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  • Board of Directors

     

  • EXECUTIVE

  • President, Brad Kiendl, Ashdown Capital

    Brad has spent the early part of his career working in the financial industry in Langley. He left his role as Senior Account Manager - Corporate Banking at HSBC to start his own capital firm. His firm specializes in assisting companies in the Fraser Valley with real estate, equipment finance and working capital solutions to aid them in growing their business. As a resident of Langley, Brad is active in the community and current Chair of the Langley Chamber U40 Team where he actively invites new companies and professionals to U40 events with the goal of increasing Chamber membership.


  • Vice-President, Ken Dennis, Dennis Network of Companies

    Ken is the founder of the Dennis Network of Companies, which represents a number of corporations in the technology, financial and business development sectors. Prior to operating the group of businesses, he primarily focused on IT and Technology Solutions for Small Business and Information Security for larger corporations. Having worked as a Network Administrator for NORAD while serving in the Canadian Air Force, Ken had the opportunity to hone his skills on some of the most critical infrastructures in Canada. Ken was awarded an SSM for his tour to CFS Alert and is a proud supporter of our Servicemen. Ken is a member of a number of community organizations and is a Past President and Paul Harris recipient with the Rotary Club of Richmond. 


  • Secretary-Treasurer, Shaun Howe, MNP 

    Shaun is a CPA, CA, and partner with MNP, with 10 years of experience helping small businesses and professionals with their accounting, tax and business advisory needs. Prior to joining MNP, Shaun worked at a local golf course while obtaining his BBA in Accounting and volunteered as a Big Brother. As a resident of Walnut Grove, Shaun looks forward to working with businesses in Langley and becoming more involved in the community.


  • Past President, Jack Nicholson, Otter Co-op

    Jack has spent 27 years in retail. He is the CEO of a diverse and growing $206 million per year retail and wholesale locally owned company, leading them to 7 years of record revenues. Jack is a firm believer in community investment with over $146,000 donated back to BC communities through Otter Co-op’s initiatives last year. Jack is an active member of the Langley Chamber, is passionate about supporting local business and is currently President of the Aldergrove Rotary. He is a past member of the Board of Directors for Meals on Wheels Langley. 


  • COMMUNITY DIRECTORS

  • Aldergrove, Michelle Burrows, Aldergrove Credit Union

    Michelle Burrows has been a leader in the financial services industry for nearly 30 years and is currently a Branch Manager at Aldergrove Credit Union’s Aldergrove Community Branch. In her spare time, Michelle enjoys giving back to the community and has been involved with the Big Brother Big Sister in School Mentoring Program, Rotary and the United Way. Michelle grew up in South Surrey,  made her way around the world and has laid her roots in Langley and Cloverdale. She enjoys spending time with her 2 adult daughters and 1 beautiful little granddaughter who is the light of her life. 


  • Langley City, Jenny Hinch, Lucid Water Co. Ltd. 

    Jenny Hinch is a 17 year water filtration expert and the founder of Lucid Water Co. Lucid Water supplies and services "the cooler with the self-filling bottle" as well as the Lucid under counter filtration system. Jenny chairs the Events Committee for the Langley Chamber and she also sits on the Crime Prevention Task Group in Langley. Jenny has lived in Langley City for the past 10 years along with her husband and 2 kids. She enjoys walking the abundant trail systems in Langley with her 2 dogs. 


  • North Langley, Frank Bucholtz, Freelance Writer

    Frank Bucholtz is a freelance columnist, writer and blogger, specializing in news, current affairs, transportation, economics and local government. He regularly writes for The Langley Times, Peace Arch News, Cloverdale Reporter and Surrey Now-Leader. His blog, Frankly Speaking, is at frankbucholtz.blogspot.ca. He was a Chamber member while editor of The Langley Times, a position he retired from in 2015, and is now an individual member.


  • South Langley, Alisyn Killeen, CBM Lawyers

    Alisyn is a lawyer at CBM Lawyers LLP, practicing in the areas of Business law, Real Estate law, and Wills, Estates, & Trusts. She grew up in Langley, and was pleased to return home after completing her Bachelors of Arts, and Law degree at the University of British Columbia. As a current resident of Brookswood, Alisyn is looking forward to increasing her involvement in supporting her local community.

     


  • DIRECTORS-AT-LARGE


  • Joanne Saunders – KPU

    Joanne Saunders is the Executive Director of Marketing and Recruitment at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU). Bringing years of experience in marketing to her role, she joined the university in 2010, leading a dynamic team of over 20 individuals who promote the university and support students in their journey to post-secondary education. Before coming to KPU, she led many marketing teams to success in private sector businesses marketing products such as SoBe, Monster and Hansen’s beverages, Fiji Water, BC Turkey and BC Vegetables. Joanne represents the university on numerous occasions at events and committees in the Langley community, as well as Surrey, Cloverdale and Richmond, where the other KPU campuses are located.  Joanne is passionate about connecting people, businesses and community, and her role at KPU brings her many opportunities to do so.


  • Brody Mcintosh – Bromac Mechanical 

    Brody is the founder of 'Bromac Mechincal', a local plumbing and gas fitting company that prides itself on principles of transparency, professionalism and customer satisfaction. Growing up in the local area, Brody undertakes great effort to give back to the community which raised him.  Going as far as to hiring locals and training the next generation of tradesman; emphasizing not just the mechanics of his trade but also instilling the ethics, customer service and hardworking attitude needed by our community. Taking one look at Bromac Mechanical's online reviews, one will find the enormous amount of customer satisfaction and quality worksmanship. Brody and his team have contributed to the local community. With his work ethic, people skills and passion for improving the community. Brody Mcintosh will strive to be an invaluable asset to the Chamber of Commerce.



