The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) has appointed Ted Battiston as its new general manager of corporate and community services following the retirement of Norm McPhail.
“Ted has contributed greatly to the success of the organization over 14 years, and brings a wealth of diverse knowledge and experience to the role,” said Mike Furey, chief administrative officer (CAO). “I am very pleased to welcome Ted to this position and look forward to the valuable perspective and oversight that he brings to his work.”
He starts in the role August 14, 2018.
“I would like to acknowledge the contributions of Norm McPhail who retired August 1 following 17 years of service in Whistler with the RMOW and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP),” added Furey. “We thank Norm for his dedication and commitment to the community and the organization and wish him well in his retirement.”
Most recently Norm worked for almost five years as general manager, corporate and community service. He also worked for 12 years in senior policing roles in Whistler and the corridor as part of his 30-plus year RCMP career.
Before joining the RMOW, Battiston worked as resort planner for Whistler-based Brent Harley & Associates from 2002 through 2004 and subsequently held several roles with the RMOW starting in 2004. He started as community sustainability planner, Whistler2020, and then took on an evolving managerial role overseeing sustainability, energy and emissions reductions, and special projects. He became director, corporate, economic and environmental services in March 2016.
The general manager of corporate and community services reports to the CAO and is accountable for the overall direction and management of the Corporate and Community Services Division. As a member of the senior management team, the general manager assists in creating and implementing the strategic direction for the organization.