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President2PresidentJacquieGriffiths<div class="ExternalClass62E3D7968A99400691C6D0BDCB17A602"><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>​​As President of Invest Vancouver, Jacquie leads the regional economic development leadership service for Metro Vancouver. Her focus is on attracting strategic investment to Metro Vancouver, fostering region-wide collaboration, and propelling the economic growth needed for regional prosperity.<br></p><p>Before accepting the rol​​e of President, Jacquie was Executive Vice President and a founding member of Invest Vancouver. and took Invest Vancouver from a concept to reality. Since then, she has made significant strides in expanding Invest Vancouver and promoting the Metro Vancouver region globally as well as establishing regional partnerships in key sectors such as tech, life sciences, and clean transportation. Under her leadership, Invest Vancouver has been a key player in landing multi-national enterprise investment into the region. </p><p>Jacquie holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia as well as a Master of Arts. She holds a designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D) and the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources (CPHR). She brings over two decades of leadership experience in a wide-range of sectors including mining, banking, education, and local government and has been recognized as one of Business in Vancouver's "40 Under Forty." Jacquie is currently a director and chairs the governance committee for the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources (CPHR) BC and Yukon. On the national stage, she was elected vice-chair of the Consider Canada City Alliance and in 2023, invited to join the World Trade Center Advisory Committee through the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade.<br></p><p><br></p><p><strong><em>Ask Jacquie about:</em></strong></p><ul><li>The Metro Vancouver region's incredible talent ecosystem<br></li><li>How to train a Rhodesian Ridgeback</li><li>Where to cycle in the Metro Vancouver region<br></li></ul></div>https://investvancouver.ca/about/our-team/PublishingImages/Jacquie_Griffiths.jpg, Jacquie Griffithshttps://investvancouver.ca/about/our-team/PublishingImages/Jacquie_Griffiths_hover.jpg, Fun Photo
Executive Vice President15Executive Vice PresidentBryanBuggey<div class="ExternalClass96A5A28E7B8D4A589578D7AA1EDFE7BA"><p>​Bryan is a senior executive with more than three decades of experience as a business leader in entrepreneurship, sustainability, innovation, and economic development. Since 2006, Bryan has been interested and passionate about the economic opportunities afforded by the necessary transition to a low-carbon economy and has led teams in charge of projects and programs aimed at supporting those goals including the circular economy, decarbonization, innovation, investment, and equity & diversity.  This includes concepts in economic transformation in the urban and regional context.</p><p>Over the past decade, Bryan was actively involved in the City's Climate Emergency Action Plan, Greenest City Action Plan, Renewable City 2050, Zero Waste 2040, and Green Economy initiatives.  Those experiences and others helped Bryan bring his own brand of future-proofing economic transformation to the conversations around regional economic development, investment, public policy, and business development.  Bryan is able to direct the development of programs and projects that support local innovators and businesses in making an impact in the local economy as well as promote Vancouver to a global audience of business investors in the knowledge-based, low carbon & circular economy.</p><p>Bryan has an undergraduate degree in Economics (Regional Economic Development), an MBA in IT Strategy, is certified in ESG governance, and is a graduate of UBC's Summer Institute for Sustainability.  Bryan also co-founded the Vancouver Maritime Centre for Climate and is a member of the Canadian Climate Law Initiative and was awarded the pan-Canadian Clean 50 Award (2017) for his leadership in green and sustainable economic development.<br></p><p><br></p><p><strong><em>Ask Bryan about:</em></strong></p><ul><li>The Circular Economy, Decarbonization and Climate Action</li><li>Innovation, Commercialization and Start-ups</li><li>His hobby farm<br></li></ul></div>https://investvancouver.ca/about/our-team/PublishingImages/Bryan_Buggey.jpg, Bryan Buggeyhttps://investvancouver.ca/about/our-team/PublishingImages/Bryan_Buggey_hover.jpg, Fun Photo
