Charlottetown, PE (May 6, 2021) – The Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has announced Nicole Bellefleur as Interim-CEO effective May 31st.  Ms. Bellefleur will assume this role while the Board proceeds with the search for the Chamber’s next CEO.

Nicole joined the Chamber in 2015 as Program Director of PEI Connectors. PEI Connectors is an initiative of the Chamber that offers support services to businesses owned and operated by immigrants. The initiative also connects new Islanders and new graduates to business and community leaders to grow their professional networks and expand career opportunities on the Island. Prior to joining the Chamber, she held marketing management positions with FRHI Hotels & Resorts and Delta Hotels & Resorts.

“We are pleased to have Nicole stepping into the role of Interim-CEO while we conduct a search for the Chamber’s next CEO,” said Colin Younker, President of the Chamber’s Board of Directors. “Nicole brings a high-level of management experience to the role and we look forward to working with her in advancing the Chamber’s priorities.”

Last month, the Chamber Board of Directors announced that Penny Walsh-McGuire would be stepping down from her role as CEO effective May 28th. Nicole Bellefleur will continue in her position with PEI Connectors and will hold the Interim-CEO role until the CEO search process is complete.

Further information on the CEO search process will be made available in the coming weeks on the Chamber’s website at



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