An important message from the BC Chamber

The BC Chamber of Commerce (BCCC) CEO Val Litwin has presented his letter of resignation to the Chair of the Board of Directors, and his last day in the seat will be August 28th, 2020. 

“The positive transformation the organization has undergone during Val’s tenure has been impressive,” said Aleece Laird, Board Chair of the BCCC. “In his four years as CEO, the organization re positioned our brand to ‘know what’s on BC’s mind’ and launched a best-in-class insight platform that is changing how we deliver value for our members, our partners, and government. More recently, during the pandemic – and in lockstep with our local chambers, boards of trade, and other association partners – Val and the organization led the B.C. business community to some historic policy wins that helped save thousands of small businesses and good paying jobs for British Columbians. We thank him for the tone he has set in our network and in the community.”

As Val opens the door to new opportunities, including expanding his family with a new baby on the way, the BCCC too is excited about the future. 

“While we appreciate these are challenging times, the BCCC Board of Directors will be working with Val to ensure a smooth transition so we may continue to support the network and BC businesses through these times,” said Laird. 

“Without question, this role has been the career highlight of my life,” said Litwin, “and it has been a profound honour to work with our network of passionate, tireless, gritty executives. The BC Chamber has accomplished more than it should have when I think about the size of our team, and I want to thank my dedicated and talented operating colleagues. Our organization is in a phenomenal position to support the B.C. business community as it moves from crisis to recovery and I know this organization will keep delivering.”

“We remain focused to innovate, support, and amplify the voice of local chambers and boards of trade, add value to our members, provide advocacy that moves proverbial mountains, and develop policy to make significant changes for business in B.C.,” said Laird.  “Again, we thank Val for his countless contributions, and we look forward to starting the search to find our next CEO. We thank our partners, stakeholders, and our members for their support of the BC Chamber of Commerce.”