Vice President, Collaboration4Vice President, CollaborationKatieFitzmaurice<div class="ExternalClassEEF60E3C2B66400CBD012507A4341385"><p>Leading the Collaboration team, Katie is responsible for identifying and developing key partnership opportunities and collaborative efforts and promoting the Metro Vancouver region to a global audience. Katie is committed to advancing equitable and sustainable prosperity throughout the Metro Vancouver region and has strengths related to workforce development initiatives.</p><p>Prior to joining Invest Vancouver, Katie was a Senior Regional Human Resources Advisor for Regional Employers Services with Metro Vancouver. In this role, she developed and implemented a comprehensive approach to identifying and addressing workforce labour supply challenges to local government employers within the Metro Vancouver region. She has also worked for the Business Council of British Columba, the BC Public School Employers' Association, and BC Hydro. </p><p>Katie holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia. Her proudest volunteer role to date involves leading a bike ride 4,500 kilometers from Amsterdam to Istanbul to fundraise money for a socially innovative project.</p><p><br></p><p><strong><em>Ask Katie about:</em></strong></p><ul><li>Collaboration and partnership opportunities </li><li>Project management and the joys of creating a good list</li><li>Going down hills fast - be it on foot, bike, or board<br></li></ul></div>https://investvancouver.ca/about/our-team/PublishingImages/Katie_Fitzmaurice.jpg, Katie Fitzmauricehttps://investvancouver.ca/about/our-team/PublishingImages/Katie_Fitzmaurice_hover.jpg, Fun Photo
Vice President, Collaboration (Term)24Vice President, Collaboration (Term)SueMah<div class="ExternalClass9BABA0972A7D4B518D82986238261751"><p>​Bio coming soon!<br></p></div>https://investvancouver.ca/about/our-team/PublishingImages/Sue_Mah_Cropped.png, Sue_Mah_Cropped.pnghttps://investvancouver.ca/about/our-team/PublishingImages/Sue_Mah_Cropped.png, Sue_Mah_Cropped.png
Vice President, Data, Research & Policy10Vice President, Data, Research & PolicyLejlaUzicanin<div class="ExternalClassB6A7F9DAC1264A4FA49D179AA975BFDB"><p></p></div><p>Leading the Data, Research and Policy team, Lejla is responsible for providing objective, independent research, economic analysis, and strategic and policy advice to amplify the region's economic value proposition - increasing Metro Vancouver's global competitiveness to seize opportunities presented in the rapidly evolving global economy. <br></p><p>Prior to joining Invest Vancouver, Lejla was a faculty member with the City University of Seattle, and a senior economist with the BC Utilities Commission. She has a rich international development experience, working in south-east Europe and the parts of the Former Soviet Union, focusing on policy, regulatory, economic and private sector development.  Lejla has also worked for the United Nations and the United Nations Development Programme. <br></p><p>Lejla holds a Bachelor of Science in Administration and Management from La Roche University, MBA from Cass Business School of City University of London, and a Masters in Resource and Environmental Management from Simon Fraser University. She is a proud member of Rotary International, an organization of people brought together by a desire to make a positive impact in their communities and the world. </p><p> <br></p><p><strong><em>Ask Lejla about:</em></strong></p><ul><li>Importance of strengthening competitiveness in export oriented industries</li><li>Tips for improving your writing style</li><li>The most exciting international border crossing<br></li></ul>https://investvancouver.ca/about/our-team/PublishingImages/Lejla_Uzicanin.jpg, Lejla Uzicaninhttps://investvancouver.ca/about/our-team/PublishingImages/Lejla_Uzicanin_hover.jpg, Fun Photo
Sector Development Advisor16Sector Development AdvisorMeganHenwood<div class="ExternalClass7A1A45E7101643BCB4660D5A3D5BC349"><p>Megan began her career promoting foreign investment to New Brunswick with the provincial government's investment attraction agency, Opportunities New Brunswick (“ONB"). Here, she lead the business development advisor team and was responsible for attracting foreign and domestic SME's and multinationals to the province.<br></p><p>In 2018, Megan transitioned to ONB's cyber security team, based in Vancouver, working with SME's to promote cyber security best practices across Canada. With her knowledge and experience in the region, Megan joined the Federal department, Innovation, Science, and Economic Development (“ISED") to further her work in delivering cyber security programs to SME's. She also conducted policy analysis work covering agritech and natural resources in BC.<br></p><p>Missing client facing work, Megan moved to Invest in Canada as the Regional Investor Services Advisor, supporting multinationals making transformational investments in the hydrogen fuel cell technology, battery storage, and mining, energy, and technology sectors in British Columbia and the Territories.<br></p><p>Megan holds a bachelor's degree in German and Political Science from the University of New Brunswick, as well as a wealth of international experience from studying in both Denmark and Germany.​<br></p><p>Coming from a small town in Nova Scotia, Megan enjoys enhancing economic development objectives in Canada and our remote communities.</p><p> </p><p><strong><em>Ask Megan about:</em></strong></p><ul><li>Why Metro Vancouver is the Silicon Valley of hydrogen and fuel cell technology</li><li>The region's growing life sciences sector</li><li>Yoga, powerlifting, and living an active lifestyle. <br></li></ul></div>https://investvancouver.ca/about/our-team/PublishingImages/Megan_Henwood.png, Megan Henwoodhttps://investvancouver.ca/about/our-team/PublishingImages/Megan_Henwood_hover.jpg, Megan Henwood
