The Chamber of Commerce Brantford Brant has found its new Chief Executive Officer to replace current CEO Charlene Nicholson who has announced her retirement.
David Prang will assume the role effective July 30th and spend the month of August with Nicholson familiarizing himself with the operational side of the Chamber.
“We received more than 100 applications for the CEO position” says Ken McNaughton, 2nd Vice President of the Chamber Board and Chair of the CEO search committee. “It was difficult to narrow the field as we were fortunate that a number of highly qualified and talented individuals wanted to work with our organization. However, at the end of the process, David was the unanimous choice of the search committee.”
Prang, born and raised in Brantford, has been a Chamber volunteer for more than a decade serving on a variety of committees, as a Director of the Board and most recently as President of the Board of Directors. An active community volunteer, he chaired the Downtown Brantford Business Improvement Area Association from 2009-2014 and currently serves a number of local organizations including CYO Basketball and the Brant Norfolk Advocis association. Following his graduation from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2001, Prang enjoyed a progressive career with Laurier before embarking on a career in financial services as a wealth and financial security advisor.
“I am honoured and excited about this opportunity because I believe in the power of business to build strong communities and the role of the Chamber to support and facilitate the relationships that make that possible” Prang stated. “The demands on business owners continue to increase in every community, and our Chamber continues to be a leader in our ability to anticipate change, to advocate, and to provide opportunities for business to grow and prosper within Brantford, Brant County, and Six Nations. I look forward to working with our membership, our Board, and community leaders and partners to strengthen the business environment and improve the quality of life in our communities.”
Paul McCaig, 1st Vice President of the Chamber Board, will serve as President of the Board for the balance of David Prang’s term and continue in the role in 2020.