George Hanson new president of VIEA

Five years into its mandate to assist regional economic development of Vancouver Island, the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance is pleased to announce George Hanson as its new president.

George Hanson is the new president of the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance.

NANAIMO — Five years into its mandate to assist regional economic development of Vancouver Island, the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance is pleased to announce George Hanson as its new president.

Hanson, according to a VIEA media release, brings experience along with his reputation for getting things done to the role.

As managing partner of Clayton Consulting, he has consulted for corporations, community organizations, professional associations, district, municipal, provincial and federal governments. He led a comprehensive urban renewal project in downtown Nanaimo to considerable, award-winning success — attracting significant business and redevelopment investment.

Since 2008 Hanson has been Development Manager for InSight Developments, one of the premier development companies in the region.

Hanson has served on numerous community committees and volunteer boards. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Oceanside Development and Construction Association and a Founding Member of YES Nanaimo. He is a former two-term president of the Business Improvement Areas of British Columbia.

His first task as the new VIEA president will be to guide the fifth annual State of the Island Economic Summit to success in October 2011 and to continue to promote Vancouver Island  economic opportunities to investors internationally.

— Submitted by VIEA

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