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Godbout moves from Citizen to chamber

Neil Godbout

The Prince George Chamber of Commerce has appointed Neil Godbout as its new executive director,
effective Monday, March 18.

Godbout, who moves from his position as editor of the Prince George Citizen, brings extensive experience in communications, management, advocacy, and collaborative partnerships to the chamber. A UNBC graduate, Godbout currently serves as a member of the UNBC Alumni Council and the Prince George Heritage Commission.

His one-year term will cover Chamber CEO Quynlan Young’s maternity leave.

“The Prince George Chamber of Commerce recognizes that our new executive director, Neil Godbout, comes to us with a wealth of communication experience and knowledge of our community,” said Cathy Mackay, board chair. “It is precisely this level of engagement and his ability to challenge the status quo that we believe will be invaluable to our chamber, especially in a time when businesses face unprecedented challenges. The chamber has made this decision with a forward-looking perspective, and we are confident that Neil’s skills in communication and advocacy will foster an environment of growth and strength for our members.”

“I’m excited about this new direction in my professional career and thankful to the chamber for the opportunity,” Godbout said. “I’ll be focused on engagement and advocacy for the chamber and its members, especially around community safety, as well as working with the staff and board on the upcoming two-day True North Business Development Forum in June.”

The Prince George Citizen changed hands earlier this year as local businessman Cameron Stolz purchased the struggling newspaper from Glacer Media. Stolz is scheduled to hold a news conference later this morning.

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