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Rob Marshall

Executive Director


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Phone: 250.803.0156 ext 105


Rob and his wife have lived in Salmon Arm since 2005 and enjoy all aspects of life in the Shuswap. They like to spend as much time as possible on their boat exploring Shuswap Lake and hiking the surrounding hills and trails. They have two adult daughters who live in Victoria. 


Rob enjoyed a career in the retail industry for over 40 years, many of those in management and leadership roles before transitioning into his current job as Executive Director. He has been actively involved in several business and service organizations whose purpose is to improve the vitality and economic health of the community.


Rob has always had an interest in the economic health and well-being of the communities his family has lived in and believes it is just a natural tendency to want to give back to the community that supports you and your family.  


Rob is a Past President & Director of The Rotary Club of Salmon Arm;  serves as a Director on the Shuswap Hospital Foundation, Aspiral Youth Partners, and Shuswap Trail Alliance. He also serves as a member of the Shuswap Economic Development Advisory Committee to the CSRD.


Phone: (250) 803-0156 ext 108

Tanja Carlson

Business Development Officer


Darlene Lincoln

Accounting Manager


Phone: (250) 803-0156 ext 103

Board of Directors

Community Futures Shuswap has a Board of Directors consisting of 8 to14 people, who represent the diverse communities within CF Shuswap’s service area.


Volunteers who sit on the Board of Directors and Committees of Community Futures Shuswap represent all sectors of the community and bring with them their expertise in business, finance, education, and social policy.  The Board will undertake an annual review of the composition of the Board and will seek new board appointments to ensure the board reflects:


Geographic representation, and specifically, representation from Salmon Arm, Sicamous, CSRD Electoral Areas C, D, E F, and First Nations communities;


Economic sector representation, including forestry, agriculture, tourism, manufacturing, retail, research and development, communications and /or business services;


Community interest representation, including health, education, local government, the arts, housing, social services, labour, retirement, stakeholder groups, youth, and/or women.


The Board will seek new board members who have diverse skills and attributes, including financial knowledge, business acumen, strategic thinking, local knowledge, leadership, vision, and teamwork.


The Board will annually strike a nominating committee to undertake this work.  The Nominating Committee will commence the process in February of each year with the goal of having new board members approved by the Board in time for the AGM usually scheduled in June.


Board members serve for a maximum three-year term. Board members are limited to three consecutive terms of service (nine years), subject to their being re-elected or re-appointed at the end of each term. Board member terms are set to start and end over staggered years to ensure Board continuity.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Board, contact the Executive Director, Community Futures Shuswap.

Here are a few more specifics if you are thinking of offering your name or putting a name forward to serve on our Board:

Board of Directors Recruitment Process

Based on our Policies and Procedures, the Board of Directors will:


1. Review our composition at the beginning of each fiscal year and identify potential recruitment needs.

2. Consider potential candidates put forward by the current Board of Directors, volunteers, employees, and contractors from community volunteers who meet the criteria and needs of the Board.

3. Choose to recruit candidates by advertising through various forms of media for the Board of Directors and Committee positions.

Board of Directors Succession Plan

Based on our Policies and Procedures, the Board of Directors will:


1. The Director Succession Plan ensures that the representatives have the knowledge and skills necessary to secure the long-term, efficient, and effective performance of the Corporation.

2. The maximum term that a Director can serve is 9 consecutive years from the first date of the appointment. On average, 2 of the Directors will meet the 9-year maximum annually and therefore two new members will be appointed.



If you wish to have a copy of our Director Recruitment Policy and/or Director Or Volunteer Application, please contact the Executive Director, Community Futures Shuswap.

2023 - 2024
Board of Directors

Cookie Langenfeld (she/her), BOARD CHAIR – Silver Creek; expertise in corporate HVAC industry administration, management, sales and purchasing; small business ownership; Non-Profit management

Marie Gray (she/her),
VICE CHAIR – Sicamous – expertise in banking/ finance/ bookkeeping; Royal Canadian Marine Search & Rescue

Doug Murray (he/him), SECRETARY/TREASURER – Salmon Arm - expertise in retail banking, finance, wealth management and business administration.

Theresa Black (she/her), BOARD OF DIRECTORS – Salmon Arm – Expertise in Human Resources, both domestic and international; executive level experience in all segments of Human Resources, including: mergers & acquisitions (domestic & international), labour relations, employee relations, health benefits, retirement plans, employee development, Chief Privacy Officer. Past member of numerous HR Committees including: Petrolium Association of Canada; Human Resources Association, Western Canada; Contract Drilling Association.

Gail Evans (she/her),
BOARD OF DIRECTORS  – Salmon Arm – Sector Experience: Employment Services; Expertise in Career Development, WorkBC Employment Services Program, Client/Employer Services.

Jennifer Dies (she/her)
BOARD OF DIRECTORS  – South Shuswap, Non-Profit management and administration.

Charlotte Hall (she/her), BOARD OF DIRECTORS  – Columbia Shuswap Regional District, Area F; Sector Experience: Property Manager at Century 21 Lakeside Realty Ltd; Vice Chair CSRD Area F Planning Advisory Committee; Past VP North Shuswap Chamber of Commerce. Owner of MiCasa SHUcasa Vacations & AirBnB Super Host; Coordinator of North Shuswap Road Clean Up program.

David Gonella (he/him),
BOARD OF DIRECTORS  – Salmon Arm, City of Salmon Arm Council Representative; Executive Director Salmon Arm Folk Music Society.

Shelley Desautels (she/her), BOARD OF DIRECTORS –Salmon Arm; Small Business owner, Consultant; GIS Specialist; Non-profit management.

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