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Jackie Stephen

has been appointed executive director of Jocelyn House Hospice and the Jocelyn Hutton Foundation. Stephen most recently served as director of operations at Fort Whyte Alive. She has held senior management and marketing positions with WOW! Hospitality Concepts and various media outlets. Stephen's extensive management experience in both private and not-for-profit settings is a vital asset as she leads Jocelyn House Hospice in growing its strategic vision to meet the increasing need for hospice beds and palliative care in our province.


Colleen Booth

joins River East Travel as travel sales consultant. Booth has more than 25 years of experience in the travel industry, including regional sales roles as well as in-destination representative with WestJet/WestJet Vacation, Transat Holidays, Sunquest and most recently as a branch manager for a major Canadian travel retail chain. Booth will work out of the River East Travel office in Osborne Village and will be responsible for travel sales as well as specializing in group travel and special travel products.



SMD Foundation/Easter Seals Manitoba

is proud to welcome Spencer Lambert and Mitchell Potter as the two new ambassadors for 2014-15. Lambert participates in a variety of sports, including wheelchair tennis, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby and sledge hockey. He just returned from the 2014 Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia, as part of a VIP tour. Potter is an active participant of power wheelchair hockey. He has won the league championship and has represented Manitoba in the Canadian Power Wheelchair Championships on four occasions.

Think Shift Advertising Inc.

announced David Lazarenko will be moving to the role of president. Lazarenko has served in the agri-marketing industry for 15 years and has led successful brand and product launches, rebranding and brand-alignment initiatives, sales campaigns and corporate-responsibility campaigns for some of agriculture's largest and most successful corporations. He has built strong relationships with clients like Monsanto, the Canola Council of Canada, Canterra Seeds and Cargill. Lazarenko was a founding member of Think Shift in 2010 and has been instrumental in the agency's significant growth and success to date.


Winnipeg-based IT company EPIC Information Solutions

has been named the top solutions provider in Canada and one of the best solution providers in North America by the CRN Tech Elite 250 list for 2014. The Tech Elite 250 is comprised of solution providers in the U.S. and Canada who have the highest level and most certifications from Cisco, Citrix, Dell, EMC, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Microsoft, NetApp, Symantec and VMware. Companies are chosen through online applications as well as editorial research. EPIC is ranked as No. 1 in Canada and No. 2 in North America.



was selected as one of four winners, out of the 160 Lex Mundi member law firms globally, of the 2014 Award for Best Execution of Lex Mundi World Ready Branding. This award recognizes member firms for innovation and integration of the Lex Mundi World Ready branding in their firm's marketing and business-development programs. Lex Mundi is the world's leading network of independent law firms with in-depth experience in 100+ countries worldwide. TDS Law is the exclusive member firm in Manitoba.


Constant C Technology Group

welcomes Steven McMullin to its growing team of account representatives. McMullin has a unique background, including 24 years as a chef. He received the Special Achievement Award -- Province of Manitoba, for developing an internal provincial catering operation and commissary kitchen, feeding thousands of Manitobans. He has also served as spokesman for the Kidney Foundation. McMullin's passion for helping people and exuberant personality is what led him into a sales role in 2011. His experience includes a partnership with Safeway and business-to-business sales.


6P Marketing

is excited to welcome Tracey Winch to the team as director of client services. She is a diligent professional with more than 20 years of experience in the marketing and communications industry.


Got a promotion or new contract? Contact Linda Mertin at 1355 Mountain Ave., Winnipeg, MB, R2X 3B6; email

The Women Business Owners of Manitoba

are proud to announce, Merit Jensen Carr and Merit Motion Pictures, has been declared among 28 finalists in the 2014 Manitoba Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. This annual gala event puts the spotlight on the successes and achievements of women entrepreneurs in Manitoba. The dinner will take place at the Winnipeg Convention Centre on May 15.



The Winnipeg Folk Festival

was honoured with the Large Business of the Year award at the 2014 Winnipeg Tourism Awards of Distinction recently at the RBC Convention Centre. The 41 year-old festival was nominated alongside Investors Group Field and Rainbow Stage for the coveted award, created to recognize a tourism business, facility, event or attraction that leads the city in providing exceptional visitor experiences.


Dr. Cheryl Rockman-Greenberg

is this year's recipient of the Dr. John M. Bowman Memorial Winnipeg Rh Institute Foundation Award. Established in 1994, the Foundation supports the advancement of knowledge in all fields, and it derives funds for this purpose from royalties arising from the sale of serums and medicinal formulae. The Dr. John M. Bowman Memorial Winnipeg Rh Institute Foundation Award, established in 1997, recognizes outstanding research accomplishments by senior University of Manitoba faculty.


