Volunteer committees assist the Association with matters of ongoing importance to the industry and to BOMA members.

Awards of Excellence

Chair – Lindsey Saunders, Towers Realty Group

The Awards of excellence program recognizes excellence in building operations and property management, as well as customer service and innovation.

Buildings and personnel nominated for awards are assessed on their knowledge and understanding of building operation systems, energy management techniques, preventative maintenance and other fundamentals.

The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) Award is given in categories based on building size and use, as well as modernization achievements and historic preservation.

The Pinnacle Awards recognize Excellence in customer service. Categories include: Customer Service; Innovation; and Above and Beyond.

Committee Members:
  • Sheri Atchison (Accurate Drafting)
  • Craig Dunsire (Artis REIT)
  • Darren Klassen (Colliers International)

Building Operators & Engineers Group

Interim Chair – Tom Thiessen, BOMA Manitoba

The Building Operators and Engineers Group committee is responsible for managing all monthly events and education offerings related to BOMA’s new B.O.E.G. initiative.  The purpose of B.O.E.G. is to provide continuing education and networking opportunities for building engineers, operations staff, and trades professionals employed in Manitoba.

Committee Members:
  • Craig Doerksen (Health Sciences Centre)
  • Richard Fraser (Manitoba Hydro)
  • Bart Golanski (GWL Realty Advisors)
  • Sheila Matsubara (SMS Engineering)
  • Tom Phillips (Red River College)
  • Oliver Viveiros (Cadillac Fairview Polo Park)
  • Jon Trepanier (MB Liquor & Lotteries)
  • John Warnica (Lowe Mechanical Services)


Chair – Dawn LeRoye, BentallGreenOak

The Education Committee supports the BOMA membership through the provision of education programs to address professional needs. The committee liaises with BOMI Canada to promote the Real Property Administrator (RPA®), Facilities Management Administrator (FMA®), Systems Maintenance Administrator (SMA®), and Systems Maintenance Technician (SMT®) designation programs, in addition to supplemental course offerings such as BOMA e-Energy Training.

The committee is also responsible for promoting careers in the commercial real estate industry to young professionals, and current college and university students.

To learn more about the BOMI education offerings click here.

Committee Members:
  • Joanne McFadden (FT3)
  • Vanessa Noel (QuadReal Property Group)
  • Perry Schultz (GWL Realty Advisors Inc.)

Energy and Environment

Chair – Perry Schultz – GWL Realty Advisors

The Energy and Environment Committee is responsible for establishing BOMA Manitoba as the premier source of information on energy and environmental issues in the commercial industry. In addition to promoting the BOMA BEST certification program, the committee is responsible for developing proposed action and advocacy on environmental issues in our industry.

Learn more about the BOMA BEST Environmental certification program.

Committee Members:
  • Vince D’Angiolo (Pinchin Ltd.)
  • Alex Fleming (Demand Side Energy)
  • Scott Hammond (SMS Engineering)
  • Corey Nation (E.H. Price)

Golf Tournament

Chair – Larry Willman, MJ Roofing

The Golf Tournament Committee develops and promotes the Association’s annual BOMA Golf Classic, which serves as a terrific networking event for members, and increases the visibility of sponsors. The event also generates funds annually for the Dream Factory.

Committee Members:
  • Thor Goodmanson (Paladin Security)
  • Gerry Harms (Winnipeg Building & Decorating)
  • Karen Lund (Morguard)
  • Janice McKeever (Cushman Wakefield Stevenson)
  • Lindsey Saunders (Towers Realty Group)
  • Shane Storie (SRS Signs & Service)
  • Nathan Willman (MJ Roofing)
  • Richard Wishnowski (Indigo)

Government Affairs & Advocacy

Chair – Darren Klassen, Colliers International

The Government Affairs and Advocacy Committee acts as a liaison between the Board of Directors and the task forces responsible for specific topic areas related to government legislative and political issues. The Committee identifies both existing and emerging issues, develops position papers on issues of importance to members, and lobbies to ensure that government policies and processes encourage a vibrant and sustainable commercial building industry.

Committee Members:
  • Kim Dandewich (FirstOnSite Restoration)
  • Craig Dunsire (Artis REIT)
  • Sandi Haagenars (Primaris Management)
  • Karen Lund (Morguard)
  • Cheryl Taylor (Manitoba Public Insurance)


Chair – Karen Lund, Morguard

The Membership Committee promotes the benefits of membership in the business community, recruits new members, and facilitates the approval of new member applications. Although the majority of BOMA Manitoba member firms are based in Winnipeg, companies with regional offices in other cities may also be members (the territory of Nunavut also falls within the BOMA Manitoba regional boundaries).

Principal members develop, own and/or manage commercial property including office, industrial, institutional, and retail buildings. Other membership categories include Professionals (architects, engineers, designers, lawyers, brokers, and consultants) and Allied service and supply members.

Committee Members:
  • Craig Doerksen (Health Sciences Centre)
  • Sheri Griffiths (Colliers International)
  • Lindsay Sinclair (Pinnacle)
  • John Warnica (Lowe Mechanical Services)

Marketing and Development

Chair – Tom Thiessen, BOMA Manitoba

The Marketing and Development Committee is responsible for identifying pertinent issues and topics of interest or importance to the BOMA membership, and for coordinating quarterly seminars and monthly luncheon presentations.

The Committee is also responsible for developing and executing the Association’s annual marketing plan, ensuring that BOMA’s communications, advertising, and promotional goals have been met.

Committee Members:
  • Lisa Bright (Artis REIT)
  • Joanne Gesell (QuadReal Property Group)
  • Seth Henoch (BFL Canada Insurance Services)
  • Lindsay Nesbitt (Rodych Integrated Design)
  • Laura Salamacha (Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries)
  • Jennifer Walker (Aon Reed Stenhouse Inc)

Holiday Luncheon

Chair- Joanne Gesell (QuadReal Property Group)

Committee Members:
  • Lisa Bright (Artis REIT)
  • Amy From-Playford (Mac-Tower Inc)
  • Lindsay Sinclair (Pinnacle Staffing Solutions)
  • Lise Thiessen (BOMA Manitoba)

Building Young Professionals Group

Chair- Alex Akman, Shindico

Committee Members:
  • Craig Dunsire (Artis REIT)
  • Kurtis Podwysocki (Colliers International)
  • Amanda Medal (Artis REIT)
  • Lindsay Sinclair (Pinnacle Staffing Solutions)

Multi-Residential Properties

Interim Chair- Tom Thiessen, BOMA Manitoba

Committee Members:
  • Alex Akman (Shindico)
  • Robin Hardman (McCor Management)
  • Jerrit Janzen (Edison Properties)
  • Dawn LeRoye (BentallGreenOak)
  • Cornelius Martens (Marwest Management)
  • John Stroich (GreenValley Management)
  • Heidi Spletzer (Crystal Developers)

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