The former Regina mayor moves onto a new gig as CEO of the Hospitals Of Regina Foundation. Here’s the tweet:

Don’t know yet who’s replacing him at Tourism Saskatchewan. I nominate Lynda Haverstock!

Press release after the jump.

For Immediate Release:  April 28, 2014

Former Regina Mayor, Pat Fiacco, to take the helm at Hospitals of Regina Foundation

REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN – The Board of Hospitals of Regina Foundation (HRF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Pat Fiacco as President and Chief Executive Officer effective June 2, 2014.

“Mr. Fiacco brings extensive, proven experience as a leader in Regina to his role with HRF,” said Janet Wightman, Chair, HRF Board of Directors.  “As Mayor of the City, Mr. Fiacco led its growth and development for 12 years and created a culture of pride in our community.   That kind of passion and commitment will help HRF build on its strong foundation and grow support for advanced health care in the years to come.”

Born and raised in Regina, Fiacco is well-known throughout the province and nationally, having served most recently as CEO of Tourism Saskatchewan and earlier as Mayor of Regina from 2000 until 2012.  Active in sports from an early age, he excelled in boxing and won a national championship.  Later he became head official of Boxing Canada and represented the nation as a referee and judge at numerous international championships including the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens and as a Technical Delegate at the 2012 Olympics in London. He is one of the province’s most enthusiastic cheerleaders.

Fiacco follows outgoing CEO, Judy Davis, who announced her upcoming retirement last year.

Ms. Wightman said, “Judy is leaving the Foundation after 18 years of dedication and commitment.  She leaves an important legacy of fundraising and community involvement for which the organization is very appreciative.  On a personal level, I would like to express my thanks for her assistance during this important period of leadership transition.  My board colleagues and I wish her the best in this next phase of her life.”

About Hospitals of Regina Foundation

The Hospitals of Regina Foundation is a non-profit organization, guided by a volunteer Board of Directors. It is the only organization raising funds for southern Saskatchewan’s specialized care hospitals – the Regina General Hospital, the Pasqua Hospital and the Wascana Rehabilitation Centre. Since 1987, the Foundation has raised over $140 million to enhance healthcare.