We’re excited to announce our newly elected board members. They were voted in during our AGM which took place on June 23 at the Peg Beer Co.

2015-16 AGM

 A special thank you to our outgoing board members who have done an outstanding job shaping this organization during their term.

Here is your 2016-2017 IABC Manitoba board:

President: Sylvie Laurencelle-Vermette
Vice-President: Roland Pajares
Past President: Lindsay Ridgley
Director of Administration: Shruti Gupta
Director of Finance: Mekala Wickamasinghe
Director of Leadership Development: Marjorie Huculak
Director of Marketing & Communications: Heather Howell
Director of Membership & Networking: Kristin Hancock
Director of Community Partnerships: Amanda Pochinco
Director of Professional Development: Andriana Demchuck
Co-Directors of Career Development: Marilyn Camaclang & Jonathan Bauer

As the newly appointed President, I’m thrilled to be officially stepping into the role of IABC Manitoba President. To be sure, I have big shoes to fill. Here are just a few of IABC Manitoba’s highlights, realized under Lindsay Ridgley’s capable leadership:

  • we hosted a near sold-out PD event in Brandon with Social Media expert Susie Erjavec Parker
  • we held a PD event at the newly-opened CMHR with a presentation from the Vice-President, Public Affairs and Programs, Angela Cassie
  • we hit 2000 followers on our Twitter account
  • we experienced a 57% increase in survey responses over the previous year

But, by far, my favourite achievement in 2015-2016:  with Lindsay’s guidance, Meghan Franklin’s website design know-how and Heather Howell’s skills, we successfully launched our rebrand, giving our website a much needed makeover. 

What’s in store for 2016-2017?

The board will be meeting over the summer to do some strategic planning in order to present you a great line-up for the next year. One thing is certain; we’ll be capitalizing on last year’s successes as well as combing through our survey data to find new opportunities.

Do you have any suggestions? What would you like to see from IABC Manitoba? Any speakers come to mind? Let us know!