The Winnipeg Rh Institute Foundation

recognizes outstanding researchers in seven categories who are in the early stages of their careers and who display exceptional innovation, leadership and promise in their respective fields. This years' recipients are: Belay Ayele (plant science); Minna Rose Chung (Desautels Faculty of Music); Shawn Clark (engineering); Hari Bapuji (business administration); Kirk McManus (medicine); Hee-Jung Serenity Joo (English, film and theatre); Emmanuel Ho (pharmacy).


Insurance Brokers Association of Manitoba

2013 Award Winners - CAIB Highest Mark George E. Wilson Award, Ruth Aucoin, MIG Insurance


Insurance Brokers Association of Manitoba/Manitoba Public Insurance

2013 FOI Highest Mark Award, Ethan Heidebrecht, Lakeview Insurance



North Winnipeg Credit Union

has elected its board of directors for 2014-2015: Sophia Kachor ,chair; Nicholas Chubenko, vice-chair; Orest Deneka, secretary. Directors: Ihor Gawrachynsky, Ostap Hawaleshka, Olena Lyubachenko, Maxim Paches, Steven Werhun and Eugene Waskiw.


Dr. Tamara Buchel, executive Director of the Manitoba College of Family Physicians

is pleased to announce the election of its new executive committee for 2014/2015: president, Dr. Susan Fair; past president, Dr. Paul Sawchuk; president-elect, Dr. Elaine Csupak; treasurer, Dr. Deirdre O'Flaherty; secretary, Dr. Ainslie Mihalchuk; member at large- urban, Dr. Lori Ebbeling-Treon; member at large, rural- Dr. Ali Mohajerani; first five years in practice, Dr. Kiet Do; resident 1st year, Dr Leon Waye; resident 2nd year, Dr. Ian Alexander, medical student, Mr. Wilfrid Chan.


The College of Pharmacists of Manitoba Council

has elected its new executive committee: president, Glenda Marsh of Brandon; vice-president, Dinah Santos of Winnipeg; executive treasurer, Jennifer Ludwig of Brandon and past President, Kyle MacNair of Carman.


Athena Leadership

is pleased to announce its 2014-15 board of directors: president, Lindy Norris, Q Power Communications; vice-president, Dana Oftedal, Red River Mutual; treasurer, Vanessa Kunderman, London Life; secretary, Ashley Monette, MTS Allstream Inc; director, funding, Kayla Dickin, MTS Allstream Inc; director, PR & communications, Lisa Pitura, Manitoba Public Insurance; director, philanthropy, Lana Bakun, MTS Allstream Inc.


PMI Manitoba

has elected their board of directors for 2014-15: Connie Lemoine, president; Kyle Molotkin, vice president; Sandy Pott, programs; Amanda Bernier, professional development; Debra Wutke, marketing; Simon Clayton, communications; David Ho, membership; Dan Klaas, treasurer; Scott Tye, secretary; Victor Kolynchuk, past president.


Red River Co-op

has elected its board of directors, officers and committee chairs for the coming year: Gordon Machej, president; Dale Riddell, vice president; Marlene Boersch, secretary; Ward Weisensel, chair; Bruce Froebe, vice chair of the Audit Committee. The Nomination/Governance Committee will be chaired by Dale Riddell with Marlene Boersch, vice chair. The Boards Community Relations Committee will be chaired by Dale Riddell with Marcel Daeninck as vice chair.


Insurance Brokers Association of Manitoba

elected its board members at the IBAM Annual General Meeting: Keith Jordan - IBAM president, HUB International; Lori King - IBAM chairman and past president, Turnbull Whitaker Insurance; Russell Wasnie - IBAM president-Elect, ONE Insurance; Tara Chammartin - IBAM vice-president, La Salle Insurance; David Schioler - IBAM Chief Executive Officer. Directors: Blair Andrew - Andrew Agencies; Greg Barrows - Cameron Agencies; Douglas J. Fast - MIG Insurance; Ryan Garriock - Garriock Insurance; John McDonald - BSI Insurance; T.J. McRedmond - Crossroads Insurance; Darren Peters - Oldfield Kirby Esau; Mario Reimer - Lakeview Insurance.


CNIB Manitoba

has announced its 2014-15 board: Glenn Hildebrand, chair; Clint Castle, past chair, Ken Curtis, vice chair. Directors: Sandra Blanchette, Dr. Chander Gupta, Dr. Daya Gupta, Veronika Kanya, Joanne Kelly, Malinda Lee, Dwight MacAulay, Tim McIsaac, Susan Olynik, Sandra Pierson, Kari Roy, Delcy-Ann Selymes, Dr. Luke Small, Emanuelito Tomas, David Wiebe. Honourary Life Members: Phil Ashdown, Marion Bilyk, Bob Brennan, Jack Lammens, Ken Phernambucq, Sidney Schwartz, Shep Shell.


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Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition May 12, 2014 B7

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