New Leadership at Community Futures of the South Okanagan Similkameen

Clee Roy
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The Board of Directors of Community Futures of the South Okanagan, Similkameen is pleased to announce that Clee Roy has taken a leadership position with the organization as the new General Manager.

Mr. Roy brings 25 years of diverse international business experience.  This has encompassed credit risk management, business consulting, community economic development, financial reporting, and business planning. For several years Mr. Roy facilitated finance training workshops for entrepreneurs as part of the Community Futures self-employment program and is very familiar with the support Community Futures provides to the South Okanagan and Similkameen.  He is passionate about helping entrepreneurs achieve their goals. “I’m excited for this opportunity to work with our team to continue assisting businesses in our region," he says.

Sheilagh Seaton, Chair of the Board, describes Clee as “an active member of the entrepreneurial community in the South Okanagan, who has provided consulting services to help businesses grow and generate economic benefit for our region. He understands the needs of business owners and he has a passion for helping them succeed. We are very eager to work with him as the new general manager and to have him leading our organization.”

Community Futures has been serving the business community for 32 years under the guidance and leadership of Mary Ellen Heidt, who has now retired.  Having roots with the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen, the organization has invested over $30,000,000 in the region; assisting clients with start-up, expansion, and succession of businesses through financing and training.

For more information, please contact Clee Roy at 250-493-2566 or visit our website.

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