Adelheid Bender was last the Chamber of Commerce's executive director in 2002.

Adelheid Bender was last the Chamber of Commerce's executive director in 2002.

Former Chamber head Adelheid Bender back as interim leader

Adelheid Bender has been named the interim executive director of the Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce. She is filling in for John Devitt while a permanent replacement is found.

Adelheid Bender has been named the interim executive director of the Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce. She is filling in for John Devitt while a permanent replacement is found.

“Adelheid’s broad skill set and track record as an effective manager will be a valuable asset to our organization,” said Brydon Roe, President of the Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce in a news release. “Hiring her will give us time to search for a new Executive Director with the qualifications and experience we feel the chamber needs to move forward.”

Bender comes to the chamber with extensive experience in economic development. She was executive director of the Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce for 10 years and served six years as the economic development officer for the Columbia-Shuswap Regional District.

While with the Chamber she served eight years on the board of directors of the BC Chambers Executives (BCCE) and was president of that organization in 2001. In 2002 she was voted executive of the year by the BCCE.

She is the wife of councillor Steve Bender.

Roe said Bender will lead the search for a permanent executive director and would stay on until a suitable replacement is found. He said there was no timeline to find a new executive director.

The Chamber also recently hired Meghan Tabor as their new Tourism Coordinator.