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Board of Directors

The Exchange District BIZ management board is comprised of up to 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) – National Bank Financial

Martin Pasieckza – Appointed City of Winnipeg Representative

Emily Patrician – Mere Hotel

Leila Bock-Freeman – Blue Moon Furniture

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