Chamber Staff GENERAL MANAGER Dan Proulx Greater Vernon Chamber See Bio Dan Proulx grew up in Calgary and in 2009, moved to Vernon along with his wife Vicki who is originally from Armstrong. They both have a strong passion for Vernon and stay busy giving back to the community through volunteer work. Dan has been heavily involved in JCI Vernon since 2011 and was recently elected National Vice-President of JCI Canada. Dan has had the opportunity to meet so many amazing people in Greater Vernon and he’s excited about the opportunity to grow the Chamber’s already strong membership base while also enhancing the events and benefits GVCC provides to its members and the business community. He has a passion for business and is an entrepreneur at heart, and won second place in Community Future's Enterprize Challenge. COMMUNICATIONS & PROGRAM COORDINATOR Richard Rolke Greater Vernon Chamber See Bio Richard Rolke comes to the Chamber of Commerce after a lengthy career in the local media, with a focus on local government, business, First Nations and the community. Born in the Okanagan, Richard resides in Coldstream and has been extremely active in the North Okanagan community, including with the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation and the Canadian Mental Health Association. Richard not only knows people virtually everywhere he goes, but he has an extensive knowledge of the history of the region, and he brings that passion for the North Okanagan to the Chamber. He is also excited about using his communications skills to further the relationship between the Chamber and its business and non-profit members, and to advocate on their behalf.