Sector Development Advisor19Sector Development AdvisorKarenLamare<div class="ExternalClassD1B74A4E33B04899887961FC4AB3342C"><p></p><div>Karen has over twenty years of experience in economic development and business attraction and has worked collaboratively with diverse stakeholders to attract investment, talent, and business activity to strengthen BC’s competitive advantage in key economic sectors. As a member of the Investor Services team, Karen is responsible for delivering customized investment attraction and promotion services to support existing and prospective businesses to stay and grow in the Metro Vancouver region.  She has in-depth knowledge of the region’s economy and can provide market intelligence and expertise to help businesses understand the local ecosystem, make connections with key stakeholders, leverage strategic partnerships, and drive innovation, talent development and competitive advantage.  In collaboration with industry and government partners, Karen participates in trade and investment missions to attract inward investment and shares with investors why Metro Vancouver is the best place to advance business opportunities, leverage technology and innovation,  and strengthen business success.  <br></div><div><br></div><div>Prior to joining Invest Vancouver, Karen held senior management positions with the BC government, Creative BC, the BC Film Commission and more recently with MNP, as a management consultant in their Economics and Research practice. Her professional experience spans economic research consulting, public sector management, and leadership in the delivery of targeted programs and​ business support services to strengthen BC’s value proposition as a preferred location for motion picture production.  In her role as a senior manager with government, and with the economic development agencies, Creative BC and the BC Film Commission, she championed BC’s creative industries and led collaborative initiatives to address key issues including industry competitiveness, tax credit policy, training and workforce development, research and data collection, and international marketing.</div><div> </div><div>Karen holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Economics from the University of Victoria.<br></div><div><br></div><div> </div><div><strong><em>Ask Karen about:</em></strong><br></div><div><ul><li>BC's creative/tech industry and how the sector drives innovation and jobs within BC's economy.</li><li>Exploring Indian Arm (Halkomelem: səl̓ilw̓ət) BC’s southernmost glacial fjord, 18 km from Deep Cove.</li><li>Her favorite beaches, hikes and places to eat in Tofino. </li></ul></div><p><br><br></p></div>https://investvancouver.ca/about/our-team/PublishingImages/Karen_Lamare_cropped.png, Karen Lamarehttps://investvancouver.ca/about/our-team/PublishingImages/Karen_Lamare_Alt.jpg, Karen Lamare
Sector Development Advisor25Sector Development AdvisorBrockLalla<div class="ExternalClass64B6C6B77ED741439F098F83137B67D9"><p>​Brock is a Sector Development Advisor at Invest Vancouver and is a proponent of lifelong learning and maintaining a voracious level of curiosity for the world around him. <br><br>Prior to joining Invest Vancouver, Brock was part of PwC Canada's National Economics and Policy practice for 3 years, acting as an Economic Consultant. At PwC, Brock served as a key member of the team to facilitate and deliver a variety of public and private sector socio-economic impact studies which played a critical role in communicating the importance of key industries (such as aviation, high-tech and digital media & entertainment) to broad stakeholder groups within BC and beyond. It was also during his time at PwC that Brock developed a passion for client-facing work, building trust-founded relationships and a knack for story-telling in order to provide sound and practical solutions that act to solve real-world issues faced by clients. <br><br>Living and working in the beautiful city of Vancouver, his personal goal is to give back to the region by supporting regional economic development across key industries (with a focus on high-tech), fostering collaboration within industry ecosystems as well as working to communicate on a global scale the value Metro Vancouver has to offer to potential investors.<br> <br>Brock holds a Master in Economics from Simon Fraser University and a Bachelor of Commerce in Management, Economics & Finance from the University of Guelph. <br><br><strong><em>Ask Brock about:</em> </strong><br></p><ul><li>Film photography, filmmaking or graphic design</li><li>The best running routes around the Seawall</li><li>His most recent thrift store finds</li></ul><p></p></div>https://investvancouver.ca/about/our-team/PublishingImages/brock_lalla_cropped.png, Headshothttps://investvancouver.ca/about/our-team/PublishingImages/brock_lalla_hover.jpg, Fun Photo
