BCCE president Colleen Clark resigns, Todd Corrigal to take hold of the reigns

British Columbia Chamber Executives Society announces board for 2020/21

At its Board meeting last week, with regret, BCCE accepted the resignation of Colleen Clark as President of BCCE due to her departure from the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce.

The BCCE Board acknowledged the tremendous contribution that Colleen has made to the chamber network and thanks her for her dedication over a stellar 28-year chamber career, which started in Sechelt in 1994. Colleen was known as the “go-to” person in BC for all things “chamber” and will definitely be missed by her colleagues across the province. Active in BCCE, she has assisted with conferences, bursaries, sponsorship and at the 2021 AGM, was elected as BCCE President.

In 2016, she moved to the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce and at that point, became more involved in the national chamber network, where she currently served as a Vice-President and Treasurer of the Chamber of Commerce Executives of Canada (CCEC). In 2019, Colleen was named CCEC Executive of the Year in the large chamber category. In addition to all these formal roles, Colleen was the type of person that went the extra mile to make new chamber executives feel welcomed and was always available to share her expertise or empathize with her peers on the challenges of the day – and there were many over the last two years! BCCE wishes Colleen the best wherever her next journey takes her and hopes our paths will cross again.

BCCE is pleased to advise that Todd Corrigall, CEO at Prince George Chamber of Commerce, has agreed to assume the position of President of BCCE until the 2022 AGM. Todd joined the chamber in 2016 and was elected to the BCCE Board at the 2020 AGM. Our appreciation to Todd for agreeing to take on this role mid-year!

Shelley Morris

BCCE

The British Columbia Chamber Executives Society which has been providing professional development and networking for managers of chambers of commerce and boards of trade throughout BC for almost 40 years announces its new directors and executive for 2020/21, following its recent annual general meeting which was held virtually earlier this summer due to the Covid19 Pandemic.

 

President of the BCCE, Kim Smythe, President and CEO of the Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce, says: I’m excited to have a new team of Chamber Executives to lead into the next year. We’re off to a great start in planning, especially for an expanded professional development program to give Execs the tools to get the job done through a challenging change to our way of life in business.

 

Elected to the board this year as District Directors are:

  • Naomi Larsen, Chetwynd Chamber of Commerce

  • Colleen Clark, Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce

  • Jerrilyn Schembri, Tumbler Ridge Chamber of Commerce

  • Todd Corrigall, Prince George Chamber of Commerce

  • Julie Lawlor, West Shore Chamber of Commerce

  • Peter Bourke, Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce

  • Dan Rogers, Kelowna Chamber of Commerce

  • Acacia Pangilinan, Kamloops Chamber of Commerce

 

 

Executive Officers are:

  • Treasurer – Julie Lawlor, West Shore Chamber of Commerce

  • Vice President – Colleen Clark, Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce

  • President – Kim Smythe, Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce

  • Past President – Dan Rogers, Kelowna Chamber of Commerce

 

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Media Contact:

Naomi Larsen

British Columbia Chamber Executives

Phone:  250-788-3345  email: manager@chetwyndchamber.ca