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NOMINEES FOR THE 2018/2019 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Moira Hauk

Regional Manager South Island Coastal Community Credit Union

Patricia Jelinski

Ian Batey

CEO United Way Greater Victoria

Principal IPB Consulting Services

Incumbent Member-at-Large

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oira's service with chambers include past Chair of the Qualicum Beach Chamber and 1st Vice Chair of the Duncan Cowichan Chamber. Moira is currently a member of the Victoria Chamber’s Finance Committee. An active volunteer, Moira has participated on many board committees across the Island that focus on housing affordability and economic development. The business issue that sits on Moira's radar is the recent disbandment of the Ministry of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction. Small business is the backbone of our Island, providing meaningful employment and acting as a driver of the economy. Loss of focus in this important area could have a negative impact on job creation, business attraction, external investment, and diversity in business. Active involvement in the Chamber movement has been good for our business. Our role as advocates will be to keep governments' eyes on these important issues.

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atricia Jelinski is the CEO of United Way Greater Victoria. She brings over 18 years of senior executive leadership to her work through positions in organizations across North America in the private, public and non-profit sectors leading business development, community investment, brand building and fund development. United Way is the largest non-government funder in the region and Patricia leads the organization working in partnership with over 300 businesses in Victoria and across the CRD. Her experience working within multi-stakeholder environments including her work with government, tourism, economic development, foundations, corporate partners and social service organizations supports her approach to bringing business and community together to achieve common goals. Patricia serves on the Chamber’s Executive Committee. She is also a Director on the Boards of bc211 and the Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness.

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orn, educated and raising his family (with wife Anne) in Victoria, Ian is serious about economic growth and prosperity for individuals and community. As Principal, IPB Consulting, he provides essential advice to free enterprise and NFP sector organizations built on enduring relationships, trust and transparency. Ian has significant leadership expertise in business, governance, philanthropy, homelessness, affordable housing and major sport events through the Institute of Corporate Directors, Coalition to End Homelessness, GV Housing Society, Our Place, Bayview Place and PGA Canada’s Cardtronics Open. A contributing Chamber member since 2009, he serves on the Policy and Government Affairs Committee. Employment housing and entrepreneurism ground truth Ian’s vision for our community—a continuously vibrant and competitive business environment with a robust supply and retention of highly qualified, skilled and motivated people.

Andy Spurling

Owner and President Proline Management Ltd.

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ndy is an owner and President of Proline Management Ltd. Andy helps the communities Proline serves be positive and desirable places to live and provides growth opportunities for Proline’s employees. Andy is a lawyer, returning home ten years ago to work in the family business. Proline believes strongly in community service, supporting many local organizations. Andy gives his own time to the community as a member of the Victoria Real Estate Board’s Strata Initiatives Task Force, the Real Estate Council’s Strata Management Advisory Group, as past-President of the local Family Business Association and as a director of Beacon Community Services. As a Chamber director, Andy looks to bring a unique perspective to issues involving housing and family business in Victoria.

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Profile for Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce

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Business Matters September 2017