Submitted by CBT (edited for length)
Columbia Basin Trust Board and staff, and residents of the region join Neil’s family in mourning the unexpected passing of Neil Muth, President and CEO.
Neil passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, November 9, 2016. He was 57.
Neil will be remembered for his honest and sincere engagement with communities, his leadership and his commitment to supporting the efforts of the people of the Basin.
“The Trust Board and staff are deeply saddened,” said Trust Chair Rick Jensen. “Neil was a friend, a mentor and a leader to so many. He inspired us all to strive for excellence for the Trust and the Basin.”
Neil joined the Trust in 2005. He was born and raised in Trail, and was excited to return to the region from Victoria, where he served as Vice-President, Private Placements, for the British Columbia Investment Management Corporation.
Neil’s accomplishments as President and CEO over the past 11 years are many, but his appreciation and respect for the Trust’s mission statement are what truly defined his service: by ensuring the Trust built and delivered programs with residents and communities; by seeking out and responding directly to feedback and guidance from communities.
The Trust Board of Directors will announce succession for the CEO role at a later date. In the interim, there are no changes anticipated in the Trust’s day-to-day business activities.