Pankiw out as chamber CEO

Saskatcehwan Party MLAs Delbert Kirsch, Scott Moe, Nadine Wilson and Joe Hargrave listen as Prince Albert and District Chamber of Commerce CEO Kelvin Pankiw speaks ahead of the mayor's state of the city address on Jan. 25, 2018. (Peter Lozinski/Daily Herald)

The Prince Albert and District Chamber of Commerce is looking for a new CEO, again.
The chamber announced CEO Kelvin Pankiw, who took over the job from retired former CEO Larry Fladager on January 15, has been terminated effective Friday.

The announcement came via an emailed message sent out to members at 5:26 p.m. Friday evening.

Pankiw was serving as CEO as recently as Friday afternoon, when the CEO of the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce, Steve McLellan, visited to discuss issues facing the provincial business community.

Few details were available Friday evening.

“The Board of Directors had engaged in a comprehensive selection process which resulted in Mr. Pankiw joining the Chamber as Chief Executive Officer,” the chamber wrote in the emailed announcement.

“The Board has determined however, that it is in the Chamber’s best interests to terminate Mr. Pankiw’s employment at this time.”

The chamber will resume its search for an executive. In the interim, the board will act as management until a suitable replacement is found. Members can continue to contact the chamber office fore regular member business.

It’s unclear how long it will take for the board to find a replacement.