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Tla’amin Nation welcomes Russell Brewer as Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) 

Russell Brewer outside Tla’amin Governance House. Photo Courtesy Paul Galinski- Peak News

April 25, 2024

Following a competitive process Russell Brewer has been appointed CAO of Tla’amin Nation.

Mr. Brewer has served as Tla’amin Nation’s Chief Operating Officer since October 2023 overseeing a large portfolio including public works, lands and resources, the fire department, emergency management, education, health, and community services.

Hegus John Hackett says selection from within provides much needed stability and continuity for Tla’amin operations. “We are excited that Russell has stepped forward to take on more responsibility, he has proven himself a caring and capable leader and is well suited for our Tla’amin environment. On behalf of Tla’amin legislators I warmly welcome Russell to this new role.”

Mr. Brewer brings over a decade of senior leadership experience in a government context. As CAO, he adds Human Resources, Communications, IT, and Intergovernmental Relations to his already expansive portfolio. 

Brewer said “I am grateful to continue serving the Nation in this new role. I am also thrilled to be working with such diligent and dedicated staff at Tla’amin Nation.”

A former school district trustee, municipal director at the regional district, two-term city councillor and CAO for the city Russell is an experienced administrator and public servant. Prior to joining the Nation, he served as the Chief Public Affairs Officer at the Métis Nation BC. 

Russell is also an avid mountain biker, community builder and volunteer. He serves as the current co-chair of qathet Division of Family Practice.