Business Development Analyst23Business Development AnalystNikolaFischerova<div class="ExternalClassC9ED41842E564431A5F928DFC4D3ED07"><p>​​Bio coming soon!​<br></p></div>https://investvancouver.ca/about/our-team/PublishingImages/Nikola_Fisherova_cropped.png, Nikola_Fisherova_cropped.pnghttps://investvancouver.ca/about/our-team/PublishingImages/Nikola_Fisherova_cropped.png, Nikola_Fisherova_cropped.png
Senior Advisor18Senior AdvisorAaronAerts<div class="ExternalClass4EEABADEC7434803A4AB17052DF7A5D6"><span style="font-family:"segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:13pt;"><p style="margin:0in;"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">Aaron Aerts is the Senior Advisor on Invest Vancouver’s data, research, and policy team.</span></p><p style="margin:0in;"><span style="font-family:"segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.6667px;"><br></span></p><p style="margin:0in;"><span style="font-family:"segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.6667px;">With prior experience as an Economist at the Chartered Professional Accountants of BC, he played a key role in the organization's thought leadership activities. Aaron led various economic reports on housing, demographics, employment, and investment trends in BC and its regions. Additionally, he served as the Western Economist at the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), where he conducted research on policy matters for small and medium-sized businesses. Aaron's responsibilities included surveying members, communicating research findings to stakeholders, and acting as a spokesperson for the media, politicians, and the public.</span></p><p style="margin:0in;"><span style="font-family:"segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.6667px;"><br></span></p><p style="margin:0in;"><span style="font-family:"segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.6667px;">With a strong passion for combining research, data analysis, and effective communication, Aaron is dedicated to advancing economic development. He holds a bachelor's degree in economics and political science from the University of Ottawa, as well as a master's degree in economics from Carleton University.</span></p><p style="margin:0in;color:#1f497d;"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;"> <br></span></p><p style="margin:0in;"><strong style="font-size:14.6667px;"><em>Ask Aaron about:</em></strong></p><ul style="margin-left:0.375in;direction:ltr;unicode-bidi:embed;margin-top:0in;margin-bottom:0in;"><span style="font-family:"segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.6667px;"><li style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;vertical-align:middle;"><span style="font-family:"segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.6667px;">Housing, investment and demographic trends across BC and Metro Vancouver</span></li><li style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;vertical-align:middle;"><span style="font-family:"segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.6667px;">How to ferment a batch of pickles or kimchi</span></li><li style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;vertical-align:middle;"><span style="font-family:"segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.6667px;">The best local craft breweries ​</span></li></span></ul><br></span></div>https://investvancouver.ca/about/our-team/PublishingImages/aaron_aerts_cropped.png, headshothttps://investvancouver.ca/about/our-team/PublishingImages/Aaron_Aerts_hover.jpg, hover
Research and Data Analyst17Research and Data AnalystTemirlanKakimov<div class="ExternalClass2D7065746FC14137AFCF1323735F65E8"><span style="font-family:"segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;"><p style="margin:0in;font-size:11pt;">Temirlan joined Invest Vancouver in April 2023 as a Research and Data Analyst. Temirlan is responsible for researching, identifying, developing, and compiling quantitative and qualitative data from a variety of primary and secondary sources. Temirlan conducts in-depth data analysis and interpretation to identify key themes, factors, trends, and insights to inform the formulation of research findings and recommendations.</p><p style="margin:0in;font-size:11pt;"> </p><p style="margin:0in;font-size:11pt;">Prior to joining Invest Vancouver, Temirlan was a Business Intelligence Analyst at WorkSafeBC as part of Simon Fraser University’s cooperative education program, where he exhibited strong data analysis and business intelligence skills, successfully designed comprehensive Power BI dashboards, generated KPI reports, and effectively translated business requirements to technical scope.</p><p style="margin:0in;font-size:11pt;"> </p><p style="margin:0in;font-size:11pt;">Temirlan holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Simon Fraser University Beedie School of Business with a concentration in Management Information Systems. Additional training includes Data Analytics and Project Management certifications from Google, a Research Methodologies certification from the Queen Mary University of London, and an Entry Certificate in Business Analysis from the International Institute of Business Analysis.