Nicholas Cartmell Named Chief Executive of BC Sports Hall of Fame

July 1, 2019

For Immediate Release May 22, 2019

Vancouver, BC – Nicholas Cartmell of Vancouver, B.C., an accomplished marketing and business development executive and 14-year telecom industry veteran, has been appointed Chief Executive of the BC Sports Hall of Fame, effective immediately.

Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the organization, Cartmell will be accountable to the Board of Trustees and will report directly to BC Sports Hall of Fame Chair Tom Mayenknecht.

“We are delighted to have Nicholas Cartmell become part of the BC Sports Hall of Fame at such an exciting juncture in our growth and development,” said Mayenknecht. “Nicholas not only gives us an impressive toolkit of leadership and business skills, including specialization in technology and innovation, he brings the kind of passion that is essential to the storytelling that is synonymous with the BC Sports Hall of Fame and our commitment to promoting B.C. sport history, heritage and culture.”

Mayenknecht noted the hiring of a Chief Executive arose from the adoption and implementation of Inspiration 2020, a new strategic direction for the organization that includes over 27,000 artifacts, 100,000 archival documents and dozens of galleries, exhibits and displays spanning more than 100 years of sporting accomplishments.

“I’m proud to join the BC Sports Hall of Fame at this point in its 53-year history and very much look forward to working with our Board of Trustees and our Foundation Board, along with our sport, media, corporate and community partners, to achieve our ambitious Inspiration 2020 strategic plan,” said Cartmell. “I was attracted to the Hall by the compelling stories it tells, including the inspiration, values and strength over adversity that are so beautifully layered into the Indigenous Sport Gallery. That specific gallery will serve as a model for our new experiences and I’m energized to help bring our new vision to life.”

The Indigenous Sport Gallery, launched September 25th, 2018, just last month received the Canadian Museum Association’s Award for Outstanding Achievement for galleries, exhibits and displays with budgets of less than $1 million. It is the highest honour the BC Sports Hall of Fame has ever received.

Cartmell will work with the Hall on a plan to revitalize existing galleries and exhibits and create new experiences for visitors to the BC Sports Hall of Fame. His responsibilities are strongly aligned with the Inspiration 2020 strategic plan, one that prioritizes (i) celebrating Honoured Members – the 63 teams and 406 athletes, coaches, builders, pioneers and other sports leaders inducted into the Hall – (ii) fuelling win-win partnerships and collaboration and (iii) delivering inspirational experiences and educational opportunities.

About the BC Sports Hall of Fame

The BC Sports Hall of Fame celebrates extraordinary achievement in BC sport history and inspires future generations to make their dreams come true. Each year, a diverse audience of over 35,000 visitors from around the globe are educated and enthralled by the collection of 27,000 artifacts and 100,000 archival documents representing 150-years of sporting accomplishments in British Columbia. Through the Hero in You Youth Education Programs, the BC Sports Hall of Fame reaches over 6,500 youth across the province, advancing its mission of building outstanding community legacies by honouring the past and inspiring the future.

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