Simon is a Commercial Account Manager for RBC and grew up in Victoria. His parents ran a bookstore downtown not too for from the building he currently works in. He is looking forward to giving back to the downtown Victoria community and getting to know the various individuals that make it special
Simon graduated from the University of Victoria and has been working in business finance since 2007.
Corinne Thiessen is a Senior Advisor in the Corporate and Investor Relations department at British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI). Her primary focus is on external reputation and relationship management within the investment industry, including work on the complex and changing landscape of sustainability and corporate social responsibility.
Throughout her career, Corinne has been an advocate for community involvement and giving back through capacity building, mentorship, and volunteerism. She is Associate Faculty within the School of Communication and Culture at Royal Roads University, acts as a Director for Mount Royal University’s Student Investment Fund within the Bissett School of Business, and has taken a leadership role for multiple United Way campaigns and other fundraising initiatives.
Originally born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Corinne now calls the vibrant city of Victoria, British Columbia home. She holds a Bachelor of Communications, specializing in public relations and financial services, from Mount Royal University and completed her Master of Business Administration at the University of Victoria.
Brittany Winters | Communications Support
Brittany Winters is an aboriginal business owner. When the pandemic struck in 2020, she utilized her current relationships with Metis Nation BC, and jumped at helping First Nation people, communities and non-profit sectors. Currently the founder of Metis Medical Inc., and partnered with two of the largest Canadian medical wholesalers.
Metis Medical supplies to First Nation reserves and communitites. With every purchase the company advocates for aboriginal human rights and focus on giving back. They specialize in bulk orders, and problem solving delivery to remote locations. Metis Medical holds a Federal government contract to supply Naloxone kits to aboriginal communities, in addition to providing PPE.
Rose Arsenault | Mentorship Liaison
Rose is Branch Manager at Agilus Work Solutions (formerly Talentcor), where she has been advising public and private employers on their recruiting and human resource needs since 1997.
Rose, who was awarded the Chamber Member of the Year in 2019, has been an active member of The Chamber since 2007. She has spent countless hours as a board and committee member — most recently, as an Ambassador providing outreach and assistance to new members.
Rose rejoined The Chamber’s Board in 2019.
James Gatsi | Mingles Liaison
James Gatsi is a passionate entrepreneur originally from Zimbabwe, and his background is in information technology services. He is an alumni and former employee of the University of Victoria.
Today, he is the founder and CEO of CL Web Developers Inc. James and his team provide digital services to a wide range of local and global businesses. James enjoys the social aspect of our vibrant business community, and many of his clients and friends are fellow Chamber members. James also appreciates the hardship of running a business, and he knows first-hand that the challenges we all face are not equal. As a board member, James hopes to promote and support initiatives that advance equity, diversity, and inclusion across Victoria’s business community.
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