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On behalf of the TNDC Board, we would like to announce that after nearly two years, Paul Gruner has resigned from his position as CEO at TNDC, effective October 20, 2023.

Under Paul’s stewardship, TNDC has undertaken a series of changes that have positioned our development corporation to thrive, both now and in the future, both inside and outside of Tahltan Territory.

From implementing wage increases, improving our benefits plan and payroll processes, and launching the TNDC Rewards & Recognition Program to implementing training, programs, and initiatives to improve our safety performance, improving employee engagement and building a more durable governance structure, TNDC is now a stronger, healthier, and more resilient organization with a clear vision and mandate moving forward.

While we are sad to see Paul go, TNDC wishes Paul and his family the very best as they begin their next chapter in life.

The TNDC Board has already begun a comprehensive process to fill the position.

“During his tenure as CEO, Paul Gruner has been instrumental in updating the corporate policies, procedures, safety, and operations throughout the company. He has worked tirelessly to ensure that all departments and reporting have been brought up to Industry Standards and are led by dedicated professionals who are top in their field. He has also made the training and advancement of our Nation’s members a priority and has implemented the various programs that focus on Employee and members skills and development. Under his guidance, TNDC has become stronger and better prepared to move forward into the future to achieve greater success in all its economic opportunities. The Board has enjoyed working closely with Paul, and we want to thank him for his dedication and efforts on our behalf. We wish him and his family all the best in the future, and success in all his endeavors.” Carol Danielson, Chair, TNDC

“Paul has played a pivotal role in bringing TNDC and the Tahltan Nation forward in a sustainable way that de risks our Nation's company which in turn provides sustainable cashflow to its shareholders, the Tahltan people. His leadership, positive outlook and genuine personality was felt throughout the company and will be missed. He helped create strong governance structures and a powerful leadership team. I have never watched firsthand a single person generate so much positive change to an organization in such a short period of time. He is leaving TNDC a stronger company that is prepared to be successful with or without his presence, which is a testament to the amazing person he is.” Kody Penner, Vice Chair, TNDC

“I would like to thank the TNDC Board for the opportunity to work with the Tahltan Nation. Together we were able to develop a strong team, strong processes, and a strategic plan for today and the future. I would like to thank the TNDC team for all their hard work and dedication. I have never accomplished so much with a group of people in my working career. The future is bright for TNDC, and I look forward to seeing the journey continue.” Paul Gruner

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