The Board

Andrea Tubbs – President (2014-2020)

As the owner of Swansea Communications Andrea has a breadth of marketing, communication and public relations experience through a variety of roles in the high tech, non-profit and post-secondary sectors. Her career spans 10 years, two countries, two provinces and 5 cities, culminating in her move to the Columbia Valley in 2012. Andrea has been […]

Dee Conklin – 1st Vice-President (2015-2020)

Dee Conklin is the owner of Palliser Printing in Invermere. Dee was born and raised in Montreal and often says she can’t believe she has settled in a Village of 800 people after being such a big city girl all of her life. She moved to Calgary in the mid 70’s where she raised her […]

Cris Leonard – 2nd Vice-President (2019-2020)

Cris Leonard is the Managing Broker with Royal LePage Rockies West Realty and co-owner of Ozzie’s Amusements in Windermere. Cris and his wife Katherine Locke have been visiting the Valley for over a decade and moved here permanently in 2017. In the past Cris has owned and operated multiple companies with very diverse business interests. […]

Nancy Hetherington – Treasurer (2019-2020)

Nancy has a vast background of experience in Sales & Marketing which began in 1985 with the completion of her Bachelor of Commerce degree, major in Marketing, from the University of Saskatchewan. Shortly thereafter, Nancy began her career in the Pharmaceutical sector during which she was Marketing Manager for variety of significant pharmaceutical medications while […]

Laurie Klassen – Secretary (2016-2020)

Laurie completed her Bachelor of Commerce in 1989, was hired by Procter & Gamble and transferred to Vancouver. Once in Vancouver, Laurie discovered the joys of outdoor living and after almost 4 years of corporate life, she decided to throw caution to the wind, quit her job and travel.  After a summer in the Southern […]

Clarissa Amaro- Director (2018-2020)

Employed by Panorama Mountain Resort as a member of their marketing team, Clarissa has 10 years of experience in Public Relations, Events and Tourism Marketing. She is committed to learning and contributing to the Columbia Valley business community by taking an active role on the Chamber board of directors. Clarissa also is on the Panorama […]

Charlene Rivard (2019-2020)

General Manager of the Kanata Hotel located on the highway of Invermere. Charlene Rivard joined the Chamber board in 2019.

Nicole Morgan – Director (2018-2020)

Nicole Morgan is part of the Employee Experience team at Kicking Horse Coffee. She’s a Human Resource Professional and has worked as a Manager, Consultant and Instructor for the Tourism Industry and the College of the Rockies. She currently leads the recruitment process and supports and facilitates internal training and employee programming for Kicking Horse […]

Rod Turnbull – Director (2015 -2020)

Rod has been in the retail marketing industry for in excess of 40 years. He has overseen ground up retail locations, chain wide closures, directed provincial divisions of national retailers and successfully ran and expanded his own business.  Rod also has experience in the development industry where he directed a large complex in downtown Edmonton. […]

Peter Smith – Past President (2018-2019)

Peter Smith, MBA, has been with Fairmont Hot Springs Resort for seven years where he is currently the Executive Vice President. Peter is also the President of the Fairmont Business Association and is a Director of the Columbia Valley Golf Association. He is also an Executive Professional in the Canadian Professional Golfers Association and has […]

The Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce is conveniently located at the Visitor Centre, located at the “Invermere Crossroads” on Highway 93 & 95.

Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce
Fax:(250) 342-3261
Address:PO Box 1019, 651 Hwy 93/95, Invermere, British Columbia, V0A 1K0, Canada

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