Colleen Clark is the new executive director of the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce.
Clark takes over for the retiring Lynn Whitehouse, who exits after serving in her role for more than 30 years.
Clark will assume the role on June 6.
“As a board, we knew that this would be one of the most significant decisions we would be asked to make. After a comprehensive search facilitated by our executive search firm, Davies Park, we received 38 applications from high calibre candidates from across Canada, conducted personal interviews with three finalists, and the succession task force is elated to have retained a new team member with the leadership experience that the Chamber requires to efficiently manage operations while fulfilling the goals of our long-term strategic plan,” said Chamber president Scott Johnston.
“Colleen was the front-runner in an impressive pool of talented and qualified candidates,” said Johnston, citing her enthusiasm, passion and vision.
“She is progressive, innovative, and comes to us with over 18 years of experience in the Chamber network.”
Clark is relocating from Sechelt with her daughter Samantha.
“I look forward to building on the solid foundation that Lynn has created for the Chamber. I consider Lynn a mentor, as an executive director of a smaller Chamber in British Columbia. I have always admired her passion for her community and her commitment to the Chamber movement,” said Clark.
Clark will be on hand to meet Chamber members at their annual golf tournament on June 9 and at the Chamber’s annual general meeting on June 21.