Committed to supporting Winnipeg’s thriving business community
The Chamber is governed by members of a highly dedicated volunteer Board of Directors. Our directors are from companies of various sizes and sectors and reflect the diversity of our membership. We are also proud to have a gender-balanced board.
Each director brings with them a wealth of knowledge and experience and is committed to community leadership and supporting The Chamber’s mission. The board meets regularly to approve policy, engage in discussion around issues affecting the business community and to make decisions around the general governance of The Chamber.
Jeannette Montufar-MacKay, Ph.D., P.Eng.
MORR Transportation Consulting Ltd.
Dr. Jeannette Montufar is a successful entrepreneur and philanthropist who is well-recognized internationally as a trailblazer in transportation engineering. She has 25 years of transportation engineering experience working in Canada, the U.S., and Latin America. She was professor in Civil Engineering at the University of Manitoba for nearly 15 years, during which time she successfully advanced knowledge pertaining to pedestrian accommodation in urban infrastructure as well as road safety and freight transportation. As an entrepreneur, Dr. Montufar is founding partner and CEO of MORR Transportation Consulting Ltd., a transportation engineering firm located in Winnipeg. She is also co-founder of TRAINFO Corp., a Winnipeg-based transportation technology startup.
Dr. Montufar has served on several professional and governing boards locally, nationally, and internationally over her 25-year career. She is currently on the Board Directors of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, CentreVenture, Habitat for Humanity, the Transportation Association of Canada, and is the inaugural Chair of the Board of Efficiency Manitoba. She has received over 20 local, national, and international awards for her contributions to transportation engineering, transportation education, and community service. She is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, Engineers Canada, and the Institute of Transportation Engineers.
Little Brown Jug Brewing Company
Kevin is an economist turned entrepreneur. Founding Little Brown Jug Brewing Company (LBJ) in the Exchange District, he built a capital-intensive business that transforms agricultural ingredients into a packaged consumer product. Apart from crafting Winnipeg’s iconic 1919 Belgian Pale Ale, LBJ curates and sponsors cultural and sporting events in Manitoba. As a business leader he has created a company that strives to do the right thing by its community, its employees, and the environment. In his prior career, Kevin served as senior economist within the federal government where he negotiated trade agreements at the World Trade Organization and advanced several high-profile microeconomic policies in Canada. Whether through policy or entrepreneurship, Kevin is motivated by the belief that we need to build the city we want to live in.
Mark Jones, FCPA, FCGA
Past Chair of the Board 2022-2023
Olafson & Jones Chartered Professional Accountants Inc.
Mark has been a partner in the accounting firm, Olafson & Jones Chartered Professional Accountants since 2008. The firm offers a full range of accounting, assurance, taxation, and consulting services to a diverse personal and corporate clientele, ranging from small home-based businesses to large private enterprises, government agencies, not-for-profit, and First Nations entities.
Prior to entering public practice, Mark was the General Manager & Prairie Regional Director for Video One Canada, the country’s largest distributor of home video, games, and accessories, working with both local independent retailers and major national chains.
An active volunteer, Mark has served on several boards in addition to The Chamber including CPA Manitoba, the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame, and his local community centre.
In his personal life, Mark is a proud dad, a passionate fan of the Bombers and Jets, and a bad golfer.
Executive Member at Large
Coal & Canary Inc.
President and CEO
The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce
Natalie Bell Consulting
Past Chair of the Board 2021-2022
Education Canada Group
The Forks North Portage Partnership
Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Pride Winnipeg Festival Inc.
Juno Growth Canada Inc.
Fillmore Riley LLP
Shindico Realty Inc.