BIO - RAY ROBB P. Eng. - 2011
Metro Vancouver Regulation & Enforcement Division Manager
Mr. Robb has been regulating environmental emissions with Metro Vancouver for the past five years.
Prior to that he spent roughly fifteen years with the Ministry of Environment, Lower Mainland Region, where he was responsible for protecting the environment from industrial discharges to the air, land and water.
Mr. Robb has a Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering and a Master's Degree in Environmental Engineering.
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BIO - Pam Ryan - Sept. 2011
Strategic Communications Advisor - Port Mann/Hwy 1 Improvement Project
As Strategic Communications Advisor, Pam is responsible for timely and appropriate communication initiatives with government, the public and media, related to the Port Mann/Hwy 1 Improvement Project. She has been involved with the planning and public consultation for the Gateway Program for over ten years.
Prior to working for the Gateway Project, Pam served in senior communications and planning positions in both the public and private sector, including B.C. Ferries, the Ministry of Transportation and Karyo Communications ( now Edelman ) one of Vancouver's largest communication. An accomplished facilitator, respected team-builder and skilled communicator, Pam brings fifteen years of experience in strategic planning, public consultation, media communications and issues management to her role with the PMH1 Improvement Project.
Pam is also the President of WTS an international professional association for women in transportation.
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BIO - Nikki Keith
Nikki's career started in the insurance industry over twenty years ago in 100 Mile House, B.C.
Over the past 14½ years she has worked for Wilson M. Beck Insurance Services Inc. as the Manager of the Personal Insurance Department - handling the top VIP personal accounts in the office.
She is also the Privacy Officer for Wilson M. Beck Insurance Services Inc. and has recently been promoted to Vice President.
Nikki is involved with many Associations within the construction industry including the Associated Equipment Distributors, BC Roadbuilders and Heavy Construction Association, the Vancouver Regional Construction Association, the Independent Contractor's and Businesses Association, Shelfspace (The Association for Retail Entrepreneurs) as well as many others.
Nikki also volunteers her time with many volunteer and charity organizations in the White Rock/ South Surrey area.
BIO - Glen MacRae - 2010
Glen McRae came to Wilson M. Beck Insurance Services Inc. over six years ago after having a decade with a major Canadian insurer as their principal Transportation Marine Claims Examiner and Manager of Claims Operations for Western Canada. He provides his wealth of experience in litigation management, mediating large losses and negotiating claims settlements.
Glen has authored various technical articles on liability and eBusiness Strategies and is a Continuing Education Instructor to the Insurance Brokers Association of B.C.
He has been a director of the Moody Centre Business Association and has been a member of many associations including the Amalgamated Construction Association, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, and the Farm Equipment Dealers Association of B.C.
BIO - Wilson Beck - 2010
Wilson Beck is the Chairman of the Board and C.E.O. of Wilson M. Beck Insurance Services Inc.
Wilson Beck grew-up in South Burnaby, where Metrotown is today. His insurance carrier started in his mid 20's selling auto insurance and homeowner insurance for Co-op Fire and Casualty Insurance Company. Shortly after, Wilson worked for a major national insurance broker focusing on commercial insurance.
Prior to founding Wilson M. Beck Insurance Services Inc. in 1981, Wilson spent 17 years with a large BC Broker concentrating on arranging construction insurance and contract bonding.
Wilson M. Beck Insurance Services Inc. is celebrating 30 years in business in April 2011. They have grown to a staff of 44 in the Burnaby office, which is located one block East of Boundary Road on Marine Way. Their Kelowna office was established in 1997 and employs a staff of 12. Wilson M. Beck Insurance Services Inc. has become one of the largest brokers of Contract Bonding and Construction Insurance in British Columbia with facilities extending into the United States and other parts of the world.
- In 1980, Wilson was elected as President of the Amalgamated Construction Association (now known as the Vancouver Regional Construction Association) - and is now a life member. He was the first non-construction person elected to that position.
- 25 Years later, his son David Beck, became the Chairman of the Vancouver Regional Construction Association.
- In 1984, Wilson became the Chairman of the BC Construction Association.
- Wilson has also served on the board of directors of the Canadian Construction Association - from 1984 to 1988.
- He also served a 1 year term as a director of the BC Roadbuilders and Heavy Construction Association.
- Wilson is also a past President of the Terminal City Club, which has nothing to do with insurance or contract bonding!
BIO - Ken Peacock
Ken Peacock is the Director of Economic Research at the Business Council of British Columbia, an association representing approximately 260 large and mid-sized companies that together account for approximately one-quarter of all jobs in the province. In this capacity Mr. Peacock contributes to the Council's work on economic and policy issues of interest to the business community. He is also the author of a number of regular Business Council publications dealing with the provincial economy and related policy matters.
Prior to joining the Business Council, Mr. Peacock was an Economist with Central 1 Credit Union, an umbrella organization for the credit unions in the province. There he advised credit unions on the outlook for the provincial economy, housing markets, and interest and exchange rates.
Mr. Peacock was born and raised in BC. He attained his master's degree in economics from Simon Fraser University and is the immediate past President of the Association of Professional Economists of BC and is an advisor to the BC Progress Board.
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OUR WISH LIST - Surrey Food Bank
- Baby formula/milk, jarred food&cereal
- Canned Fish/Meat (eg. Tuna, ham, turkey)
- Peanut Butter
- Mac & Cheese
- Pastas (wholegrain preferred)
- Healthy cereal (hot or cold)
- Canned fruit
- Meals in a tin (eg. Stews, Pork 'n Beans)
- Pasta Sauce