The British Colombia Lottery Corporation’s (BCLC) Chief Financial Officer and VP of Finance and Corporate Services, Amanda Hobson, has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada. The Women’s Executive Network (WXN) recognition, announced this week, pays tribute to those who have advocated for diversity in the workforce and who serve as an inspiration for the next generation of leaders.

Hobson joined BCLC in 2013 as a Finance Director and quickly earned herself a seat at the executive table, where she oversees the organization’s finance operations, external reporting, financial planning, procurement and corporate services. Through her leadership style of empowerment and engagement, said the corporation, Hobson has helped drive BCLC’s continued financial success.

Hobson’s approach has been described by BCLC as collaborative, engaging with internal and external stakeholders in support of numerous successes for the outfit. Through her work with BCLC’s Casino business unit, she helped to secure one of the largest contracts in the corporation’s history: new 20-year operational services agreements with casino service providers. The agreements set the course for greater accountability, long-term private-sector investment and sustained revenue to the province and communities.

Hobson is also a founding member and supporter of AIM, a grassroots group to connect, inspire and motivate women at BCLC, with a focus on networking, professional and personal development and giving back.

“In addition to her numerous career successes, Amanda’s contributions span well beyond the workplace,” said BCLC President and CEO Jim Lightbody. “She is a driving force in the community of Kamloops and takes an active role with many groups including as a Board Director with the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation and an avid supporter of the Kamloops Food Bank. She embodies BCLC’s ideals of giving back and helping communities grow.”