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Whistler’s Diana Chan honoured with fellowship from CPABC

WHISTLER, BC–(Marketwired – February 22, 2018) – Whistler’s Diana Chan, FCPA, FCA, has been honoured with a fellowship (FCPA) from the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC).

The FCPA designation recognizes CPAs, who have provided exceptional services to the accounting profession and/or whose achievements in their careers or in their communities have earned them distinction and brought honour to the profession.

Diana Chan, FCPA, FCA, is a co-owner and managing partner of J&B Coffee Inc., a consolidated group of coffeehouses and eateries in Whistler, where she is responsible for integrating the operations of the businesses to ensure maximum profitability.

Chan began her accounting career with Ernst & Young LLP (EY) in 1995 and obtained her designation in B.C. in 1998. After leaving EY in 2008, she joined Central 1 Credit Union. While serving as senior vice-president of human resources, she played a key role in updating Central 1’s human resources policy to align it with the organization’s strategic objectives and operational needs.

After four years with Central 1, Chan joined Westminster Savings Credit Union in 2013, as senior vice-president of human resources and communications and corporate secretary. Her accomplishments at Westminster Savings included deploying a progressive leadership and culture development program, creating a succession management strategy, and improving operational efficiencies.

Chan has been highly regarded for her leadership and human resources expertise throughout her career, and she has shared these talents with students and colleagues in the accounting profession. From 1998 to 2008, for example, she volunteered as a campus speaker and recruiter for her provincial legacy body, informing business school students about the profession and promoting the designation as a career path.

A dedicated volunteer in the community as well, Chan supports girls and women as a role model and mentor. She has served as a board member with the YWCA since 2013, coached girls basketball teams (1997-2013), volunteered with proMOTION Plus (2002-2011), and served with the BC Secondary Schools Girls Basketball Association (2007-2013).

In addition, Chan has volunteered with Basketball BC since 2007. She served as the association’s director of finance from 2008 to 2010 and 2015 to 2017, and was its first female president (2010-2015). In recognition of her contributions, Diana received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.

Eight other B.C. CPA members were also honoured with a fellowship this year: E. Albert Botteselle, FCPA, FCGA, (North Vancouver); David Bowra, FCPA, FCA, CIRP, (West Vancouver); Étienne Bruson, FCPA, FCA, (North Vancouver); Mary Galaugher, FCPA, FCGA, (New Westminster); Karen Horcher, FCPA, FCGA, (Vancouver); Tim Howley, FCPA, FCA, (New Westminster); Cecilia Wong, FCPA, FCA, CFA, (Vancouver); and Thomas Wong, FCPA, FCA, (Vancouver).

Quote from Lori Mathison, FCPA, FCGA, LLB, president and CEO of CPABC
“We are extremely proud of Diana for her contributions to both the CPA profession and community. We are thrilled to recognize her outstanding accomplishments. She is an inspiration for other business professionals in the community. Diana is truly deserving of this recognition.”

Read the profiles of all the award winners at bccpa.ca/members/recognition-program.

NOTE TO JOURNALISTS: Publication quality photos of the recipients are available.

About CPA British Columbia
The Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC) is the training, governing, and regulatory body for more than 35,000 CPA members and almost 6,000 CPA students and candidates. CPABC carries out its primary mission to protect the public by enforcing the highest professional and ethical standards and contributing to the advancement of public policy. CPAs are recognized internationally for bringing superior financial expertise, strategic thinking, business insight, and leadership to organizations.

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