Chris Drinovz is the new president of the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce following the business group’s annual general meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 26.
Drinovz, a labour and employment lawyer with KWS Lawyers, gave his first report as incoming president at Tuesday’s meeting, thanking the departing directors and past-president Ken Dennis, who has led the board for the past two years.
The new board leadership team includes Shaun Howe, formerly treasurer, as vice president, and new director Jackie Leung of SHL Leung & Co as the new treasurer.
Other directors include Dan Collins of Inclusion Langley and Jack Nicholson of the Otter Co-op, both re-elected to the board, and newcomers Angela Doro of Freybe Gourmet Foods, Sherrin Western of Shervin Communications, Nick Nuraney of A&W Langley, and Leslie Koole of Benchmark Properties.
“The board of directors provides critical oversight, governance and strategic direction for the organization, and represent a wealth of insight and experience that the chamber can draw on to support our work in the business community,” said Cory Redekop, CEO of the Greater Langley Chamber. “I’d like to thank them all for stepping up to serve this important organization and our membership.”
There’s been a significant amount of turnover on the board this year, as several former members stepped back from roles as directors and officers after several years, including Brad Kiendl, Joshua Peters, Jon Chescoe, and Angie Quaale.
Also approved at Tuesday’s meeting were some bylaw amendments of improve the chamber’s governance efficiency, and presentation of the previous year’s financial reports.
As it was a regular evening dinner meeting, the assembled 120 members and guests also heard updates on the past year from the chamber, and a special presentation on AI technology and its impacts on local businesses.