has been appointed executive director of Y.E.S. Manitoba Inc. (Youth Employment Service). Velthuys has been a leader in the non-profit and educational industries for more than 20 years. Y.E.S. assists at-risk youth in accessing employment, training and upgrading.
has joined Manitoba Beef Producers as general manager. German holds a master of science from the University of Saskatchewan, specializing in beef animal nutrition/grazing and pasture management. German brings more than 15 years of experience in research and management to the position. She previously served as the director of the Livestock Knowledge Centre for Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development.
World Trade Centre Winnipeg
welcomes Alberto Velasco as project manager to oversee Centrallia Manitoba (Oct. 8-9) and other initiatives geared to connecting Manitoba businesses to trade opportunities.
Pegasus Publications Inc.
Dorothy Dobbie, president of Pegasus Publications Inc. announces James A. (Jim) Brennan has joined in specialty client advertising. Brennan, the current president of the Canadian Club of Winnipeg, brings extensive experience in the international luxury goods markets having been the sales manager for Swarovski Canada Ltd for 25 years. Pegasus Publications is committed to creating niche magazines that are useful, interesting, entertaining and beautiful and build relationships between readers and advertisers.
Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc.
has selected its 2014 board of directors (council): Jessie Howell, elder Dr. David Milward, associate professor of law, the University of Manitoba and Kimberley Puhach, senior executive co-ordinator, Manitoba Jobs and Skills Development, co-chairs; Jennifer Rattray, associate vice-president, indigenous, government and community affairs, the University of Winnipeg, treasurer; Audrey Richard, academic counsellor access and aboriginal focus programs, the University of Manitoba, secretary; Coleen Rajotte, owner, Rajotte Productions Inc., Brian Bowman, partner, Pitblado LLP, Gwen Cook, counsellor, access and aboriginal focus programs, the University of Manitoba; Sharon Conway, general manager, Louis Riel Institute; Bartley Harris, director of gaming development, Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs.
The City of Winnipeg
has appointed its 2014 museums board. Citizen members: Christian Robin, co-chair; Daria Rakowski, co-chair; Leonard Offrowich; Mary Ann Tisdale; Vanessa Warne; Conor Lloyd. Co-ordinator: Matthew Komus. Administrative support: Marc Lemoine; Josie Marques; Elaine Waterman; Wolfgang Tiegs.
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