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A major reason for our Programs’ success has been the active involvement and commitment of our Members, particularly those who volunteer their time and expertise to the Advisory Committees. Most Members volunteer with a Subcommittee first before being considered for the core Advisory Committee. The following criteria is used to evaluate whether or not an individual is suitable to join:

  • Expertise in a given field that is relevant to the respective committee you are interested in applying for
  • Willing to provide thought-leadership on program initiatives, work alongside high-performing individuals, and advance program through expertise, time and/or partner engagement
  • Must be a current Member of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade and have prior engagement with our Signature Programs

How to apply

Advisory Committee applications are reviewed by the Program Executive Committee and submitted to the Directors of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade who must approve all appointments. Subcommittee applications are reviewed and appointed by the Program Executive Committee.  

Applications for the 2020-21 program year have now closed.


DLC Executive Committee 2019-20

Chair

Melissa Polak

Melissa Polak
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Senior Manager, Enterprise Risk and Assurance
Aurora

Vice Chair

Kirk LaPointe

Kirk LaPointe
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Editor-in-Chief
Business in Vancouver

Vice Chair

Melissa Polak

Katherine Lazaruk
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CEO
LZRK Consulting

Past Chair

Leelah Dawson

Leelah Dawson
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Dean
BCIT School of Business

DLC Advisory Committee Members 2019-20

Kelly Aslanowicz

Kelly Aslanowicz
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Director, Business Development
CPHR BC & Yukon

Deb Bryant

Deb Bryant
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CEO
YWCA Metro Vancouver

Deb Bryant

Dana Burgess
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Manager, Advisory Services
EY

Deb Bryant

Valerie Casselton
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Managing Editor
The Vancouver Sun & The Province

Wendy Hurlburt

Wendy Hurlburt
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President & CEO
LifeSciences BC

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Jennifer Ingham
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Vice President, University Relations
Capilano University

Anja Lanz

Anja Lanz
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Design Engineer, EIT
Haakon Industries

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Gabrielle Price
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Senior Advisor
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