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A major reason for WLC's success has been the active involvement and commitment of WLC Members, particularly those who volunteer their time and expertise to the WLC Advisory Committee. 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 the WLC

How to apply

Advisory Committee applications are reviewed by the WLC Nominating Committee. Recommendations are submitted to the Program Executive Committee and directors of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade who must approve all appointments. All subcommittee applications are reviewed by the Program Executive Committee.  

Applications process for the 2020-21 program year will open May 2020.


WLC Executive Committee 2019-20

Chair

Melissa Polak

Melissa Polak
LinkedIn

Senior Manager, Enterprise Risk and Assurance
Aurora

Vice Chair

Melissa Polak

Katherine Lazaruk
LinkedIn

CEO
LZRK Consulting

Past Chair

Leelah Dawson

Leelah Dawson
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Dean, BCIT Business
BCIT

WLC 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
LinkedIn

Manager, Advisory Services
EY

Deb Bryant

Valerie Casselton
LinkedIn

Managing Editor
The Vancouver Sun & The Province

Wendy Hurlburt

Wendy Hurlburt
LinkedIn

President & CEO
LifeSciences BC

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Jennifer Ingham
LinkedIn

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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