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    Cynthia Dreger – Cynthia Dreger Mortgage Professional 

    Cynthia is a mortgage broker with Mortgage Alliance and has been in the financial industry since 2001, working at BMO, First National Financial LP, and most recently, Canada Guaranty Mortgage Insurance, holding various senior positions. She became self-employed in 2017 and has enjoyed the journey so far. Her love of meeting new people and helping others has helped her establish herself within our community. She pays it forward by connecting good businesses and good people together. Cynthia grew up in Langley, on and off, since she was a little girl, and has witnessed Langley grow into what it is today. She lives in the Brookswood area with her 2 boys and husband of 28 years. Cynthia is proud to be part The Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce and is looking forward to being part of the future growth of Langley’s amazing business community.  


  • Chris Finley - Business Bank of Canada

    Chris is a Development Banker at the Fraser Valley office of the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), the only financial institution devoted exclusively to entrepreneurs.  For the last 4 years Chris has been helping small and medium sized businesses in Langley grow and meet their goals by providing financing and advisory services.  Prior to joining the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce, Chris has served as a board member with a local Business Improvement Association.  When not working, Chris enjoys golfing, cooking, and spending time with his family. 


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    Jon Chescoe - Ascension Benefits Inc.

    Jon has been in the insurance industry since 1995, focussing on employee benefits since 2002.  He is the founder of Ascension Benefits Inc., a group benefits brokerage and consulting firm that is passionate about building long-term and impactful relationships with the clients it serves.  Jon is an outgoing and inspirational leader who is highly motivated to impact his clients and the people within their organizations by redefining and modernizing the traditional benefits of employment.  When Jon isn't in the office, you’ll find him spending time with his family, close friends, or in a CrossFit gym.  Jon also sits on the Board of Directors for the Village of Hope Africa, an organization that provides food, housing and education to children in need. Jon and his family have been involved with the organization for over 10 years.
     



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    Chris Drinovz – Kane Shannon Weiler LLP 

    Chris is an experienced employment and labour lawyer and the head of the Employment & Labour Group at KSW Lawyers (Kane Shannon Weiler LLP). Chris has been assisting local businesses with workplace issues since 2010. His expertise covers all facets of the workplace including wrongful dismissal, employment contracts, workplace policies, and WorkSafeBC matters, including occupational health and safety. Chris is on the Executive of the Employment Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association. He is also on the Policy Review Committee for the BC Chamber of Commerce, and volunteers his time to a variety of community initiatives. Chris lives in Langley and is excited to be contributing to his business community on the Board of the GLCC. In his spare time, Chris enjoys weightlifting, running, and downhill skiing. He also plays the drums in a rock band.  

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    PAST PRESIDENTS

    The Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce has become the dynamic 'Voice of Business' in the City and Township of Langley due to the dedication and hard work of hundreds of men and women. Please join us in paying tribute to the business men and women who have served as president over the years.

  • 1931 - C. J. Rogers
    1932 - Dr. J. G. Jervis
    1933 - W. H. Endacott
    1934 - P. Y. Porter
    1935 - Noel Booth
    1936-1937 - Angus Plewes
    1938 - F. Rump
    1939 - F. B. Dick
    1940 - J. G. Beatty
    1941-1942, 1948-1949 - E. E. Sendell
    1943 - Gordon K. Towers
    1944 - R. P. Armstrong
    1945 - C. E. Hagelstein
    1946 - W. Beatty
    1947, 1962 - Len Nicholas
    1950-1951 - Richard Langdon

  • 1952 - Leslie McDonald
    1953 - Hunter Vogel
    1954 - Dave King
    1955 - Maurice W. Mulligan
    1956 - Dr. J. N. Penzer
    1957 - T. Lloyd Steele
    1958 - Norman Severide
    1959-1961 - Dr. Chapin Key
    1963-1964 - Herman Phillips
    1965 - W. D. McMillan
    1966 - Vernon Penner
    1967 - Joseph Chesney
    1968 - Bob Duckworth
    1969 - Jack Urquhart
    1970-1971, 1979 - George Preston
    1972, 1975 - Jock MacKinnon

  • 1973 - Harold Stafford
    1974 - John Osenton
    1976-1978 - Weir Muir
    1980 - Ken Baker
    1981 - Dr. R. N. Thompson
    1982 - John Dance
    1983-1984 - G. L. Reinsch
    1985-1986 - Rob Telfer
    1987 - Art Peart
    1988 - Paul Coltura
    1989-1990 - Gayle Martin
    1991-1992 - David Rowland
    1993-1994 - Dale Ball
    1995-1996 - Howard Reich
    1997-1998 - Bob Long
    1999 - Brenda Plowman

  • 2000-2001 - Rob Donald
    2001-2002 - Angie McDougall
    2002-2003 - T. Graeme Davies
    2003-2004 - David Esworthy
    2004-2005 - Patrick Yearwood
    2005-2006 - Bev Dornan
    2006-2007 - John Campbell
    2007-2008 - Ed Kolla
    2008-2009 - Kevin Staples
    2009-2010 - Roberto Farina
    2010-2011 - Milt Kruger
    2011-2012 - Denni Bonetti
    2012-2013 - Angie Quaale
    2013-2015 - Kristine Simpson
    2015-2017 - Scott Johnston
    2017-2019 - Jack Nicholson