<br></p><p style="margin:0in;font-size:11pt;"> </p><p style="margin:0in;font-size:11pt;"><strong><em>Ask Temirlan about: </em></strong></p><ul style="margin-left:0.375in;direction:ltr;unicode-bidi:embed;margin-top:0in;margin-bottom:0in;"><span style="font-family:"segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;"><li style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;vertical-align:middle;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:"segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">Collecting data and turning it into actionable insights</span></li><li style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;vertical-align:middle;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:"segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">Personal databases and neuroplasticity</span></li><li style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;vertical-align:middle;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:"segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">Upcoming concerts in Metro Vancouver​</span></li></span></ul><br></span></div>https://investvancouver.ca/about/our-team/PublishingImages/Temirlan_Kakimov_cropped.png, Headshothttps://investvancouver.ca/about/our-team/PublishingImages/Temirlan_Kakimov_hover.jpeg, Hover
Senior Economist8Senior EconomistGregoryFreemanhttps://investvancouver.ca/about/our-team/PublishingImages/Gregory_Freeman.jpg, Gregory Freemanhttps://investvancouver.ca/about/our-team/PublishingImages/Gregory_Freeman.jpg, Gregory Freeman
Research Coordinator21Research CoordinatorRyanCarpio<div class="ExternalClass996B292924F14946953964DFE4BDFF01"><p>​As a Research Coordinator on the Data, Research, and Policy team, Ryan plays a role in planning, organizing, and coordinating research projects. Ryan also engages with internal and external stakeholders and actively contributes in developing reports, conducting analysis, and providing actionable policy recommendations.</p><p>Prior to joining Invest Vancouver, he was a Junior Officer at Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada (ISED). During his time at ISED, he contributed in developing economic products and reports related to BC's innovation and business ecosystem, as well as writing briefing materials and researching program recommendations for ministerial visits in BC. Most recently, he was a Student Business Officer at Pacific Economic Development Canada (PacifiCan), where he provided support in delivering targeted and time-limited programs for SMEs, municipalities, and non-profit organizations in BC.</p><p>Ryan holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Political Science and International Relations) from the University of British Columbia. Ryan is eager and passionate about driving inclusive and sustainable economic development in the Metro Vancouver region. </p><p><strong><em>Ask Ryan about:</em></strong></p><ul><li>The importance of synergy between the public and private sectors</li><li>Metro Vancouver's innovation ecosystem</li><li>Hiking trails, reality show competitions, and road trips<br><br></li></ul></div>https://investvancouver.ca/about/our-team/PublishingImages/Ryan_Carpio_cropped.png, Ryan_Carpio_cropped.pnghttps://investvancouver.ca/about/our-team/PublishingImages/Ryan_Carpio_hover.jpg, Ryan_Carpio_hover.jpg
Project Coordinator22Project CoordinatorRosemaryPreckel<div class="ExternalClassD034138F962F4CFCA54B4861E8865D94"><p>​Rosemary joined Invest Vancouver in August 2023 as a Project Coordinator. Rosemary is responsible for undertaking projects, compiling information, conducting research, coordinating department activities and tracking mechanisms for Invest Vancouver’s Collaboration team. In addition, she is responsible for organizing events, preparing support materials and providing information on Invest Vancouver’s initiatives. </p> <br>Prior to joining Invest Vancouver, Rosemary was a Program Assistant at Metro Vancouver in Water Services, where she developed procedures, organized events, assisted with site projects, implemented corporate policies and improved the tracking of a number of Water Treatment processes.<br> <br>Rosemary holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Capilano University concentrating in Marketing along with a Graphic Design Certificate from BCIT, as well as certificates in Google Analytics and PA Douglas Professional Administration. During her time at Capilano University, Rosemary also participated in a number of business and marketing case competitions in addition to being President of the Capilano University Marketing Association. <br> <br><strong><em>Ask Rosemary about:</em></strong><br><ul><li>Executing a successful project</li><li>The impact of local government within the Metro Vancouver Region</li><li>Hiking on the North Shore and the secret to baking a great cake     </li></ul></div>https://investvancouver.ca/about/our-team/PublishingImages/Rosemary_Preckel_cropped.png, Rosemaryhttps://investvancouver.ca/about/our-team/PublishingImages/Rosemary_Preckel_hover.jpg, Rosemary Hover
