A new CEO is set to take over at The RCMP Heritage Centre in April

The RCMP Heritage Centre is welcoming a new Chief Executive Officer to their team.

Tara Robinson has announced her resignation as CEO of the RCMP Heritage Centre as of March 31.

The RCMP Heritage Centre Board of Directors has appointed Sam Karikas as Interim CEO upon Tara’s departure.

Robinson has been in the CEO seat for nearly the past two years.

According to the media release, Robinson has built a dynamic team and developed a new vision to become Canada’s newest National Museum.

The team has created new programming and guest experiences, including a virtual educational series that has grown from a few hundred students per year to more than 11,000 students from across Canada.

She’s also helped shine a light on Truth and Reconciliation through strong partnerships.

“It has been a great privilege to help build the vision for a National RCMP Museum. I am so proud to have been part of this important and historic journey,” states Tara Robinson, CEO of RCMP Heritage Centre.

“I am thrilled for Sam to take the leadership role and have great confidence that with her commitment and passion, she will take the Centre to the next exciting level.”

Karikas is moving up to the CEO position from the Centre’s Director of Strategic Initiatives.

She has almost three years of experience on the National Status project, having worked as a consultant on the project prior to joining the Centre’s Executive team.

She has led key projects like the national status Canada-wide engagement exercise, and the development of the 2023-2026 Strategic and Corporate Plans, and has played critical leadership roles in the centre’s growth plans.

“I’m so grateful to have been part of the Centre’s Executive team setting a bold, new vision as we look toward the future. This is a great honour for me,” says Karikas.

“I’m excited to lead the Centre, and this incredible, passionate team as we continue toward National Status. We’re doing great things every day here and I can’t wait to show the world what we’ve got going on. I look forward to the continued collaboration and success with our partners and the community in this new role.”

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