Libertarian - Penticton
Keith MacIntyre has lived in Penticton for the last 10 years. He is the owner of Big Bear Software and is currently the President of the Okanagan School of the Arts and father of two awesome teenage boys.
Since moving to Penticton Keith has been an active community volunteer through JCI (Junior Chamber International), a Director on the Chamber of Commerce, and running for School Trustee. Most recently he spent the last year and a half negotiating with the School Board to save the Shatford Centre as a community building, falling just short due to the pandemic.
Leading the Smart Cities Challenge gave Keith the opportunity to engage the entire community of Penticton and gave him a broad understanding of the issues that face Penticton and the surrounding area. It also gave him a great understanding of just how valuable it is for businesses and citizens take initiative to make change outside the confines of government.
Over his career he has worked with multiple levels of government in the defense, medical and other ministries. He has been called upon for advice from Procurement Improvement initiatives and has helped guide some technology procurement programs to better choose technology and drive innovation.
Keith also has significant experience writing pandemic simulation software and has in depth knowledge on pandemics and interventions and will be able to ensure that decisions being made that affect our citizens and businesses are right and will continue to demand for open data for all.
Keith is driven to do what is right. He is an experienced data analyst and forms opinions based on science, data, and by listening to a broad range of opinions. Keith is not a politician, but instead, a business owner and an informed citizen. He has often been described as the voice of reason. He is a skilled and patient negotiator and listens. He has a calming influence in meetings and is often looked to mediate conflicts. He would be honoured to represent you in the Legislature.