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Equality, Diversity & Inclusion are hallmarks of a progressive society and a healthy economy

The Vancouver Island Economic Alliance (VIEA) exists to be a driving force to help ensure a vital and sustainable economy for the Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands region. We strive to advance and transform a vibrant and diverse Island economy.

In order to achieve this, all citizens must live in a society where they feel welcome, safe, and free of discrimination of any kind including racist or intolerant behaviour.

The VIEA Board of Directors stands against racism and discrimination in all of its forms. We will make every effort to combat systemic racism, intolerance and injustice, and promote and celebrate equity, diversity and inclusion for all.

Dan Hurley, VIEA Chair, Principal, Hurley Martin Group
Shannon Baikie, VIEA Chair-Elect, Regional Manager, North Island Employment Foundations Society
Mark Smith, VIEA Past Chair, President & CEO, Query Technologies
Katie Bishop, VIEA Director, District VP Commercial Banking, TD Bank
Rocky Boschman, VIEA Director, Managing Director, Grieg Seafood BC Ltd.
Trevor Cootes, VIEA Director, Councillor, Huu-ay-aht First Nation
Suzanne Hedges, VIEA Director, Director of Sales, Kingfisher Oceanside Resort & Spa and Tourism Vancouver Island Resiliency Advisor
Dirk Heydemann, VIEA Director, Owner/Operator, HA Cyan Creative Inc. & HA Photography
Lillian Hunt, VIEA Director, Director, Indigenous Tourism BC
Elizabeth Johnston, Manager, Trade Services, Ministry of Jobs, Economic Development & Competitiveness
Julie Scurr, VIEA Director, Partner, Coast Salish Insurance
Bret Torok-Both, VIEA Director, Senior Manager, Commercial Banking, Coast Capital Savings
Nicole Vaugeois, VIEA Director, Associate VP Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity, Vancouver Island University
Dave Willie, VIEA Director, Principal, Black & White Event Rentals

George Hanson, VIEA President & CEO

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