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    Colleen Fleming appointed Vice Chair of the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce

    On April 11th, the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce (GNCC) announced its appointment of Colleen Fleming to their board as a new Director for a two-year term. 

    Excerpted directly from the GNCC website:

    Colleen Fleming has served as CEO of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, President and CEO of Career Edge, President of Laura Secord Inc., and is currently President of C. Fleming & Associates Ltd. Fleming received her MBA at Heriot-Watt University. She has been a director for ICD York, Seneca College, the Human Resources Professional Association, the Bridgepoint Hospital Foundation, Van Houtte Inc., Safe Communities, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, and the Retail Council of Canada. C. Fleming & Associates Ltd. is a consultancy firm located in Niagara-on-the-Lake, offering professional services to CEOs, boards and organizations on strategic issues and governance, which employs roughly five hundred employees.

    Commenting on the nominees, GNCC Nominating Committee Chair Wade Stayzer (Meridian Credit Union) said: “We are very pleased to add the talent, industry expertise and region-wide knowledge of these respected individuals to our Board. We are looking forward to their contributions as we continue to support Niagara businesses in their success.”

    Additionally, the GNCC is pleased to announce the board will have full gender equity in its governing body with fully half of the directors of the organization being women. The board is also made up of businesses representing all of Niagara’s twelve municipalities.

    Outgoing Chair Ian Kowalchuk remarked, “This is about ensuring our board is fully representative of our membership and the Niagara Region. It is a proud moment for our organization to be guided by so many diverse voices.”

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