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Olena Kuzemczak

has joined The Headhunters to lead the recruitment practice for sales and marketing in the Winnipeg office. Kuzemczak has a proven track record in human resources, customer service and recruitment with highly developed skills in coaching new employees and preparing candidates for their job search.

Art Martin

has been appointed as new practice leader for Stantec's Architecture and Interior Design group. He brings over 30 years of experience to his new role. Throughout his career, he has contributed to the success of a substantial number of projects in a variety of sectors, with a particular emphasis on educational, research and laboratory facilities. In recent years, he has played a key role in various educational facilities focused on sustainability (LEED) and 21st Century learning principles, for Manitoba School Divisions, Independent school systems and First Nations communities. He possesses a special ability to communicate with and understand the needs of his clients.

Matt Erhard

will be joining Chris Good as the new managing partner of the Summit Search Group, a strategic recruitment and executive search firm in Winnipeg. Erhard comes from a successful, award-winning sales career in both the medical and dental industries. A Bachelor of Commerce graduate, he holds the Registered Professional Recruiter designation from the Association of Professional Recruiters of Canada, is a member of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce and is a board member of KidSport Winnipeg.


Aikins Law

is pleased to announce that Herb Peters has assumed the role of managing partner of the firm. Peters succeeds Edward Warkentin, who held the position for a 10 year term. Warkentin will continue to serve in an integral role at the firm. Peters has been a partner of the firm since 1990. He practices in the areas of commercial real estate, corporate commercial, and not-for-profit law. He is actively involved in the community, serving as deputy chair of the board of trustees for the United Way of Winnipeg.

Bounce Design

a graphic design and brand-strategy company, is excited to have a new director of business development, Jason Wagner. Wagner has achieved tremendous real-world experience and success with his previous company TrackItBack, best known for its successful appearance on CBC's hit TV show, Dragon's Den. He brings that invaluable expertise, entrepreneurial spirit and best in class customer service to each and every client. Bounce Design has also added two new talented designers to their team, Marlene Rodillo and Rachelle Gomez.

Aikins Law

is pleased to announce that Rachel Margolis has been admitted as a partner of the firm. Margolis was called to the bar in 1997 and practises in the areas of corporate and commercial law with experience representing large and small businesses. Her main areas of practice include mergers and acquisitions, corporate re-organizations, corporate finance and secured lending, commercial real estate law, business succession planning and other general commercial matters.

Sargent- Berry Hospitality

has announced that Andy Zhao is appointed the new general manager and Rocheen Samorodny the new director of sales of Hampton Inn By Hilton Winnipeg Airport. The hotel is located at 730 Berry St. and is scheduled to open its doors in the spring of 2013. Zhao joins the Hampton Inn by Hilton from his previous role as general manager of the Humphry Inn downtown Winnipeg. He studied hospitality and tourism management at the University of New Brunswick and worked at various roles at hotels in Jasper and Edmonton. Rocheen Samorodny joins the Hampton Inn from her previous role as general manager at Comfort Inn Winnipeg Airport. Prior to joining the hospitality industry Samorodny studied at the University of Manitoba. She brings more than 10 years of experience in various roles of the hospitality industry and has a proven track record in strategic sales initiatives.

Benchmark Litigation Canada

has listed TDS as a "highly recommended" firm for their litigation practice group in Manitoba. This is the highest rating possible. The following nine TDS lawyers are also listed as "local litigation stars" or "future stars": Bob Adkins, Jim Edmond, Adrian Frost, A. Blair Graham, Q.C., Robin Kersey, Keith LaBossiere, Gord McKinnon, Rob Olson and E. William Olson, Q.C.


The North West Company

would like to recognize the following employees for demonstrating a high level of excellence in their work in the categories of leadership, teamwork, learning, enterprise, customer driven, merchandising and community support: Abraham Simon - Gibraltar House - leadership; Team WLSC - Winnipeg Logistics Service Centre - leadership; Robin Bernhard - Gibraltar House - learning, Stuart Smith - Winnipeg Logistics Service Centre - enterprise.

The Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre (Oseredok)

board of directors is proud to announce that Sophia Kachor, executive director and chief of collections, was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal.The honour was given to Kachor for her outstanding contributions and dedicated service to the Ukrainian community in Canada. In addition to her role as executive director, Kachor is also a board member of the Canadian Ukrainian Foundation of Taras Shevchenko, and president of North Winnipeg Credit Union.


Carpathia Credit Union

is pleased to announce the following individuals to the 2013-2014 board of directors.: Dr. Taras Babick, president; Roman Zubach, vice president; Noella Pylypowich, secretary. Directors: Donna Korban, Don Cilinsky, Bohdan Halkewycz, Demyan Hyworon, Walter Kulyk, Peter Washchyshyn.

Misericordia Health Centre Cor. for 2013

Raymond Cadieux, chair; Kaye E. Dunlop, secretary; Most Reverend V. James Weisgerber, Archbishop of Winnipeg; Mark Chipman; P. Michael Sinclair.

Misericordia Health Centre

has elected its 2012-2013 board of directors: Kevin McCulloch, chair; Bruce Birchard, vice-chair; Maria Grande, secretary; Kaye E. Dunlop, past chair; Rev. W. Richard Arsenault, Archbishop's representative; Raymond Cadieux; Dr. Sergio Camorlinga; David Finley; Patrick Hannah; Kaaren Neufeld; Michael Radcliffe; Elizabeth Sweatman; Marilyn Tanner-Spence; Todd Sykes; Dr. Cornelia van Ineveld; Rosemary Vodrey.

Misericordia Health Centre Foundation

has elected its 2012-2013 board of directors: Charlie Burns, chair; Michael Dennehy; vice-chair; Kim Siddall, vice-chair; Rob Ballantyne, treasurer; Nancy Adkins; Doug Armstrong; Barbara Leslie; Paul A. Mahon; Al Moon; Sacha R. Paul; Jim Rae; Sheryl A. Rosenberg; Colin Skibitzky; Charlotte Sytnyk; Todd W. Thomson.

Manitoba Marketing Network

has selected its board of directors for 2013: Don Uras, president; Elizabeth Mitchell, vice president; Brad Franck, executive director; Gerry Glatz, treasurer;

Dan Debreuil, past president.

The Information and Communication Technologies Association of Manitoba

is pleased to announce their board of directors for 2013: Charles (Chuck) Loewen, Online Business Systems, president; Cathy Nieroda, Hewlett-Packard Canada, past president; Kirby Gompf, Gomption Inc., secretary/treasurer; Gary Brownstone, The Eureka Project; Stu Charles, Workers Compensation Board; Christian Dandeneau, IDFusion Software; Sandra Kukreja, Winnipeg Free Press; Leslie Ormel, Sierra Systems; JP Perron, Payworks; Kerry Poole, HEB Manitoba; David Reid, EPIC Information Solutions; Randy Williams, MTS Allstream; Cindy Hodges, Manitoba Innovation, Energy & Mines (Ex-Officio); Brandi Field, Thompson Dorfman Sweatman, Honourary Counsel.

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Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition February 11, 2013 B5

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