New exec for Kelowna chamber

The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce didn’t have to look far for its new executive director.

The 1,350-member organization has hired Dan Rogers, previously with the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce, for the job.

In his three years at the Vernon chamber, Rogers oversaw an increase in members, advocacy, partnerships and chamber programs.

Before moving to the Okanagan, Rogers lived in Prince George where he was a four-term city councillor and one-term mayor.

The Kelowna chamber officially started its search for a permanent executive director in January after Caroline Grover resigned following a lengthy medical leave.

During her absence, two former Kelowna chamber presidents, banker Lorraine McGrath and realtor Ken Bessason, stepped up to manage the chamber on an interim basis.

Rogers and his family will move from Vernon to Kelowna soon after he starts in June.

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