair general meetings and board meetings.

You can reach Alex via email or at (778) 241-0599.

Kimberly Rutledge, director of campaigns

Kimberly Rutledge is the director of campaigns for the Alliance, after a year of serving as an alternate on the board. Kimberly also serves as the vice-president, external affairs, at the UBC Students’ Union Okanagan while pursuing studies in science at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campusThe director of campaigns is responsible for taking the lead on organizing the Alliance’s campaigns and lobbying initiatives, including the Alliance’s annual lobby conference. They also support the board and member student associations in the research and development of the Alliance’s policy positions.

You can reach Kim via email.

Marissa LeSire, director of finance and administration

Marissa LeSire is serving as the Alliance’s director of finance and administration. While studying at Capilano University, she also serves on the Capilano Students’ Union board representing members in the faculty of business and professional studies. The director of finance and administration is responsible for all of the back-end work that keeps the Alliance running smoothly, and that allows the rest of the officers to focus on provincial student organizing and relationship-building with government.

You can reach Marissa via email.

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