The North Shore Business Improvement Association is shifting leadership following the unexpected departure of its president from a Brocklehurst business.
The NSBIA will replace board president Bryce Herman midway through his term with vice-president Andrew Watson, pending a meeting in late August to finalize the change.
NSBIA executive director Jeremy Heighton said all active board members must represent commercial property in North Kamloops, according to NSBIA bylaws, noting Herman’s employment status recently changed.
“As a result of that, we had to effectively change his leadership,” Heighton said.
Having been with the NSBIA on and off for a decade, including about three years as president, Bryce Herman said he is no longer employed at Chances Casino on Halston Avenue.
Herman has long been the face of Chances, in addition to myriad other community initiatives, including the Kamloops Rotary Ribfest and Y Dream Home Lottery.
Reached by KTW, Herman provided no additional details about his departure.
“Unfortunately, at the advice of my lawyer, I can say nothing further at this time,” he said.
Herman had planned for another term as NSBIA president. What he does next has yet to be determined, though he said he will be forging ahead in getting his hands sticky during this August’s Ribfest.
Asked about his continued community presence, he said: “I hope to be. It certainly does change the dynamics of what I do in the community.”
Heighton called Herman a “friend of the North Shore” and said he helped the organization put a strong plan in place, with momentum that will continue.
Watson helped found No Limits Fitness in North Kamloops and owns Supplement King in Northills Shopping Centre. Heighton said Watson brings with him a strong fiscal background as a community leader in the fitness industry.