Edmonton Chamber President & CEO Bids Farewell
09 April 2021
Edmonton Chamber President & CEO Janet M. Riopel announced her departure, effective June 2021.
“When I took on this role in 2014, I was afforded a unique opportunity to rebuild and modernize the Edmonton Chamber, mirroring the structure and complexities of our business community. The Chamber is flexible and agile, responsive and relevant to our ever-changing landscape.” said Janet M. Riopel, President and CEO of the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce, “We now have a strong value proposition, robust strategic and operational plans, a strong advocacy framework in Forging our Future, and a highly-skilled Chamber team. All the right factors are in place for new leadership to bring fresh perspectives and ideas as the organization continues to evolve.”
“This role has given me the opportunity to focus on City-building in a very keen and focused way, and I leave feeling I have truly made a difference.” said Riopel, “Thank you to our Board of Directors, the Chamber team, our dedicated volunteers, and the incredible members that give the Edmonton Chamber such strength.”
"Janet has been a strong advocate and champion of our business community. Under Janet's leadership, the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce has evolved to be a modern, relevant and effective voice for today's diverse business community.” said Elan MacDonald, Chair of the Edmonton Chamber’s Board of Directors, “On behalf of the Board and our members, I thank Janet for her vision and dedication, and for the positive lasting impact she has made on our business community."
“Whether as a member, Board Chair, or President & CEO, I’ve always been a passionate supporter of the Edmonton Chamber.” said Riopel, “I will continue to champion this organization as it adapts and evolves, and I’m truly grateful to have had this experience.”
The Edmonton Chamber’s Board of Directors have appointed an incoming President & CEO, and further details will be announced in due course.