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Krislyn Glays

director of development at the St. Boniface Hospital Foundation, has earned her Certified Fund Raising Executive designation, the primary credential for professional fundraisers. Individuals granted the CFRE credential have met a series of standards set by CFRE International, which includes tenure in the profession, education, demonstrated fundraising achievements and a commitment to volunteerism and their community.

E. William Olson

a partner and counsel to the law firm Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP has again received a rating of AV Preeminent for 30 consecutive years from LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell (one of the world's most trusted legal resources) through a peer-review rating process. AV Preeminent is the highest level of professional excellence in legal ability and ethical standards.

Robert Warren

is the new assistant director of Texas Venture Labs at the University of Texas at Austin. The new position is effective Jan. 2, 2013. The Texas Venture Labs program is designed to encourage the commercialization of new technology based on research at Texas and the formation of new businesses based on concepts developed by graduate students. Warren received a service award from Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand. The award was in recognition of his management of the project work module in the master's of international marketing program and the success achieved by his students at competitions in Asia and North America.

Cy Fien

a senior tax partner at Fillmore Riley LLP, was recently awarded a Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contributions to the Canadian Tax Foundation. The Canadian Tax Foundation was one of the non-governmental organizations selected to participate in the Diamond Jubilee medal program. A committee of current and former governors nominated and selected Fien for his outstanding contributions in the area of taxation law.


Noventis Credit Union Ltd.

is pleased to announce the appointment of Dick Arnason to the position of vice-president of insurance and real estate. Arnason brings with him an extensive knowledge and experience base in the insurance and real estate industries through Interlake Agencies. His appointment is effective May 2013.

YES! Winnipeg

has appointed Sonya Muraro as the new director of international business development. Formerly a business development professional on the team, Muraro is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with site-selector consultants and seeking to build Winnipeg's reputation as a great place to operate a business among international companies. Karen Debroni is a business development professional specializing in life sciences, and now the advanced manufacturing sector. Debroni formerly managed segments of the agribusiness sector, which is now overseen by Larry Taylor, a business development professional with responsibility for the entire agribusiness portfolio, including grains. Gabriela Rosales and Natalie van Rosmalen are the newest additions to the YES! Winnipeg team. In their roles as business development co-ordinators, they provide support to YES! Winnipeg's business development professionals.

Prairie Architects Inc.

is pleased to announce Damien Fenez, BEnvD, MArch, MAA, OAA, SAA, MRAIC, LEED AP; Melissa McAlister, BEnvD, MArch, MAA, MRAIC, LEED AP; Lindsay Oster, BEnvD, MArch, MAA, OAA, SAA, MRAIC, LEED AP, and Blaine Repko, BES, Dipl. Arch, LEED AP became partners in the firm and Jamie Kozak, BPE, MArch, MAA, MRAIC, has been named associate. Together, they build on Prairie Architect's strong history of sustainable, community-based, educational, and socially responsible projects with over 32 years of history.


Bill Menzies

was presented the Distinguished Service Award at this year's Canadian Urban Transit Association conference in recognition of his commitment and contribution to the advancement of urban mobility issues. Recently retired from the City of Winnipeg, Menzies is currently focusing his expertise with Dillon Consulting Limited as a senior transit planner.

Raymond Perry

distinguished professor of psychology at the University of Manitoba, has received the Konrad Adenauer Award from the Royal Society of Canada and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The prestigious award is presented annually and acknowledges the career achievements of a Canadian scholar in the humanities or social sciences. Perry is known internationally for his trailblazing contributions to social, educational and health psychology.

The Winnipeg Art Gallery

has received the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ Achievement Award for outstanding long-term contributions to downtown. Celebrating its 100th anniversary, the Winnipeg Art Gallery has put Winnipeg on the map with its innovative vision, impressive exhibitions and ongoing dedication to downtown Winnipeg.

Barb Gamey

co-founder and president of Canadian-based payroll service provider Payworks, was named by Women of Influence Inc. as the winner in the Momentum Award category for the 2012 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards. Gamey was recognized in the RBC Momentum Award category for successfully overcoming obstacles and capitalizing on opportunities to deliver 10 per cent or more growth year over year for more than three years.

Barbara Bowes

president of the Legacy Bowes Group was honoured for her outstanding contributions to the community through communication and leadership. The Communication and Leadership Award is the highest Toastmasters award available for presentation to a non-Toastmaster.

Beverly Suek

director of TLS Enterprises has been awarded the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Award for outstanding service to the community. Suek has worked extensively with women's organizations including the Birth Centre, Women's Enterprise Centre and SDB Housing Co-op. She was also a founding member of Kali Shiva, which provides services to people with AIDS and also served as president of Riverview Community Centre.


Canadian Women in Communications - Manitoba Chapter

is pleased to announce its 2012-13 Manitoba regional board: Joanne Weir, chair (MTS Allstream); Sara Comrie, vice-chair (CTV-Bell Media); Wendy Friesen, treasurer (Golden West Broadcasting); Jennifer Ryan, secretary (Great West Life); Morgan Comrie, Venue Liaison (Global TV); Carie Jones, membership chair (CTV-Bell Media); Laurie Jolicoeur, PR/communications (Rogers - 102.3 CLEAR FM); and, advisory board: Debbie Schween (Sport Manitoba); Ingrid Hanson (Province of Manitoba); Amber Reitsma (Articulate Communication & Design); Robin Hildebrand, CWC National (Golden West Broadcasting); Terri St. Louis (beIN Sport (International/US).

Ross Thompson

president of Nostalgia Broadcasting Inc. is pleased to announce a new board of directors to oversee the activities of CJNU (107.9) as it continues its programming and awaits a decision from the CRTC for a full-time licence, increased broadcasting power and a secure frequency on the FM dial. Elected at the general meeting: Allan Cantor; Roger Currie; Tom Dercola; Dorothy Dobbie; Gil Forest; Susan Hamilton; Frank Liebzeit; Josette Lukowycz; Jim Miln; Ernie Nairn; Bill Perlmutter; and David Schilling. Scott Best, Gail Graham and Ross Thompson continue for the second year of their two-year term.

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Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition December 3, 2012 B7

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