Board Elections and Appointments, Chamber AGM, November 14, 2023
*November 9th: this page has been updated to reflect a candidate's withdrawal from the election.
As part of our proceedings at the Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, November 14, our members elect candidates to join our Board of Directors.
Incorporated under Canada’s Boards of Trade Act, the Chamber could not exist without dedicated and passionate volunteers, giving their time and expertise to serve on our Board of Directors. For more than half a century, scores of local business leaders, non-profit executives, and community champions have skillfully guided our organization to grow and thrive. The board is responsible for strategic, governance, and fiduciary leadership, oversees the Chief Executive Officer, and is accountable to our members.
Past Chairs of our Board of Directors join our Board of Governors, who remain involved and connected with the Chamber in meaningful ways. In 2024, we will welcome Jenifer Wright to this esteemed group. Our sincere thanks as well to Governor Ryan Whittle, stepping down from the Board of Directors, having served as immediate Past Chair for 2023. We also express our utmost appreciation to outgoing Treasurer Ryan Gorder, and outgoing board members Kathryn Millar and Vineet Verghese for their service.
The Board consists of the Chair, Vice-Chair and 10 Directors. In addition, the immediate Past Chair, Chief Executive Officer and the Treasurer of the Chamber are ex-officio members of the Board.
2024 Board Executive: Motion to Appoint
Director of HR / Executive Director
Manhas Health Co. / Downtown Port Coquitlam BIA
General Manager, Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club
Eric Salvador, CPA
Rise CPA Inc.
2024 Director Candidates: Five to be Elected / Re-elected
Vicky (Yi Min) Chen
Boro and Beyond / TruQuartz
CEO & Co-Founder
Golbey Levine, Lawyers + Advisors
Realtor, Jessica Prasad Personal
Real Estate Corporation
Co-Founder / Franchise Owner
Deputy Executive Director
Coquitlam Public Library
Relationship Manager, Commercial Financial Services, RBC Royal Bank
William Wright Commercial
BTM Laywers LLP
Senior Account Manager
Business Development Bank of Canada
Senior Manager, People and Culture
Kirmac Collision and Autoglass
2024 Continuing Board Directors: 2nd Year of Term
Peter Kiewit Sons ULC
Forrest Marine Ltd.
Vice President / CEO
Immigrant Link Centre Society / Soul Bite Food