Wendy McDougall is the new executive director of the Fernie Chamber of Commerce, with the appointment announced in December, 2022. (Courtesy of the Fernie Chamber of Commerce)

Wendy McDougall is the new executive director of the Fernie Chamber of Commerce, with the appointment announced in December, 2022. (Courtesy of the Fernie Chamber of Commerce)

Fernie Chamber of Commerce appoints new executive director

Wendy McDougall’s appointment was announced in December, 2022

The Fernie Chamber of Commerce has appointed Wendy McDougall as their new executive director.

A Dec. 2 news release on the Fernie Chamber website says that McDougall and her family moved to Fernie in August, 2019.

“After visiting the town on weekends and holidays for over a decade, they decided to make the move to Fernie permanent and have never looked back. Over the last three years they have become fully entrenched in the community, taking in all this mountain town has to offer.”

The release says that McDougall is well known around Fernie for her involvement as the president of the Fernie Alpine Ski Team, and her ‘avid volunteerism’ for the club.

“With this, Wendy brings non-profit and board experience to her present role.”

McDougall also has a degree in commerce from the University of Calgary and over 15 years of experience in the oil and gas industry.

“I am eager to bring my past and present experience to this role with a personal passion to advocacy on behalf of businesses and be a part of building Fernie’s sustainable economic growth,” she said.

She is “keen to spend time in the community building relationships with the Chamber’s members and partners.”

Norman Fraser, president of the board with the Chamber, said “We look forward to continuing to grow the profile and momentum of the chamber under Wendy’s leadership.”

“Wendy’s experience, and the strength of the rest of the team, will help us advance the chambers strategic priorities and mission of strengthening the local economy and quality of life in Fernie.”

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