British Columbia UC
Krissy Van Loon is Communications Manager and Kelsey Newsham-Baerg is Communications Specialist at the British Columbia Utilities Commission.
Blessed with environmentally friendly hydropower that also crosses Canada's southern border, the British Columbia Utilities Commission regulates some auto insurance, a new Fuel Price Transparency Act requiring the gasoline and diesel industries to report price information, and has been investigating and reporting on Indigenous utilities regulation, all on top of usual and required regulatory work. The Commission is mostly still working from home, and under Chair and CEO Dave Morton, now under a matrix work environment.
PUF's Lori Burkhart: What is your role at the Commission?
Krissy Van Loon: I'm the Communications Manager for the British Columbia Utilities Commission. I've been in the role for about two years now. There are a lot of things that go into communications, like media relations, marketing, branding, event planning, internal and external communications, stakeholder relations, issues management, and even a little bit of government relations. As Communications Manager, I'm responsible for setting the strategic direction of our communications initiatives, helping deliver on the BCUC's business plan and priorities, and leading a team of talented communications professionals.