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Ray Noonan elected new chamber of commerce president

Ray Noonan

Ray Noonan has been elected president of the Prince George Chamber of Commerce. Noonan takes over from Kiel Giddens, who now moves to the past-president on the chamber’s executive.

The Prince George Chamber of Commerce annual general meeting, held at the Coast Hotel by Appa in Downtown Prince George on April 26, the chamber welcomed two new members to the board, two returning members, and one new member to the executive.

“I am thrilled to be taking over as president at a time when we are opening our businesses and communities back up and events and opportunities return to Prince George,” Noonan. “I look forward to working with my colleagues on the board, the internal team at the chamber and the members of our organization who continue to drive a strong and vibrant business sector in our hometown.”

“The past two years have been challenging for all of us, including our board,” said Todd Corrigall, CEO of the Prince George Chamber of Commerce. “We are tremendously thankful for those that continue to raise their hands and make the time to be part of a solutions based and community focused organization. I would like to thank Kiel Giddens for his exceptional work over the last two terms as President. He stepped up during a time of both personal and professional growth and we are better for his service. Additionally, we are excited to welcome new members to the Board and look forward the leadership vision of our new President, Ray Noonan.”

2021-2022 Chamber Board of Directors consists of:

  • President: Ray Noonan, Scotiabank
  • Vice-President of Finance: Micaela Roque, KPMG
  • Vice-President: Cathy Mackay, COO, EDI Environmental Dynamics Inc.
  • Vice-President: Peter Sia, Dealer Principle, Northland Nissan & Hyundai
  • Past-President: Kiel Giddens, TC Energy

Newly elected Directors

  • Kim Hayhurst, The Makerie
  • Dr. Geoff Payne, The University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC)

Directors (continuing):

  • Kara Biles, Canfor
  • Elisha Brown, Digital Umbrella Creative (DUC)
  • Jessica Brown, Morguard
  • Donna Flood, Prince George Hospice Society
  • Kevin Gemmell, Pattison Media
  • Matt Hutcheon, TaxWerx Canada
  • Kristine Newell, Team Powerhouse
  • Jordan Thorne, HSJ Lawyers LLP

“The chamber would like to thank Lorna Wendling, past president, for her service to the chamber and the Prince George business community,” said Corrigall. “Ms. Wendling has served with the chamber of commerce for the past decade and helped navigate the early stages of COVID-19. We thank Ms. Wendling for her many years of service.”

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