BC Chamber of Commerce announces new President and CEO

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Vancouver, September 24, 2015 - The Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Jon Garson as the new President and CEO of the British Columbia Chamber of Commerce.

“Jon has dedicated over a decade of his career to the Chamber of Commerce movement, states Brant Hasanen, Board Chair, BC Chamber of Commerce. “As first Director, Policy Development and Communication then as Vice president, Policy Development and Government Relations. Jon has been at the forefront of placing the BC Chamber of Commerce as the foremost business advocacy organization in the province.”

After an exhaustive and robust search process and filtering through over 70 candidates, the executive transition committee, with the approval of the Board of Directors, accepted the recommendation of Davies Park Executive Search firm.

“As a recognised leader in public policy, Jon will ensure that the BC Chamber of Commerce will strengthen its role as the voice of business in BC, continues Hasanen.  “The Board of Directors were particularly impressed with Jon’s vision for growing membership in the chamber network to better serve businesses in communities across the province.”

We look forward to Jon’s work and vision of moving the BC Chamber forward and taking advantage of the unique opportunities in the current business environment in British Columbia.

 

The BC Chamber is the largest and most broadly-based business organization in the province.  Representing more than 125 Chambers of Commerce and 36,000 businesses of every size, sector and region of the province, the BC Chamber of Commerce is “The Voice of Business in BC.”

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For further details, please contact:

Brant Hasanen
Board Chair
BC Chamber of Commerce
T 250.572.5622

Carly Hunter
Manager, Communications
BC Chamber of Commerce
T 604.638.8114
E chunter@bcchamber.org