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BC Soccer wishes Lori D'Andrea the best of success as she leaves her role for a new opportunity

Outgoing Director of Community Development joined Association as an intern in 2012 and has contributed to the association greatly during her time 

October 23, 2020 - Vancouver BC

After eight years of dedicated service to the Association, it is with mixed emotions that BC Soccer announces the departure of Lori D’Andrea as Director of Community Development. 

With much vigour, Lori joined the Association as a member services intern 8 years ago, before transitioning into a coordinator’s role and then becoming the Member Services Manager. As her responsibilities expanded, so too did her understanding and contribution to the Association.  In 2015, she was promoted to the Director of Community Development position where she oversaw the staff in this department and supported not only member services, but also competitions/provincial cups, referee programming, general operations, and judicial. 

During her time, Lori has contributed greatly to BC Soccer operations in several key areas including membership support and guidance, governance/bylaws rules regulations improvements, internal system development (CRM), enhancements to policies and procedures (especially in Judicial), along with programming/event oversight and enhancements.  She has also been instrumental in leading the discussion on membership concerns including amalgamation, and private/for-profit inclusion.

“On behalf of the board, staff, membership and soccer community in BC, I want to thank Lori for the valuable contribution she has made to not only better the association but also the sport that she grew up playing and still loves.”, said Jason Elligott, Executive Director. “Her work ethic and detailed understanding will be missed daily”.

In response to being asked what her time with the association mean to her, Lori said, “Over the last 8+ years, I have truly enjoyed my time at BC Soccer. I am thankful that BC Soccer has continually supported me to take on new roles and challenges; and, explore new areas of work. I will be forever grateful for the many people I’ve met and experiences I’ve had, which is why leaving is a little bittersweet, but I’m confident that the association is moving in a positive direction and the future of the game in BC looks bright.

Lori’s new opportunity will be in an industry outside of soccer and her last day will be November 16, 2020.

About BC Soccer

Established in 1907, BC Soccer is the largest provincial sports organization (PSO) in BC and the third largest soccer-specific PSO in Canada with over 150,000 participants, consisting of registered players, coaches, referees, administrators and soccer leaders. As a professional not-for-profit society and a member of Canada Soccer, BC Soccer is committed to providing the widest opportunities for existing and potential participants, as well as provide support in the most effective and appropriate way for current players, parents, volunteers, member clubs, leagues, and districts.

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