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James Bryden

has joined the team at Bison Fire Protection. Bryden has 18 years' experience in the sprinkler industry, with nine as a pipefitter and the rest in estimation and project management. He has the experience and expertise to ensure every project will meet with very high standards while guaranteeing customer satisfaction. Steven Isfeld

has achieved the designation of registered architect from the Manitoba Association of Architects. A graduate of the University of Manitoba, Isfeld is an associate at Republic Architecture Inc.'s Winnipeg office. He is also a sessional instructor at the University of Manitoba, where he teaches 3D modelling to students of the faculty of architecture.



Frank Sottana, chairman of the board of Skills Connect Inc. and ThirdQuarter, along with the board of directors and staff, are pleased to announce Dr. Marie Bountrogianni has been elected to the board of Skills Connect Inc. ThirdQuarter, a division of Skills Connect Inc., is a recruiter of people ages 45 and over. It is a non-profit organization with a national mandate to help fill the skills gap facing Canadian businesses and is owned by the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce. Dr. Bountrogianni will be representing Ontario on the national board as ThirdQuarter continues to strengthen its impact across the country.


Richard Wintrup & Associates

is delighted to announce the further strengthening of its planning and development service with the addition of Michelle Richard as partner. Richard will bring her expertise and experience as an accomplished urban planning and development specialist to the firm on a full-time basis. She has 20 years' experience in the field and has held several notable positions, including her most recent work with the University of Manitoba as its director of campus planning.


The Manitoba Trucking Association

is pleased to announce Kevin Beaulieu has joined our team. Beaulieu has been a member of the trucking industry for more than 15 years, with experience in driving, operations and maintenance roles. His industry experience will be an asset for the MTA and its members.


The Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

is pleased to announce the appointment of Howard Morry (Winnipeg) and Peter Nicholson (Ottawa) to its board of directors.


Knowledge Bureau,

a Winnipeg-based national educational institute and financial publisher, is happy to announce the publication of the new financial literacy book Empower Your Presence: How to Build True Wealth with Your Personal Brand and Image, by Catherine Bell. The book explores how to develop true wealth potential through empowered relationships.



Catholic Foundation of Manitoba

has selected its board of directors: André Blondeau, Joe Brekelmans, Janet Brunger, Tyson Buors, Wilmar Chopyk, Frank Cvitkovitch, Paul Dupré, Roman Korbutiak, Geraldine Kwasny, Jean-Maurice Lemoine, Tom Lussier, Fr. Jose Eduardo Medeiros, Peter Muzyka, Brian Petrynko, Gerry Pronyk, Casimiro Rodrigues, Irka Semaniuk, Patricia Sirski, Donald Tougas.


The Association of Former Manitoba Members of the Legislative Assembly

has elected its new 2014 board of directors: Avis Gray, president; Ed Helwer and Anita Neville, vice presidents; Clif Evans, secretary and Youth Parliament; Marty Dolin, treasurer; Linda Asper, past president; Muriel Smith, activities; Doreen Dodick, membership; Myrna Philips, Legacy Project; Len Evans, website; and John Harvard, George Hickes, Glen Cummings and Diane McGifford, members at large.


Manitoba School Boards Association

is pleased to announce the 2014-15 executive: president, Floyd Martens, Mountain View School Division; vice-president of boards with 6,000 or more students, Cory Juan, Seven Oaks School Division; vice-president of boards with fewer than 6,000 students, Ken Cameron, Rolling River School Division. Directors: region 1, Don Cochrane, Park West School Division; region 2, Robyn Wiebe, Western School Division; region 3: Mark Grindey, Interlake School Division; region 4: Murray Skeavington, Flin Flon School Division; region 5: Sandy Nemeth, Louis Riel School Division and Cheryl Smukowich, St. James-Assiniboia School Division; region 6: Cathy Collins, Winnipeg School Division.


Professional Property Managers Association Inc.

has appointed its board of directors and officers for 2014: Frank Koch-Schulte, Edison Properties, president; Garret Wong, Garamark Property Management Inc., vice-president/president elect; Stuart Pudavick, J.C. Property Management, secretary-treasurer; Mario Lopes, M.R. Lopes Investments Inc., past president. Directors: Avrom Charach, Kay Four Properties Inc.; Maria Da Ponte, Globe General Agencies; Donna Greaves, Akman Management Ltd.; Jordan Hammond, H&C Air Conditioning; Ron Maurer, MX Renovations Ltd.; Larry Patey, W.R.E. Development Ltd.; Judy Sabbagh, Shaw Cablesystems; and Kelly Smith, Shindico Realty Inc. Shirley Tillett Associates Inc. has been re-appointed as association manager with Shirley Tillett as executive director.


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