New Penticton Chief Administrative Officer Eric Sorensen

City of Penticton is pleased to announce that Eric Sorensen has been hired to be the new Chief Administrative Officer for the corporation. 

"Eric comes from the corporate world and brings a different perspective to partnerships, sustainability, service to customers and leveraging opportunities.  Council wanted private-sector experience, with a proven track record, and the ability of creating an inclusive and vibrant corporate culture. We are thrilled to have Eric join us and lead the City of Penticton team," stated Mayor Andrew Jakubeit.

Eric Sorensen's career highlights include President and CEO of Sun-Rype Products 2004-2008, President of Warner Lambert 1995-2001, VP of sales and customer development at Nabob Coffee company and Kraft Food group from 1986-1995. He has extensive education, including Stanford University Graduate School of Business’ Executive Program and University of Michigan’s Strategic Management Program.

Despite being retired at 56, Eric has kept busy as an entrepreneur and consultant. "I realized I wasn't ready to retire and felt an opportunity to culminate all my corporate world know-how and experiences, to help a community I'm very fond of, and it would create a challenge I wanted to tackle," remarked Sorensen.

Eric Sorensen will start effective Monday, July 20. He replaces Annette Antoniak who left the City in February. “We commend the City of Penticton’s leadership team for continuing to the move the organization forward in the last six months as this transition unfolded, and special thanks to Interim City Manager Mitch Moroziuk for his leadership and guidance,” said Mayor Jakubeit.

The CAO oversees and is responsible for all operations of the City reporting to Mayor and Council.