I am a dynamic professional with over 35 years of business leadership experience. Throughout my career, I have immersed myself in a wide range of initiatives, from global and national projects, to gaining hands-on experience in business ventures from retail to manufacturing and distribution.
My journey includes serving as the Executive Director of two large federal and provincial tourism development programs for several years. I have also led business workshops and seminars and lectured at the University of Winnipeg and the Business Development Bank of Canada. On a global scale, I’ve contributed to technology transfer projects in Central America and Europe, and lead an economic development initiative in Africa, with a focus on nurturing new enterprises.
In 1989, I purchased a Canadian based UNIGLOBE Travel franchise, and in 2008, I merged my company into the largest UNIGLOBE franchise and served as Managing Partner with 160 employees and revenues of $180 million. Throughout my career, I have also served on numerous boards and community organizations.
As a TEC Chair, I cultivate an environment surrounded by young, enthusiastic, and positive thinkers made up of talented individuals with a diverse blend of education, experience, and knowledge. Together, we pursue innovation, growth, and personal excellence.
On a personal note, I live with my “serial entrepreneur” husband and son in Winnipeg. My academic background includes a B.Comm (Hons) from the Asper School of Business, where I also serve an Advisory Board Member for the Alumni Executive. Additionally, I was a Founding Member of Economic Development Winnipeg in the year 2000.