Marketing and Partnerships Advisor6Marketing and Partnerships AdvisorPeytonWinslade<div class="ExternalClassB9894F77914C4FB1985AA9287FAEEF25"><p>​Peyton joined Invest Vancouver in January 2021​. In her role on the Collaboration team, Peyton is responsible for content creation, social media, and managing the "Invest Vancouver" brand. She also assists with developing assets such as presentations and client-facing materials, and lends her project management skills to guide Invest Vancouver's partnerships and events.</p><p>Peyton holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Simon Fraser University Beedie School of Business with concentrations in Management Information Systems and Marketing, as well as a certificate in Business Analytics and Decision Making.</p><p><br></p><p><strong><em>Ask Peyton about:</em></strong></p><ul><li>The latest and greatest in social media strategy </li><li>Promoting the Metro Vancouver region to a global audience</li><li>Pop culture podcasts and the best vegetarian food in the region<br></li></ul></div>https://investvancouver.ca/about/our-team/PublishingImages/Peyton_Winslade.jpg, Peyton Winsladehttps://investvancouver.ca/about/our-team/PublishingImages/Peyton_Winslade_hover.jpg, Fun Photo
Public Relations Advisor20Public Relations AdvisorJessicaSteward<div class="ExternalClass95C1139DC8574E539661509846D6CBB3"><p>As the Public Relations Advisor, Jessica keeps a close eye on the latest news on business and economic investments across our key sectors to stay informed and keep the team up to date on emerging news stories.</p><p>As part of the Collaboration team, Jessica works closely on the development of communication assets to ensure Invest Vancouver’s key messages are top of mind. Her storytelling skills helps us craft strategic insights from our team into newsworthy soundbites for the media.</p><p>Prior to Invest Vancouver, Jessica was working at a PR and Digital Marketing agency where she worked with clients in the hydrogen, manufacturing, and technology industries sharing their stories and securing placements in trade and top tier publications.</p><p>Jessica holds a Bachelor of Communication Studies Degree from Capilano University.</p><div> <br><strong><em>Ask Jessica about:</em></strong><br><ul><li>Trending news stories on economic investments in the region</li><li>The value of storytelling</li><li>The best trails on the North Shore​</li></ul></div></div>https://investvancouver.ca/about/our-team/PublishingImages/Jessica_Steward_cropped.png, Jessica_Steward_cropped.pnghttps://investvancouver.ca/about/our-team/PublishingImages/Jessica_Steward_hover.jpeg, Jessica_Steward_hover.jpeg
Office Supervisor7Office SupervisorSilvanaMah<div class="ExternalClassC113F3423CCF4F47A45AE6F1E1F1DB07"><p>​Silvana joined Invest Vancouver in March 2021 as the Office Supervisor.  She provides administrative assistance to Invest Vancouver executives and operations support to all members of the team. Previously, Silvana has worked in human resources for the BC Public School Employers' Association, Vancouver Community College and Vancouver School Board.         </p><p>Silvana has a Human Resources Management Diploma from BCIT and is a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP). </p><p><br></p><p><strong><em>Ask Silvana about: </em></strong></p><ul><li>Handbags </li><li>Best Asian restaurants in Vancouver </li><li>German cars <br></li></ul></div>https://investvancouver.ca/about/our-team/PublishingImages/Silvana_Mah.png, Silvana Mahhttps://investvancouver.ca/about/our-team/PublishingImages/Silvana_Mah_hover.jpg, Fun Photo
Office Assistant26Office AssistantVivianHuang<div class="ExternalClassABF5E738560A4014B7343D9A5E3C117C"><p>​As a graduate from Douglas College from their Office Administration Programs, Vivian has experience with both the private and public sector in administration with healthcare.  Vivian most recently came from one of the largest healthcare authorities in British Columbia. She has been offering administrative assistance to some of the most renowned health care providers in the Vancouver region who treat Palliative and Cancer patients. </p><p>Born and raised in Vancouver, Vivian has witnessed first hand the development and economic prosperity of the city; she is excited to be part of an innovative team with goals focusing on investment, equity & diversity and environmental sustainability. </p>Vivian looks forward to continuing her studies in the business administration field.<div><br></div><div><strong><em>Ask Vivian about...</em></strong><div><ul><li>Her interest in Housing, and the Canadian economy</li><li>Her two French bulldogs</li><li>Favorite Vacation Spots​</li></ul></div></div></div>https://investvancouver.ca/about/our-team/PublishingImages/FemalePlaceholder.JPG, https://investvancouver.ca/about/our-team/PublishingImages/FemalePlaceholder.JPGhttps://investvancouver.ca/about/our-team/PublishingImages/Vivian_Huang_hover.PNG, Vivian hover

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