George Preston Memorial Business Person of the Year sponsored by Deloitte LLP
Winner: John Campbell (Campbell, Burton & McMullan LLP)
Nominees: Steve Malish (Malish & Clark, Chartered Professional Accountants); Mike Elliott (Mike Elliott, Mark Jasayko and Laura O’Connell, The Bridge Group at TD Wealth); Ty Stuzhar (NAI Goddard & Smith and NAI Commercial); Peter Heppner (Preston Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac Ltd.); and Eric Woodward (Statewood Properties Ltd.).
“(John) is the epitome of service to the community,” said Rick McMullen, who accepted the award on behalf of his long-time friend and business partner who was out of the country on a trip.
“He loves his community (and) really believes you have a debt to you community and need to give back.”
He is a member and past president of the Langley Central Rotary Club, and a recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow Award, a past president and director of the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce and was instrumental in bringing industry and educators together to create a trades scholarship program to address a skills shortage need for the helicopter industry.
Campbell is also a past chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Subsection of the Canadian Bar Association, and has served two terms on Township of Langley Council. Prior to this he was past chair and trustee of the Langley School Board, and served as a director of the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation and the Langley Community Music School.
Campbell has served our community through his business and personal life under the belief of the famous quote, “Community service is the rent you pay for the space that you occupy on the planet”.