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Squamish Chamber of Commerce announces new board of directors

The new board includes five incumbents and six newcomers for a one-year term.
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"The Squamish Chamber has joined the federal government’s 50-30 Challenge, which aims to advance gender parity (50%) and provide significant representation (30%) of equity-deserving groups on boards and/or in senior management roles," reads the Chamber news release.

The Squamish Chamber of Commerce has announced its new board for 2022/23. 

Chamber members elected the new 11-member board on May 18 at the organization’s 2022 Annual General Meeting.

The new board includes five incumbents and six newcomers to the board for a one-year term.

The new members are: 

•Michel-Andre Aubin, from the Business Development Bank of Canada 

•Brandon Baker, from Garibaldi Eye Care 

•Christine Barton, from MacDonald Realty 

•Nicola Jones-Crossley, of Futurpreneur Canada 

•Gale Kim from Mackoff Mohamed 

•John Olson from Northridge Mechanical Ltd.

The incumbents who were re-elected are:

•Rajan Hans of the Diamond Head Security Group 

•Abby Majendie, from Squamish Waldorf School 

•Jacquie Menezes, of 7th Wave Consulting 

•Jack Montpellier, from Race and Company 

•Catherine Webster, from Sea to Sky Gondola

Find the members’ biographies on the Chamber website. 

“The Squamish Chamber has joined the federal government’s 50-30 Challenge, which aims to advance gender parity (50%) and provide significant representation (30%) of equity-deserving groups on boards and/or in senior management roles. This goal has been achieved for the 2022/23 term and the Squamish Chamber looks forward to supporting an inclusive and diverse business community,” reads a news release about the board results. 

Following the election of the board of directors, through an anonymous ballot, the following positions were appointed:

  • Abby Majendie as president
  • Catherine Webster as vice-president
  • Christine Barton as secretary

“The Squamish Chamber welcomes the 2022/23 board of directors and thanks outgoing directors Cameron Cope and Nolan Rivers who, throughout a difficult time, brought positivity, true professionalism and made significant contributions to the governance of the Squamish Chamber of Commerce,” said Majendie.

Louise Walker, executive director of the Chamber, called the new board “strong” and “business-focused.” 

“Bringing perspectives that are socially and professionally diverse, which will grow our organization and our ability to support a business community where prosperity is in reach for all. We look forward to a successful 2022.”

For more information, go to www.squamishchamber.com.