BCMTA Names New Executive Director

The BC Marine Trades Association (BCMTA) and the BC Yacht Brokers Association (BCYBA) have announced the appointment of Kim Barbero as their new Executive Director. “Kim was chosen following an extensive executive search,” said BCMTA President Alan Stovell. “Her qualifications, experience and energy made her a front runner right from the start.”

Don Young, President of BCYBA, agreed with Stovell's comments, adding that he was especially impressed with her marketing and communications background. “Kim's experience in brand management and marketing will be a great resource when we look at public awareness of the boat shows for both associations.”

Through her company, Carah Worldwide Consulting, Kim will oversee the management of both associations while continuing as a trusted advisor to her clients in the area of crisis, issues and media management. She also develops and delivers on brand, marketing and business strategies that improve organizational effectiveness.

Throughout her 20-year career within the non-profit, corporate and consulting environments, Kim has led award-winning teams and developed programs to engage stakeholders, increase member and customer satisfaction, and strengthen the reputation of local and international organizations and clients in the real estate, pharmaceutical, energy and maritime sectors.  

Kim serves on the Public Relations Advisory Board for INTERTANKO (the International Association of Independent Tanker Owners), which provides leadership in the development of international maritime safety and environmental protection standards and regulations. She studied the Anatomy of Shipping at Cambridge University in 2005, earned her ABC (Accredited Business Communicator) designation from the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) in 2002 and graduated with a diploma in Journalism in 1988.  

Kim takes over from Jane McIvor on August 1, 2010. All contact information for both associations remains the same.

For more information:

Prior to August 1, 2010:

Jane McIvor (jane@bcmta.com)


After August 1, 2010:

Kim Barbero (kim@bcmta.com)