Chamber GM Resigns


After three years at the helm of the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce, GM Dan Rogers is stepping down. Rogers shared the news with the Board of Directors on Thursday morning. He is leaving to pursue other career opportunities. The Board of Directors has initiated a working group that has been tasked with selecting a replacement and ensuring a smooth transition to new leadership. 

"Although saddened by Dan's departure, we feel confident as a board that the work Dan has done in building a solid foundation along with our strong strategic vision, positions us well to transition to a new GM", says Dauna Kennedy Grant, chamber president. "We want to thank Dan for his work and appreciate that he will be staying with us at least until June to assist in the transition." 

Rogers had mixed emotions in providing notice, "I'm humbled by the support I've received from the board and in the community during my tenure as GM," says Rogers. "The entire organization has worked hard to re-engage with members and re-energize the organization and I have no doubt it will continue to play a valuable role in creating a positive business environment in the North Okanagan. " 

Rogers also noted that the Board, staff and volunteers should be proud of their accomplishments over the last several years which have seen the addition of a number of new initiatives like the Top 20 under 40 Program and the Chamber Certified Program. The chamber has also significantly increased its advocacy efforts locally and provincially. 

Applicants that may be interested in the GM position are advised to contact Dauna Kennedy Grant. The position will be posted locally and communicated across the province as the organization wants to ensure it brings in someone who is able to build on the energy, experience and drive that Dan brought to the table.