Lorna Wendling is the new president of the Prince George Chamber of Commerce.
She was elected to the position Tuesday night at the organization’s annual general meeting.
“As the incoming president, I am thrilled to see such diversity and breadth of experience leading the chamber forward,” said Wendling, who is a partner at Deloitte. “We have a highly motivated and experienced team that will hit the ground running.”
Wendling succeeds Cindi Pohl, who served two terms as president and who now moves to the Board of Governors, which is comprised of former presidents and advises the new executive.
Four new members were also elected to the 15-person board and one new member to the executive.
The newly elected 2016-17 Chamber Board of Directors consists of:
- President: Lorna Wendling, Partner, Deloitte
- Vice-President of Finance: Bill Quinn, President, NuStride Executive Coaching
- Vice-President: Frankie Albano, Senior Manager, TBJ LLP
- Vice-President: Peter Sia, Dealer Principle, Northland Nissan & Hyundai
- Past-President: Corey Naphtali, Partner, KPMG
- Cathy Mackay, EDI Environmental Dynamics Inc.
- Cheryl Stewart, Prince George Citizen
- Mark McVey, Team Powerhouse Realty
- Terry Thiara, Lithium One / Rippl
- Kallie Smith, Executive Director, Aboriginal Business Development Centre
- Kara Biles, Manager of Talent Acquisition & Workforce Planner, Canfor
- Kiel Giddens, Land, Community and Aboriginal Relations Liaison, TransCanada
- Kyle Sampson, Manager of Northern BC, Pacific Western Brewing Company
- Ray Noonan, Branch Manager, Scotiabank (re-elected)
- Roberta Stewart, Lawyer / Partner, Heather Sadler Jenkins
“This election represents a change for the chamber,” said Todd Corrigall, CEO. “With new incoming board Members, the chamber is excited to get to work on developing a new strategic plan, mission and vision. As we continue with our ‘Year of Dialogue’, we look forward to developing new and innovative ways to engage the membership.”