THUNDER BAY, On –-- March 20, 2013 --The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce has selected Charla Robinson to serve as President for the business advocacy organization, effective Monday, April 29th.
“The NOMA Board of Directors have accepted with regret the resignation of Charla Robinson as NOMA Executive Director,” said Mayor Ron Nelson, NOMA President. “Charla has been key to NOMA’s success over the past three years. Her leadership in the development and implementation of our strategic plan has strengthened the organization and our advocacy efforts towards the betterment of our communities. The relationships she has developed through her time with NOMA will serve her well in her new role with the Chamber. We wish her all the best.”
“Charla brings a wealth of experience in advocacy and government relations that will serve the membership well in ensuring that the “voice of business” is heard by all three orders of government,” said Ed Schmidtke, Chair of the Board for the Chamber of Commerce.
Prior to her position at NOMA, Ms. Robinson served for four years as Chief of Staff to a Member of Parliament and as the Chamber’s Director of Membership Services for three years. An active community member, Ms. Robinson was a founding director of the Thunder Bay Blues Festival and currently volunteers as a director with the Thunder Bay Marathon-Miles with the Giant.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with NOMA and have appreciated the exceptional support that I have received from the Board and membership,” commented Robinson. “I am honoured and humbled by the confidence shown in me by the Chamber Board and look forward to working with them and the membership to provide leadership and influence effective change for a healthy business environment.