Julie Ziebart – Appointment to BCCC

Julie Ziebart

“ The appointment of Ms. Ziebart, is fantastic news, as it helps to grow our representation on a very influential Provincial Board, bringing the insights, and voice  that speaks on behalf of both the north and the Chamber network.” Says Cheryl Montgomery, Executive Director, Fort St. John Chamber of Commerce.

“I am both proud and honoured to be on the Board of Directors for the BC Chamber of Commerce, and will work tirelessly to advance the economic opportunities for businesses, especially as we move forward with BC’s recovery efforts.” Says Julie Ziebart,  Director – BC Chamber of Commerce.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact myself or Julie at 250 793 2536

 

NEWS RELEASE:

BC Chamber of Commerce Announces 2021-2022 Board of Directors

 

VANCOUVER, BC, May 27, 2021 — The BC Chamber of Commerce is BC’s largest and most broadly-based business organization, in the business of knowing what’s on BC’s mind and delivering those insights to government and stakeholders with a view to making positive change. Supporting and guiding this strategic focus is our Board of Directors.

After a nomination process that cast the net widely for new directors and returned exceptional candidates, and a voting process that began on March 29, 2021, closed on April 12, 2021, and resulted in the highest voter response, we are pleased to welcome the following new and returning directors to the 2021-22 Board of Directors of the BC Chamber of Commerce:

  • Arlene Rolston, Corporate Secretary, Port of Nanaimo – Vancouver and Gulf Islands – elected incumbent
  • Manpreet Dhillon, CEO, Veza – Director at Large – newly appointed
  • Katy Player, Senior Vice President, Canfor – Director at Large – newly appointed
  • Vivek Sharma, CEO, Fairmont Hot Springs – Kootenays – newly elected
  • Julie Ziebart, Partner, MNP – Director at Large – newly appointed
  • Colleen Clark, CEO, Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce – new BC Chamber Executives representative

In addition, our 2021-22 Board of Directors includes:

  • Joelle Westlund, Manager, Project Communications, Vancouver Fraser Port Authority –Chair
  • Dr. Greg Thomas, President of G3 Consulting Ltd. – Vice Chair
  • Aleece Laird, Amplify Consulting Inc. – Immediate Past Chair

Directors

  • Al Hasham, President & CEO, Maximum Express Courier, Freight & Logistics
  • Cindi Pohl, Goferbroke Investments Inc. Group of Companies
  • Michaela Bjorseth, Community and Indigenous Engagement, Enbridge
  • Tanya Finley, Owner-Operator, Finley’s Bar and Grill and Sage Tapas and Wine Bar
  • Don Sharpe, VP Resorts Operations, Holiday Trail Resorts
  • Andrew Czornoholan, Operations Director, Rio Tinto BC Works

Director at Large

  • Reshma Meta, Strategic Program Director, Consumer Health, TELUS Communications
  • Nick Marach, Senior Manager Assurance, Deloitte (Audit Committee Chair)

Advisors

  • Layne Hellrung, Associate, Cassels Brock LLP (Legal Counsel)

Thank you to outgoing board members Tracey Arnish and Kristine Simpson for their guidance, hard work and dedication to BC’s chamber network over the years.

A full list of the BC Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors can be viewed here.

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About the BC Chamber:

The BC Chamber of Commerce is the largest and most broadly-based business organization in the province. Representing more than 120 Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade and 36,000 businesses of every size and from every sector and region of the province, the BC Chamber of Commerce is uniquely positioned to “Know What’s on BC’s Mind.”

Media Contact

Madeleine Davidson
Interim Director of Communications, BC Chamber of Commerce
mdavidson@bcchamber.org
604-358-0011