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Board Of Directors

Members of Travel Manitoba's Board of Directors are leaders in the community and are appointed by Manitoba's Lieutenant Governor in Council. The Chair and Vice-chair are also appointed by the Lieutenant Governor, in consultation with the Board. Members of the Board bring a cross section of professional skills and core competencies to their positions, including research, legal, technology, finance and media. Appointments to the Board are staggered and last for two-to-three year terms, to ensure continuity of expertise and planning.

Board members meet a least four times each year and are governed by by-laws, a code of ethics and conflict-of-interest guidelines. As stipulated in the Travel Manitoba Act, the Board must have a minimum of nine and a maximum of 15 directors.

The Board reviews the advice and analysis of management; assesses situations, opportunities and issues affecting Manitoba's tourism industry; and identifies the desired results that Travel Manitoba will achieve within a defined period.

Travel Manitoba's Board of Directors

Bob Sparrow, Chair
Norwood Hotel

Paul Conchatre
Birdtail Fly Fishing Group

Wadood Ibrahim
Chief Executive Officer

Normand Gousseau
Chief Executive Officer
Entreprises Riel

Merv Gunter
Frontiers North Adventures

Riva Harrison
Executive Director, Marketing & Communications
CentrePort Canada Inc.

Eric Irwin
General Practice Attorney
Irwin Law Offices

Sonny Lavallee
Chairman, Board of Directors
The Manitoba Northern Trappers Festival

Jim Ludlow
President & Chief Executive Officer
True North Sports & Entertainment Limited

Dan Lussier
Chief Financial Officer
Canad Inns

Lois MacDonald
Brandon Tourism

Peggy May
Chief Executive Officer
Southport - Airport and Commercial Properties

Michele McKenzie
McKenzie Solutions

Daryl Silver
Continental Travel Group

Nicole Stefaniuk
Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc.

Terry Goertzen, Ex-officio Board Member
Deputy Minister
Culture, Heritage, Tourism, Sport and Consumer Protection

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