Four people have been named to the Advisory Board of the Kenneth Levene Graduate School of Business at the University of Regina. The Board functions in an advisory capacity to the Dean of Business Administration, and provides a link between the business community and the Kenneth Levene Graduate School of Business.
"The members of the board play an advisory role and outline the needs of the business community," says Dr. Anne Lavack, Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration. "This ensures the Kenneth Levene Graduate School is providing education that is practical in today's business world."
The four new members are:
- Elan Ange, who serves as Chief Operating Officer of O&T Farms and its subsidiaries. From 2005 to 2008, Ange served as Corporate Controller at CanMar Grain Products. Before that, Ange spent 15 years with the O & T Group in various financial management and business development positions. The focus of her career has been agri-business, from grain, feed and intensive livestock, through processing and manufacturing, to the food market. She earned an MBA from the Kenneth Levene Graduate School of Business in 2008.
- Kevin Gilroy, who is Administration Manager at Sask Sport Inc., which involves overseeing the operations of the Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund and the Administration Centre for Sport, Culture, and Recreation. Gilroy graduated from the U of R with a Bachelor of Administration degree in 1998, played basketball for the Cougars from 1993 to 1998, and earned an MBA from the Kenneth Levene Graduate School of Business in 2006.
- Rick Hoffman, who is the Vice-President Finance and Venture Capital at Farm Credit Canada. He has financial and senior management experience in the agriculture sector and has been with Farm Credit Canada since 2000. He previously worked at the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool and the Government of Saskatchewan.
- Peter Jackson, who is the General Manager of Mosaic Potash at Belle Plaine. Starting with the company in 1984, he has held several positions with the company. Jackson served on the Council of the Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) from 2001 to 2008. He graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering in 1983, and he also holds an MBA degree from the University of Regina.
Other members of the advisory board are Lloyd Barber, former president of the University of Regina; Eber Hampton, professor and Executive-in-Residence in the Faculty of Business Administration at the University of Regina; James Gustafson, manager of the Kenneth Levene Graduate School of Business; Anne Lavack, dean of the Faculty of Business Administration at the University of Regina; Kenneth Levene, who provided a multi-million dollar donation for the creation of the Kenneth Levene Graduate School of Business at the University of Regina; John McArthur, who was dean of the Harvard Business School from 1980 to 1995, and later served as Senior Advisor to the President of The World Bank; and Gavin Semple, President and CEO of the Brandt Group of Companies.
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