Chamber gets new executive manager

Lana Johnson will take over the executive manager position from Barry Neath on Jan. 1, and she couldn’t be more excited.

  • Dec. 2, 2009 8:00 a.m.
Lana Johnson will take over Barry Neath's position on Jan.1 as executive manager for the Ponoka and District Chamber of Commerce.

Lana Johnson will take over Barry Neath's position on Jan.1 as executive manager for the Ponoka and District Chamber of Commerce.

By Jasmine Franklin

A new face can be seen around the Ponoka and District Chamber of Commerce office.

Lana Johnson will take over the executive manager position from Barry Neath on Jan. 1, and she couldn’t be more excited.

“It’s very interesting to me to see how small businesses work, interconnect and support each other,” Johnson said. “The chamber really promotes community spirit.”

Johnson has a bachelor of commerce degree from the University of Alberta and is intrigued by different types of businesses.

“I’m looking forward to meet with the board and see their visions,” Johnson. “It’ll be great to work on a business strategic plan.”

Johnson has received training from current executive manager Neath, and will be prepared to fill his shoes for a two-year term come the new year.