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Board of Directors


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President, 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.

Shaun Howe

Vice President, 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, 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.


Treasurer, Jackie Leung, SHL Leung & Co.

Jackie Leung, CPA, CGA, founder of the accounting firm SHL Leung & Co. Inc., Chartered Professional Accountants. She and her team provide a full range of accounting and taxes services in the Lower Mainland, with a focus in Langley and Yaletown.

Jackie has been in the accounting field for more than 30 years. She was in the private sector over 6 years performing consolidations and multimillion dollar budgets as an Assistant Treasurer for a group of 13 companies, before practicing public accounting for over 28 years to date providing Tax & Accounting services for Personal, Corporates, Trusts, Non-Profits. Prepare Financial Statements, Cash Flow Statements & Budgets, due diligent services for Buy and Sell businesses, Tax and Business Planning, and last but not least, Estate Planning.

With this extensive private and public accounting knowledge, she is pleased to have served countless happy clients.



Kristina Bradley, Nurse Next Door

Kristina Bradley (M.A., organizational leadership) is the proud owner of Nurse Next Door in Langley and Abbotsford and the Chief Executive Officer of Hire A Caregiver HQ Corp. Serving a wide range of clients in the community through the devoted care and expertise of her RNs, LPNs and HealthCare Aides, Kristina is an entrepreneur with vision, compassion, and cool pink cars! Leaning on her tenured success in the corporate, for-profit sector, Kristina led strategic marketing and innovation before devoting her life to her team’s mission:  To provide Happier Aging® through compassionate and flexible care to seniors and others needing medical, socialization, companionship, and personal care in the privacy of their own home.



Rachel Bolongaro, Fraser Valley Cider Co.

Rachel Bolongaro is the owner of The Fraser Valley Cider Company.

After a 20 year engineering career she planted an orchard and started making cider in South Langley.  From small beginnings in 2016, the cidery has grown into a local institution serving fabulous traditionally crafted cider and great local eats on the best patio in Langley!  Rachel also serves as Treasurer on the executive of the North West Cider Association.

In her downtime Rachel enjoys sailing, baking and "pin-tresting” the next great project.

Dan Collins

Dan Collins - Inclusion Langley Society

Dan Collins is the Chief Executive Officer of Inclusion Langley Society. Dan has held this position since 1990. ILS is a growing organization with 350 employees and 250 contractors supporting in excess of 1300 people annually. Prior to working for Inclusion Langley, Dan held several leadership positions across Canada, more specifically in Alberta and Newfoundland. Dan has a BSc. as well as an MA in Organizational Leadership.

Dan credits his lengthy tenure to the Inclusion Langley Society. Over the years, the Society has worked tirelessly with community partners to promote the full inclusion and participation of people with intellectual disabilities in the community. In 2016, the Society merged with the Langley Children’s Society adding a range of early intervention services for children to its existing adult services, thus ensuring a suite of services and supports to individuals and families across the lifespan. Dan is proud of the efforts of the Society, its staff, volunteers, and the community of Langley.


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Angela Doro - Freybe Gourmet Foods

Angela Doro is the President of Freybe Gourmet Foods.   As a large food manufacturer, she is passionate about the role that quality food plays in connecting people, sparking conversations, and feeding the brain.  Along with being acknowledged with a Business Excellence Award as a Top employer in Langley, Freybe continues to achieve recognition in the grocery industry for its sustainable practices, community caring, and employee support.

Mental health advocacy, learning everyday and a strong people-first culture reflects the leadership style that Angela believes in.   As such, her business strongly supports the community through food donations, sponsorship of community events, creation of inclusive learning spaces, and multiple scholarships at UBC in food-science and mental health.  In her spare time Angela spends time with her family and friends in Langley.


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Chris Finlay - RBC Royal Bank

Chris is a Relationship Manager for Commercial Finacial Services with RBC Royal Bank.  For several years Chris has been helping 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.

