Val Litwin

Previous to his role with the BC Chamber of Commerce, Val served as CEO of the Whistler Chamber of Commerce for three years. During this time, he grew its membership base, launched a world-class educational partnership with the Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria (which was featured on and reinvigorated the Chamber’s brand to the point where Whistler had one of the fastest growing membership bases last year.

In 2007, Val co-founded a first-to-market concept, Blo Blow Dry Bar, which has since grown to more than 70 locations worldwide.

Karen Hawes

Karen Hawes is senior vice-president, culture and technology for Interior Savings Credit Union, responsible for 22 multi-community locations throughout the Interior, including Kamloops, South Okanagan, Merritt and the North Thompson region.

Kristine Simpson

Kristine Simpson served on the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce from 2009 to the present, including the past two years as President.  During this time, she was actively involved in the local and regional advocacy efforts. 

Kristine is an Assurance Partner with BDO Canada, where her practice is focused on serving non-profits, public sector organizations, and private enterprise primarily in the lower mainland. 

Joshua Bach, B.A., J.D.

Josh Bach is a lawyer in Abbotsford, with Integra Law Group, handling Wills and Estates (including powers of attorney and representation agreements), Real Estate (residential), and Corporate and Business law (including contracts and closely-held corporations). Josh practiced law in Ontario for over 25 years (15 in his own practice in Hamilton) before relocating to Abbotsford in 2006.

Dave Butler

Dave Butler is a registered professional forester and biologist, and is the Director of Sustainability for Canadian Mountain Holidays LP. CMH is the world’s first and largest heli-skiing and heli-hiking company with operations throughout south-central BC. His role with CMH includes government relations, community relations and land and resource management.


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