Biography - Program Director
Winnipegger Doneta Brotchie is program director for Leadership Winnipeg. She graduated from the University of Manitoba with a B. Comm (Hons) and began her business career with the Hudson’s Bay Company, where she held executive positions, including downtown store manager.
In 1990, she joined CIBC, where she became senior vice-president and regional leader over Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Northwestern Ontario for 11 years.
Through her company FUNdamentals - Creative Ventures, she has acted as project director for some unique and major community events:
- Investors Group Canstruction Winnipeg, a design/build project creating giant sculptures from canned food that attained a Guinness world record for food raised in a 24-hour period, benefiting Winnipeg Harvest and Habitat for Humanity.
- Bears on Broadway, a signature event for CancerCare Manitoba Foundation’s 75th anniversary in 2005, raised a significant amount of money, produced a Canadian best-seller book and became a dominant Canadian tourist destination that summer.
Doneta is on the board of the Winnipeg Airports Authority and in March 2006 was elected as the first female president in the 132-year history of The Manitoba Club. She is also currently active in a variety of local volunteer and board roles with The Winnipeg Foundation, Manitoba Innovation Council, University of Manitoba President’s Council, The Winnipeg Art Gallery, the Millennium Centre, Military Forces Liaison Council and Grace General Hospital Foundation.
Past boards include the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Manitoba Theatre Centre, United Way Campaign Cabinet, Health Sciences Centre Foundation, Canadian Bankers Association and the Conference Board of Canada Community Economic Development Forum.