Cheryl Montgomery, MAPC is the Executive Director of the Fort St. John and District Chamber of Commerce. She has been a business owner, advocate, and educator her entire career. With a record of a successful business start-up and ownerships, a national independent company, senior municipal leadership, and Non-Profit leadership, Cheryl has a balanced and diverse perspective of all business management and organizational structures.
Cheryl’s extensive background in marketing, advertising and graphic design, has served many of the peace regions capital projects and branding initiatives over 200 regional corporations. She was a Project Manager with the construction of City of Grande Prairie’s largest capital project – Eastlink Centre. As spokesperson and public relations, and one of a team managers overseeing 300 employees. After completion of ELC, Cheryl made a choice to follow Communications further and completed her Masters in Communication in 2019. Working with organizations through generational transition, and organizational change. Dedicated to creating collaborative, creative and successful partnerships between generations is key to helping organizations through succession to grow and thrive.
Community has always been the foundation for work and personal success and growth. Cheryl is a long standing Rotarian of over 20 years. She has led and participated in local, regional and international projects that have changed lives. Serving as President in 2017 and on major committees that oversaw international projects and local fundraisers that generated 2.4 million annually for the local club, were an important part of her Community Commitment. Serving on the Rotary Wellness House Committee was a project closest to her heart. In addition to Rotary, Cheryl has served on Executive Boards with the QEII Hospital Foundation, The Grande Prairie Chamber of Commerce, the, Prairie Art Gallery, and numerous other organizations. Cheryl has accepted appointment to the Community Futures -Peace Liard, Board of Directors and the Northern Environmental Action Team in Fort St. John and also currently serves on the NEAT Board of Directors.
Having lived in Grande Prairie her entire life, moving to Fort St. John in 2019, has provided an exciting and new opportunity to continue to living a wonderful life in the North but with a view from British Columbia.