New Strategic Direction and New Board Unveiled at 2014 AGM

Apr 14, 2014 | Chamber News

Delegates attending the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce 83rd AGM in Dauphin received the first public look at the organizations new 3-year strategic plan. This new plan, designed after months of consultation and discussion, is set to help be the guiding principles as the Chamber looks to re-establish our voice for the Manitoba business community.

You can see the new 3-year plan by clicking on the link.

The Manitoba Chambers of Commerce also swore in the new Board of Directors at the 83rd Annual General Meeting in Dauphin, Manitoba. Also sworn in was Kenneth Thomas as new Chair of the Board of Directors.

“I couldn’t be more excited to begin my term as Chair of the Board”, said incoming Chair Kenneth Thomas. “The strategic direction of the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce is committed to change and making a lasting difference in Manitoba.”

The 2014 Manitoba Chambers of Commerce Board of Directors consists of the following:


Chair                     Kenneth Thomas, Bridge Road Development

Vice Chair             Michael Selci, BDC

Vice Chair             Kyle Romaniuk, The CHR Group

Past Chair             Jamie Jurczak, Taylor McCaffrey LLP

Treasurer              Regan Windsor, Manitoba Hydro

Secretary              Merv Gunter, Frontiers North Inc.

Legal Counsel      Todd Andres, Pitblado


Directors (Chamber)

Gerry Glatz                        Assiniboia Chamber of Commerce

Damon Johnston               Aboriginal Chamber of Commerce

Mabel Maxim                     Morris Chamber of Commerce

Brian Scharfstein               Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce

Scott Whitmore                  Dauphin Chamber of Commerce


Directors (Corporate)

Michelle Aitkenhead, RBC*

Johnathan Fahr, Fahr Group

Wadood Ibrahim, Protegra

Kevin Klein,

Dale Lacombe, DMT Development Systems Group

Judy Murphy, Safety Services Manitoba *

Kevin Ploegman, Deloitte *


Directors at Large (Appointed by Chair)

Barry Cullen, Key West Photo

Wayne McWhirter, MNP

Frank Sottana, CIBC

Jack Wilson, Manitoba Hydro International


Directors (Representing Past Chairs – chosen by Executive)

Brian Kelly, Kelwin Management

David Newman, Pitblado


* – Indicates new to Board

“The men and women that make up our Board are dedicated to the chamber movement and to growing the Manitoba economy”, said Chamber President and CEO Chuck Davidson. “The input and advice these business leaders provide to our organization will continue to help the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce address the issues facing Manitoba business and best ways to work with government to find solutions to those issues.”

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