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Posted: March 22, 2018

Cranbrook Chamber elects new leadership

2018/19 board to take the helm April 1

The Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce held its annual general meeting and election of officers Wednesday, March 21 to a packed room as part of the monthly luncheon.

For the first time in memory ballots were cast to elect four directors to a two-year term.

“There was certainly a buzz in the room as the members were preparing to fill out their ballots. We have seven candidates vying for four positions,” said Chamber executive director David D. Hull.  “It was good to see the membership having a say in the make up of the board and not just an acclamation slate being presented.”

Elected by acclamation to serve a one-year term

Chair – Wesley Rogers – Rella Paolini & Rogers;

Vice Chair – Jason Fast – East Kootenay Community Credit Union;

Past Chair – Chris Botterill – Genex Marketing;

Treasurer – David Stypula – Stypula Financial Group, CIBC Wood Gundy.

Directors elected to a two-year term – ending March 31, 2020

  • Julie Godsave – JAG Resources;
  • Rachel Lucas – Columbia Basin Trust;
  • Sharrie Paulsen – Hub Insurance;
  • Sandra Van Steijn – St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino.

Directors completing a two-year term – ending March 31, 2019

Ryan Gibbard – McElhanney Consulting Services;

Tracey Whiting – College of the Rockies;

Frank Vanden Broek – Sun Life Financial;

Christine Hoechsmann – The Bedroom Furniture Gallery.

Above photo: From left to right – Sharrie Paulsen, Chris Botterill, Julie Godsave, Wesley Rogers, Sandra van Steijn, Jason Fast, Tracey Whiting, David Stypula. Missing from Photo: Rachel Lucas, Frank Vanden Broek, Ryan Gibbard, Christine Hoechsmann. Photo by Carrie Schafer, e-KNOW


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