Board of Directors & Committee Members

The Young Associates is a prominent group of Winnipeg’s Young Leaders. The Board of Directors and the Committee members are comprised of professionals, entrepreneurs, and future leaders in Winnipeg’s business community and the Asper School of Business.

Carly Edmundson

Carly Edmundson

Chair
Director, Marketing & Communications
Cushman & Wakefield | Stevenson

Joshua Zaporzan

Joshua Zaporzan

Vice-Chair
Owner & President
Audax Ventures

Michael Gussakovsky

Michael Gussakovsky

School RelationsCommittee Chair
Senior Account Manager
BDC

Laura Haines-Morrissette

Laura Haines-Morrissette

Nominating & Governance Committee Chair
Director, Marketing, Partnerships & Membership
CPHR Manitoba

Chad Wiebe

Chad Wiebe

Programming Committee Chair
Assistant Vice President Business Development

Cardinal Capital

Andrew Proven

Andrew Proven

Membership Committee Chair
Finance Manager
Librestream

Matthew Thomson

Matthew Thomson

WelCOMM Committee Chair
Associate
Cushman & Wakefield | Stevenson

Kathryn Balzer

Kathryn Balzer

Business Development Officer
CPA Manitoba

Kevin Burns

Kevin Burns

Owner of Client Solutions
SpeedPro Signs Graphics Solutions

Wayne Chen

Wayne Chen

Assistant Controller, Processing
Richardson International Ltd

Connor Egan

Connor Egan

President
Commerce Students’ Association

Corinne Gusnoski

Corinne Gusnoski

Business Development Manager
New Media

Adam Nepon

Adam Nepon

Founder
MBA Consulting & Co

Wilson Low

Wilson Low

 
 

Committees

 

The Associates Liaisons

Carly Edmundson, Joshua Zaporzan

Objective: To maintain and enhance the communication and relationship between the Associates and the Young Associates, as well as to identify value that can be added to both organizations.

 

School Relations

Chair: Michael Gussakovsky

Committee: Kathryn Balzer, Connor Egan (CSA), Aaron Menon, Celyna Yu

Objective: To work with the Asper School of Business to identify areas requiring financial and non-financial support and then organizing YA resources to support these areas.

 

Programming

Chair: Chad Wiebe

Committee: Adam Nepon, Wilson Low, Costa Papasotiriou, Sophie Touchette

Objective: To develop and execute events aimed at improving our member’s exposure to, and understanding of, business trends within the Manitoba economy for professional development. Events include the popular Executive Board Room Series and Professional Development/Learning Series. The committee also aims to develop and execute events aimed at enhancing the networking and social aspects of YA. Social events planned include the Holiday Party, BBQ Wrap- up, and our monthly TGITs.

 

Membership

Chair: Andrew Proven

Committee: Oyin Bolaji-idowi, Kevin Burns, Corinne Gusnoski, Laura Haines-Morrissette, Joshua Zaporzan

Objective: To develop and execute strategies to attract new members as well as engage and retain the existing YA members. Events include New Member Nights. To develop and execute strategies aimed at building internal/external awareness, greater understanding, and support of the YA and its mandate.

 

Nominating & Governance

Chair: Laura Haines-Morrissette

Committee: Carly Edmundson, Joshua Zaporzan

Objective: Ensures that the organization conforms to the principles of corporate governance, ensure guidelines are adopted, disclosed and applied including board composition, director responsibilities, orientation of new board members and succession planning.

 

WelCOMM

Chair: Matthew Thomson

Committee: Connor Egan (CSA), Wayne Chen, Carly Edmundson, Michael Gussakovsky, Wilson Low, Ted Moorhouse (Associate), Joanne Sigurdson (Associate), Courtney Thompson (Asper School of Business), Joshua Zaporzan

Objective: To plan and execute the Young Associates’ signature annual event welcoming new to Asper students to the Manitoba business community and to recognizing an outstanding business leader who has contributed to the Asper School of Business and the local community.

 

Past Chairs

 

 

2018-2020 Aaron Denysuik

2015-2018 Scott Roehl

2014-2015 John Jabs

2013-2014 Brent Bailey

2011-2013 Alan Goddard

2009-2011 Tracy Graham

2007-2009 Rennie Zegalski

2005-2007 Manny Atwal

2003-2005 Brad Peacock

2001-2003 Colin Ryan

1998-2001 John Proven

1996-1998 Leonard Asper

1993-1996 Rosanne Hill Blaisdell

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