Ken Tourand is the current President and CEO of the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology. He is the Chair of the Colleges and Institutes Canada Indigenous Advisory Committee and led a National committee in the development of a National Indigenous Protocol for Post-Secondary Institutions. He currently sits as an Advisory member for the BC Aboriginal Business Awards and is a past Board member of CANDO. Ken holds degrees from Simon Fraser University and Royal Roads University. He resides in Merritt BC with his wife Darlene, his daughter Stephanie and his son Jake.