Board of Directors

The Exchange District BIZ management board is comprised of 12 elected members from Exchange District businesses and one City Council appointee, whom oversee the operation of the BIZ.

Directors are elected to the Board at an Annual General Meeting (AGM) which is typically held in each autumn. The yearly programming structure and operating budget are subject to approval by the BIZ members at the AGM and then City Council.

The Exchange District BIZ volunteer Board members represent a wide range of business activity in the area, from large corporations to small owner-operated enterprises. The BIZ also welcomes input from other area stakeholders, including arts and cultural organizations, educational institutions and residents, to strengthen the core of people cooperating to promote and improve the Exchange.

Board of Directors

Cheryl Oakden (Chair) – Scatliff + Miller + Murray
Matt Erhard (Vice Chair) – Summit Search Group
Lainey Bokhaut (Co-Treasurer/Secretary) – Bokhaut CPA
Gilles Belair (Co-Treasurer/Secretary) – Wellington-Altus Private Wealth
Craig White (ex-officio past chair, non-voting) – Endeavour Wealth Management

Martin Pasieckza – Appointed City of Winnipeg Representative

Emily Patrician – Mere Hotel
Leila Bock-Freeman – Blue Moon Furniture
Allana Schmidt – Tripwire Media Group
Mike Del Buono – King and Bannatyne
Nick Van Seggelen – Bodegoes
Sherry Sobey – Generation Green
Nils Vik – Parlour Coffee, Dogwood Coffee Canada
Glen Murray – Emerge Knowledge Design
Councilor Vivian Santos – City of Winnipeg