The Prince George Chamber of Commerce has a new chief executive officer.
Christie Ray today takes over the position, vacated by Jennifer Brandle-McCall in June.
As someone with deep roots in Prince George, I have a great desire to help the business community grow and take advantage of the forecasted economic development for the region, Ray said in a press release.
Ray has a long history with small business in Prince George. After graduating from UNBC in 1998, she ran marketing programs for several local companies. Moving from there she managed projects related to the recruitment and retention of skilled employees to the community. Most recently, Christie managed the Prince George Chamber of Commerce marketing project Consider Prince George.
She was born in Prince George and raised near Smithers.
While there are some very large shoes to fill, I am confident that Christie will excel in the role and that while the selection process was onerous, I feel the board has been able to add value to the membership by extending the offer, said chamber president Derek Dougherty.