Tanya Gabara

Tanya Gabara, Cascades Casino

Tanya is the Director of Public Relations for Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited – the parent company of Langley’s Cascades Casino Resort. Since 2011 Tanya has lead the development and execution of internal and external communications including community engagement, media relations and responsible gambling initiatives for 17 Gateway properties in Western Canada; also leading all charitable and community activities through GatewayGIVES, the corporate giving and community engagement program,  which has an annual distribution of in-kind and monetary donations to organizations across Canada of more than $1 Million.

Tanya brings with her over 25 years of marketing and communications experience from a variety of industries including interior design, industrial equipment and restoration services.  Tanya has resided in Langley for almost 40 years and now lives in South Langley with her husband Eric and two daughters.

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Leslie Koole, Benchmark Properties

Leslie is the Director of Real Estate for Benchmark Group of Companies, a Langley based business that has been developing commercial office and industrial spaces in Langley and Surrey for 50 years.  Benchmark is known as the one-stop shop in Commercial Real Estate, providing the leasing, tenant improvements and property management for their tenants.  Leslie has been with Benchmark for 16 years and loves bringing on new tenants, especially when they are new business owners and need some guidance.  She was responsible for the finances of her family’s greenhouse operation and was co-founder of Sports Replay before her time at Benchmark.  Leslie serves on Langley City’s Advisory Design Panel, as well as a couple of political association boards and various roles in her church.  In her free time she loves to be on the water in her kayak or hanging out with her grandsons.


Jack Nicholson - Otter Co-Op

Jack Nicholson is the CEO of Otter Co-op, a business that has been in the Langleys’ for 100 years!  Otter Co-op is a local member-owned co-operative, offering retail services in feed, fuel, pharmacy, food, hardware, clothing, and is also the largest private liquor retailer in British Columbia.   As a co-operative, all profits stay right here in our communities, to be shared back with the members and reinvested into the communities in which we live, work and play.  On average, Otter also donates in excess of $450,000 per year in local community initiatives, scholarships, community events and sponsorships. With 47 locations from the Lower Mainland to the Okanagan, Jack is responsible for the overall strategic direction and operations of the $400 million Co-op and its 800 employees.


Nick Nuraney - A&W Langley

Nick's journey as an entrepreneur and community advocate began in 1979 when he embarked on a venture that would eventually flourish into eight A&W restaurants spanning Langley and Surrey. His family's involvement with A&W started as a humble drive-in in Langley, and their commitment to the brand has only grown stronger over the years. Nick's story is one deeply intertwined with family values. Within his A&W restaurants, he has fostered an environment where employees are not just workers but part of an extended family.

Nick's dedication to inclusivity sets him apart as a business leader. He has been honored with the Langley Chamber Businessperson of the Year Award and the WOW Award for his commitment to hiring individuals with disabilities. He seeks to create a workplace where everyone feels valued.

Nick's philanthropic spirit extends far beyond the confines of his restaurants. He actively serves on non-profit boards, dedicating his time and expertise to further causes close to his heart. His support for organizations like Langley Memorial Hospital, the Aga Khan Foundation, The Foundry, Foundations for Social Change, and many others demonstrates his commitment to making a meaningful impact in the community.

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Sherrin Western - Shervin Communications

Sherrin is a marketing and brand image expert, sharing her insights globally through keynotes and workshops. She co-owns Shervin Communications, a graphic design and marketing agency, where she serves as the "Director of Insight." With a background spanning sales, customer service, and marketing, Sherrin approaches challenges from a customer-centric viewpoint. Her passionate and genuine style leaves clients with practical takeaways.

Beyond her business pursuits, Sherrin is a dedicated community servant, contributing to organizations like Victim Assistance and Community Policing. She's held leadership positions in professional associations and is an active member of the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce and a director on the board of the BC Food & Beverage Association. Sherrin also currently teaches at the Fraser Valley Continuing Education.

Sherrin's accomplishments include "Woman of Distinction" in Burnaby and "National Volunteer of the Year" award from Canadian Women in Communications. Shervin Communications is esteemed in the industry and has received accolades including the "Small Business of the Year" in Burnaby.


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
2019-2021 - Brad Kiendl
2021-2023 - Ken Dennis