Power Lunch: A Conversation with Leaders of the Sea to Sky
Quarterly Power Lunches deliver speakers and panels that bring fresh perspectives and real solutions to make business easy. Powering up your lunch with us keeps you dialed into world class business inspiration. We want you feeling energized and empowered to elevate your business.
What are our Leaders doing to Elevate Whistler's Business?
Hear from top leaders in the Sea to Sky on what they are doing to make business easy in Whistler. Gain insight and get your big questions answered from municipal, provincial and federal levels.
This Power Lunch will bring you up to speed on hot topics affecting you - our Whistler business community. Dial into fresh intel from all levels of government.
Moderated by Brady Smith, Executive Director of the SLCC and Chair of the Whistler Chamber.
SALAD – PRE-SET
Baby Beet Salad
roast baby yellow beets, pickled baby candy cane beets, toasted
feta, baby arugula, pink grapefruit vinaigrette
Braised Beef Short Rib
sautéed green beans, sautéed BC mushrooms, buttermilk mash,
red wine jus
Apple Spice Cake
cinnamon ice cream & toffee popcorn
MLA, Jordan Sturdy
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Jordan Sturdy was re-elected as MLA for West Vancouver-Sea to Sky in 2017. He currently serves as the Official Opposition Critic for Transportation and Infrastructure and is a Member of the Select Standing Committee Crown Corporations.
Jordan previously served as Minister of Environment, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, and as a member of the Cabinet Committee for Environment and Land Use.
Jordan served as chair of the Climate Leadership Team, working with members from non-governmental organizations, academia, industry, communities and First Nations to redefine B.C.'s low-carbon future. Jordan has also chaired the Provincial Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy.
Jordan entered public service as a local trustee for the Pemberton Valley Dyking District. He has served the Sea to Sky Corridor in a variety of capacities, including as a member of the Squamish Lillooet Regional District Board, Director of the Fraser Basin Council, Lower Mainland Treaty Advisory Committee executive committee member, SLRD Hospital District Chair, and Sea to Sky Regional Hospital District Director.
Jordan has also served as president of the Whistler Farmers' Market Society and director of the BC Association of Farmers' Markets. Jordan and his wife Trish own and operate North Arm Farm, which grows organic vegetables and berries, in Pemberton, where they have lived since 1989. North Arm Farm is a popular regional destination.
Mayor, Jack Crompton
Jack Crompton has deep roots in Whistler and is passionate about the future of his community. His grandparents were original shareholders in the Garibaldi Lift Company and the Cromptons have been engaged in business and community organizations since the beginning.
Jack's professional life has focused mainly on transportation and software. He founded Whistler Resort Cabs and operated the company until selling the company in 2008. He then founded and served as CEO for Ridebooker; a Whistler based transportation software company. In October 2018, Jack resigned his position with Ridebooker to serve full-time as Mayor of Whistler.
Jack likes to talk politics of any description. He is fascinated by political history, local government and international affairs.
Jack and his wife Carolyn have four children; Georgia, Margaret, Van and Harriet. They enjoy "the beautiful game", mountain biking, skiing and being in the mountains.
Director of Policy Development, Government & Stakeholder Relations, BC Chamber of Commerce
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Dan Baxter is the Director of Policy Development, Government and Stakeholder Relations with the BC Chamber of Commerce. Prior to joining the BC Chamber, Dan spent three years with the federal government, two of those years in Ottawa. Dan worked for the Honourable Ed Fast, former Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, where he led the Minister’s Asia-Pacific Gateway file.
Dan is passionate about community service and civic participation. For 15 years, Dan has been a volunteer member of various boards. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Richmond Community Coalition and Britannia Heritage Shipyard Society.
Dan lives in Richmond and resides in the Steveston area. He and his wife, Verena, have two sons and a daughter.
Brady Smith, Executive Director, Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre (SLCC) and Chair, Whistler Chamber of Commerce
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