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Mary Lou Miles has been promoted to director of wealth management at Genus Capital Management, an independent investment management firm. Miles has been a portfolio manager for more than 20 years, joining Genus in 2005.
Christine Bergeron has been promoted to chief member services officer at Vancouver City Savings Credit Union. Bergeron has held several leadership roles since joining Vancity in 2011, including vice-president of community business and vice-president of impact investment, wealth management and community real estate.
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP welcomes Janine Kroser as its new chief operating officer. Kroser succeeds Wayne Scott, who is retiring and has been with Alexander Holburn for 12 years. Prior to this appointment, Kroser was with Watson Goepel LLP.
Lawson Lundell LLP has welcomed several new hires. Carolyn Simpson has joined the corporate commercial group as a partner. Jeffrey Hernaez has joined the civil litigation group as an associate focused on commercial disputes. Kayli Clark, Max Rudakov and Jisoo Vis have also joined the firm’s Vancouver office as associates: Clark joins the tax group, Rudakov joins the corporate commercial group and Vis joins the corporate commercial and China initiative groups.
Miller Titerle + Co. welcomes Connor Levy to its employment law group. Levy practises in the areas of labour, employment, privacy, human rights and workers’ compensation matters.
Tammey George has been appointed chief operating officer at Watson Goepel LLP. Alyshia Jiwan has also joined the firm as an associate in the business group. George has more than 25 years of business development experience and, prior to this appointment, was director of marketing and business development at Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP. Jiwan completed her articles at Watson Goepel and has a practice focused on general corporate commercial matters.
Carol Robinson, founder and principal of Harbour West Consulting, has been appointed to the board of directors for the Lower Lonsdale Business Improvement Area.
Gary Zhang has been appointed chief technology officer at Glance Technologies Inc. He succeeds Angela Griffin. Zhang has more than 20 years of technology experience and, since 2010, has operated his own software-as-a-service (SaaS) consulting company to help his clients build solid SaaS products, operate profitable SaaS businesses and complete successful digital transformations.
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Corix Water Products donated $15,000 to PALS Autism Society’s school program. The funds are proceeds from the firm’s annual Golf for Kids Charity Classic in Victoria and will be used to modify the school’s new home in New Westminster, which opened in March 2019.
West Coast Seeds donated $6,500 to Covenant House Vancouver. Funds were raised through the company’s annual tomato seedling sale in early May.
Since 2015, the Lohn Foundation has given Children of the Street Society annual grants totalling $11,000 to help the society in its work to keep B.C.’s young people safe from sexual exploitation.
Sherwin Williams employees recognized National Paint Week by gathering and volunteering their time and supplies with the Salvation Army on May 30, refreshing four rooms in three different community ministry units in one day. •