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Deborah Yedlin named new Calgary Chamber of Commerce CEO – Calgary

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After almost a 12 months looking out, the Calgary Chamber of Commerce has discovered its new president and CEO.

Brent Cooper, chair of the chamber’s board of administrators, made the video announcement Thursday morning that Deborah Yedlin is the brand new incoming president and CEO, with a begin date of July 5.

Yedlin, the 14th chancellor of the College of Calgary since 2018 and a enterprise columnist, has an MBA from Queen’s College and has frolicked engaged on Bay Road and Wall Road.

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In an announcement, she expressed gratitude for with the ability to tackle the management function on the chamber in the course of the metropolis’s financial restoration.

“I’m excited to serve the enterprise group at such a essential second, and look ahead to constructing on the Chamber’s 130-year historical past of supporting and rising the enterprise group,” Yedlin mentioned.

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The addition of Yedlin comes at time, in accordance with Cooper.

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“Deb’s arrival as CEO will enable her to hitch the chamber board as we end the final steps of our in-depth, strategic planning course of,” Cooper mentioned.

Along with her function on the College of Calgary, Yedlin has served on the boards of the Canada West Basis and Library and Archives Canada. She additionally co-chaired a United Approach marketing campaign in 2016 and at the moment co-chairs the Calgary Most cancers Hospital fundraising marketing campaign.

Yedlin replaces interim CEO Murray Sigler.

“I’m assured that underneath Deborah’s management the Chamber might be stronger than ever earlier than,” Sigler mentioned in an announcement.

The chamber started their seek for a brand new president and CEO in August 2020, when Sandip Lalli stepped again from the function. Lalli moved to a strategic advisor function for the search.

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