Manitoba Chambers of Commerce Chair Carol Paradine is pleased to announce that Chuck Davidson has been appointed the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce’s new President and CEO replacing Graham Starmer who retires later this month after 14 years at the chamber.
“Chuck brings a wealth of experience from his years within the Chamber network” said Paradine. “His leadership and communication skills will be integral in meeting the Chamber’s mission – to foster a dynamic economy and vibrant communities, making Manitoba the best place in which to live, work, invest and raise a family.”
Davidson has spent the past decade as Vice-President of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce where he directed Chamber policy research and lobbying activities as well as coordinated all communications to the business community and general public. In addition he has represented Manitoba on the Chamber of Commerce Executives of Canada and has taken part on various national policy committees with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.
He is also an active volunteer in Winnipeg as the current President of Waverley Heights Community Centre and has been active with the boards of the Riel Community Centre and the General Council of Winnipeg Community Centres.
“The opportunities for our province are exciting and the Manitoba Chamber can play a huge role in making them a reality,” said Davidson. “I am thrilled to be working with Chambers across the province and being part of mobilizing tangible and positive change in Manitoba.”
The Manitoba Chambers of Commerce will hold their 82nd Annual General Meeting on May 3-5, 2013 at Ononale at the Elkhorn Conference Centre and Resort where Davidson will be officially installed as the new CEO along with the 2013-2014 board and executive.
The Manitoba Chambers of Commerce, established in 1931, is the umbrella organization for Manitoba’s chamber movement. With a membership comprised of Local Chambers of Commerce as well as direct Corporate Members, the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce is Manitoba’s largest and most diverse business lobby, representing over 10,000 businesses and community leaders.