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1/3/2017 Media Release
Greater Victoria Chamber Announces New Board and Committees

Greater Victoria, January 3, 2017 – The Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce (The Chamber) is pleased to announce its 2017 Board of Directors and its committees.

Comprised of established business and community leaders, The Chamber’s board and committees work to improve business conditions in Greater Victoria and maximize the value of membership with The Chamber.

“Our board and committee volunteers allow The Chamber to tap into the business community’s influence and expertise to get what we need done, done,” said Chamber Chair, Al Hasham. “We look forward to 2017 being another great year for business in Greater Victoria.”

Board of Directors:

• Chair: Al Hasham, Owner of Maximum Express Courier, Freight and Logistics and Max Furniture.
• Vice Chair: Dan Dagg, President, Hot House Marketing.
• Past Chair: Frank Bourree, CEO/Owner of Chemistry Consulting Group Inc. and GT Hiring Solutions.
• Treasurer: Kris Wirk, Partner, Dickson Dusanj & Wirk.
• Secretary: John Wilson, CEO, Wilson's Group of Companies.
• Executive Member-at-Large: Patricia Jelinski, CEO, United Way of Greater Victoria.
• Executive Member-at-Large: Mark Mawhinney, Investment Advisor, Odlum Brown Ltd.
• Carmen Charette, Vice-President External Relations, University of Victoria.
• Lise Gyorkos, President/Co-owner, Page One Publishing Inc.
• Gary Kinar, Lawyer/Co-owner, Kinar Curry Lawyers.
• Natasha Reger, Owner, The Reger Group.
• Mark Smith, Chief Experience Officer, Query Technologies Corp.
• Captain (Navy) Steve Waddell, Base Commander, CFB Esquimalt.

Ex-officio members: Prodigy Group Chair, Shaun Cerisano, and Chamber CEO, Catherine Holt.

Ambassador Committee

• Chair: Natasha Reger, Owner, The Reger Group.
• Vice Chair: Kathy Martin, Consultant, Investors Group Financial Services Inc.
• Past Chair: Christina Gilbert, Financial Consultant, Investors Group Financial Services Inc.
• Tiffany Armstrong, Sales and Marketing Manager, The Union Club of British Columbia.
• James Darnell, Principal Designer, Land Story Design Associates.
• Chris Ellsay, Real Estate Advisor, Ellsay Home Team/ Sutton West Coast Realty.
• Kim Knudsen, Group and Catering Sales Representative, The Oswego Hotel.
• Mark Paul, Director of Sales and Marketing, Chateau Victoria.
• Andrew Peebles, Senior Business Consultant, BAASS Business Solutions.
• Jason Pratt, Marketing Manager, Fairmont Empress.
• Mary Lou Newbold, CEO, Mayfair Optometric Clinic.

Finance and Audit Committee

• Chair: Kris Wirk, Partner, Dickson Dusanj & Wirk.
• Dustin Clark, Chartered Professional Accountant, Obara & Company.
• Ashley Finch-Field, Chartered Professional Accountant, Collins Barrow Victoria Ltd.
• Moira Hauk, Regional Manager (South Vancouver Island), Coastal Community Credit Union.
• Mark Smith, Chief Experience Officer, Query Technologies Corp.

Governance Committee

• Chair: Dan Dagg, President, Hot House Marketing.
• Vice Chair: Patricia Jelinski, CEO, United Way of Greater Victoria.
• Carmen Charette, Vice-President External Relations, University of Victoria.
• Mark Smith, Chief Experience Officer, Query Technologies Corp.

Policy and Government Affairs Committee

• Chair: Mark Mawhinney, Investment Advisor, Odlum Brown Ltd.
• Vice Chair: John Wilson, CEO, Wilson's Group of Companies.
• Ian Batey, Principal, IPB Consulting Services.
• Frank Bourree, CEO/Owner of Chemistry Consulting Group Inc. and GT Hiring Solutions.
• Sara Burchnall, Manager of Commercial Accounts, Royal Bank of Canada.
• Carmen Charette, Vice-President External Relations, University of Victoria.
• Gary Kinar, Lawyer/Co-owner, Kinar Curry Lawyer.
• Captain (Navy) Steven Waddell, Base Commander, CFB Esquimalt.
• Brian White, Senior Environmental Engineer, McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd.

Ex-officio member: Don Roughley, Independent

Prodigy Group Committee

• Chair: Shaun Cerisano, Manager of Philanthropy, BC Children's Hospital Foundation.
• Vice Chair: Julia Livingston, Marketing Coordinator, The Bay Centre.
• Past Chair: Kathy Khouri, Co-op & Career Assistant, Peter B. Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria.
• Board Liaison: Lise Gyorkos, President/Co-owner, Page One Publishing Inc.
• Jason Carter, Accountant, Metrics CPA.
• Ashley Finch-Field, Chartered Professional Accountant at Collins Barrow Victoria Ltd.
• Brianna Green – Independent.
• Rachel Paish, Owner, Founder & Artistic Director, Passion and Performance.
• Ian Slipp - Independent.

The Chamber is funded by businesses to support business, and works to strengthen the region’s business community through advocacy, networking events, professional development activities and other unique programming. More info at www.victoriachamber.ca.

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Media Contact:
Peggy Kulmala
policy@victoriachamber.ca

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