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Meet our 2020/21 Board of Directors

Scott McAlpine: Board President

BA, MA, LLM, PhD. - President of Integrated Analytics

Danison Buan: Board Vice President

Founder – Refood Food Rescue Foundation

Nick O’Coin: Treasurer

BAccS CPA CGA – Partner - Seymour Gardner & Associates

Joti Dhaliwal: Board Executive Director

BA LLP – Lawyer Cassady & Company

Daren Hancott: Advocacy Committee Chair

Ph.D. Campus Provost Vice President Academic, British Columbia Yorkville University

Jon Marks: Governance Committee Chair

Principal - J. Marks HR Consulting

Jolene Foreman: Co-Chair of Strategic Planning Committee,

President and Managing Broker- Custom Realty

Tracy Eyssens: Co-Chair of Strategic Planning Committee

B.Com Senior Advisor- Indigenous Services Canada

Naomi Perks: Director

Principle - NWP Consulting

Janice Cain: 

Media Consultant – Glacier Media

Serena Vampa

Douglas College – Digital marketing specialist

Marney McLeod:

Media Sales Consultant - Post Media

Quinn Waddington: 

Principle – Waddington Wealth Management

Kristie Campbell:

BBA Branch Manager of Westminster Savings Credit Union

About the CEO - Rnold Smith

Rnold is a speaker, consultant, writer and entrepreneur who has specialized in business growth and culture transformation. He has over 20 years of experience in sales, marketing, and business leadership and has an understanding of many different industries. Some of his talks include  “Unlocking Unpredictable Results” TEDx "Making Change Happen" Get Inspired Talks and "Fear of Failure" Pecha Kucha New West.

He is a passionate developer of communities and is past President of the Board for the New Westminster Chamber of Commerce. He is also the past president for the McBride Sapperton Residents Association and he sat on the Mayor’s task force for public engagement during Jonathan Cote’s first term. He thinks Ultimate Frisbee is a great game and he plays regularly.

our mission

The New Westminster Chamber of Commerce strives to bring value, leadership and relevance to the local business community. We are a catalyst for business people to work together to create a strong and vibrant economy and enhance the quality of life in our community. The Chamber reduces barriers to business, opens new markets for business, provides a cohesive business network and provides programs and services which have a positive impact on your bottom line.

The Chamber actively promotes a positive business climate that facilitates and nurtures a prosperous community.

The New Westminster Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary organization established to promote civic, commercial and industrial progress in the community we serve, and to work for sound legislation and efficient administration of the community at all levels of government.

We provide an avenue for business people in the community to create a positive business environment. We also provide the local business sector with a vehicle to promote our community to the outside the world – either for tourism or business investment purposes.

The Chamber provides opportunity for those people who create local jobs and drive the local economy, to work with government and the public to build an even better community.

Our provincial Chamber acts as an umbrella organization to lobby the provincial government on issues of mutual concern to all Chambers in the province, and the Canadian Chamber serves a similar role at the national level.

The Chamber speaks for the business community at public hearings, to the media and behind closed doors. It is the recognized voice of business in New Westminster.

When a business joins the New Westminster Chamber of Commerce it can learn about rising issues with government that affect business, and add their voice to the Chamber’s efforts to address those issues. Equally important is that the Chamber can then support the business person on the issues that affect his or her business.

When a business joins the Chamber, it helps make the community – and the business – healthy and prosperous.

Belonging to the CHAMBER OF COMMERCE is simply good business.


The New Westminster Chamber of Commerce is a non-partisan business organization that exists to meet the needs of the business community.



(604) 521-7781
#201 - 309 Sixth St

New Westminster, BC V3L 3A7


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