Patrick Giesbrecht – former president of the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce – was appointed this past weekend as the new first vice-chair of the BC Chamber of Commerce board of directors.
Giesbrecht began his involvement with the Abbotsford chamber in 2007 when he was first elected to its board. After serving in various roles over the subsequent four years, he was eventually elected president in 2011.
In 2013, Giesbrecht was elected to the BC chamber board. Over the past two years he as served as a member of the governance and human resources committee, and currently chairs the executive transition committee tasked with hiring the organization’s new president and CEO.
Giesbrecht assumed his new duties on May 24 and will now have the opportunity to work directly with senior staff at the BC chamber, while also engaging elected officials from all three levels of government.
Giesbrecht is a senior partner with Giesbrecht, Goodrich & Co., a Fraser Valley based consulting firm specializing in advocacy, communications, and public and government relations.