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Jennifer Podmore Russell joins Nch’ḵay̓

December 4, 2023, Vancouver B.C. – Nch’ḵay̓ today announced the appointment of
Jennifer Podmore Russell as Executive Vice President, Real Estate and Development.
Podmore Russell joins Nch’ḵay̓ after serving a short term as a director on the Nch’ḵay̓

Jenn’s strategic visionary outlook, paired with her deep understanding of the real estate
market and development through a creative mindset, will be an asset as we further refine
Nch’ḵay̓’s strategy and approach to real estate development in the greater Vancouver
area and Squamish Valley.” Said Mindy Wight, CEO. “Jenn also demonstrates a keen
understanding of our values as an organization, which is essential to our ability to grow
our team and work collaboratively with the Squamish Nation and Hiy̓ám̓ to deliver on
housing. We believe her appointment in this role only enhances Nch’ḵay̓’s success in
delivering on our goals while adhering to Nation values, guiding principles, and

Jenn Podmore Russell has nearly two decades of experience in real estate strategy,
portfolio planning and development advisory. Most recently, she held a leadership role as
Senior Vice President on the Advisory team at Rennie. Previously, she led the real estate
division in BC for a top-four accounting and consultancy firm. She was the founder and
managing partner of MPC Intelligence, a research and analytics solution for the new home
development industry in Western Canada. She previously held senior roles within a
Vancouver-based developer and international real estate brokerage firm. In addition to
her contributions to strategic real estate growth, Jennifer is passionate about creating
meaningful change in the community. She serves on the board of the Urban Development
Institute, as an executive board member of the Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation, as director
of the Arrowleaf Board and as past Vice-Chair of the Vancouver Economic Commission.
“Nch’ḵay̓ resonates deeply with my values, and I’m truly honoured to join this exceptional
team, driven by a mission to transform Vancouver’s landscape,” said Jenn Podmore
Russell. “My time on the Board highlighted a desire to channel more of my time and
expertise in the real estate sector towards fostering wealth and economic prosperity for
the Squamish Nation. I’m thrilled to embrace this new chapter and take on a more
impactful role in advancing our shared vision.”

About Nch’ḵay̓
Nch’ḵay̓ was established in 2018 as the economic development arm of the Squamish
Nation. Its mandate is to develop, manage and own the active businesses of the Nation. It
was created to allow for the separation of business and politics within the Squamish
Nation. Wholly owned by the Skwxwú7mesh Nation (Squamish Nation), Nch’ḵay̓ is
generating wealth and creating prosperity from economic opportunities for current and
future generations.

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