A Campbell River woman has been elected to the BC Conservative party’s board of directors.
Diane Hoffmann was elected as one of four directors-at-large during the party’s annual general meeting in Parksville on Nov. 22.
As director, Hoffmann’s duties and responsibilities will be to fulfill assignments as appointed by the Conservative party executive, including fundraising, membership and communications initiatives.
Hoffmann, who has worked in small business and project management within larger corporations for more than 40 years, says she has accumulated various accolades and certificates in business, communication and health/nutrition and has a Ph.D. in theology.
She has written hundreds of books, e-books, articles and website material, and received an Expert Writer Award from Ezine Articles Publishers in 2012.
Although semi-retired, Hoffmann obtained her designation as a Certified Professional Consultant on Aging (CPCA) a few years ago and has re-invented her business to serve seniors in the community.
Hoffmann is no stranger to politics.
She ran as the Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) candidate for the BC Conservative party in the Comox Valley riding in the 2013 provincial election and garnered 1,740 votes – the second highest total among the Conservative party’s Vancouver Island candidates.
Hoffmann, however, went down in defeat to Liberal MLA Don McRae.
Following the election, Hoffmann became an active member of the BC Conservative North Island Constituency Association in Campbell River and recently took up the role of president of the association.
Hoffmann was born in Quebec but moved to B.C. in 2001.