Kevin Chief appointed Vice President
of Business Council of Manitoba
WINNIPEG – Former MLA for Point Douglas, Kevin Chief, was appointed Vice President of the Business Council of Manitoba.
“With his recent experience in government and his extensive background working in the community, Kevin will strengthen our team as we advance the goals of the Council working to make Manitoba a stronger community for all our citizens” said Don Leitch, President & CEO of the Business Council of Manitoba. “Kevin will undertake a variety of assignments for us.”
Born and raised in Manitoba, Chief was most recently Member of the Legislative Assembly for Point Douglas. He served as Minister of Jobs and Economy in the former government as well as Minister of Children and Youth. Chief announced his resignation as an MLA in December. Previously he also worked as Coordinator of the Innovative Learning Centre at the University of Winnipeg, Director of the Winnipeg Aboriginal Sport Achievement Centre and Community Networker with the River East Transcona School Division.
“We are excited to have Kevin join the Business Council. He will play an important role as we continue to advance a broad range of objectives aimed at making Manitoba a better place to live, work and do business,” said Steve Kroft, Chair of the Board of the Business Council of Manitoba. “One of those objectives is to provide new Canadians and members of our Indigenous communities with opportunities to play a greater role within our economy. The Business Council has for many years been committed to providing individuals with opportunities to further their education through our Aboriginal Awards Program. Kevin’s record in helping our fastest growing group of young people realize their potential combined with his unique understanding of the challenges they face make him ideally suited to help the Council advance these and many other objectives,” he added.
Chief has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Justice.
Established in 1998, the Business Council of Manitoba is comprised of more than 80 members, all of whom are leaders or retired leaders of Manitoba’s major companies.