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Toronto Alumni Reception
Start Date: 5/4/2017Start Time: 5:30 PM
End Date: 5/4/2017End Time: 7:30 PM
Event Description:
Toronto Alumni Reception 
with Distinguished Alumni Speaker:
DAYNA SPIRING [BA/98, LLB/01] 
President & CEO Economic Development Winnipeg

May 4, 2017, 5:30 - 7:30pm
The National Club
303 Bay Street, Toronto

Hosted by the Faculty of Law and the Asper School of Business


PROGRAM
5:30pm - Reception
6:30pm - Address to Alumni
The National Club requires members and guests to wear business casual attire.


RSVP by Monday, April 24, 2017 to:
Law:  Marcia Kort  marcia.kort@umanitoba.ca  204.474.6132
Asper: Courtney Thompson  courtney.thompson@umanitoba.ca  204.4746482

Please advise of dietary or mobility requirements.


DAYNA SPIRING
[BA/98, LLB/01] President & CEO Economic Development Winnipeg

Dayna directs all aspects of Economic Development Winnipeg’s activities. She provides leadership and strategic direction, collaborates with key stakeholders and is a driving force behind making Winnipeg a compelling choice for business and tourism. She also participates on the boards of directors for Manitoba Hydro and Winpak Ltd.

As the former chief strategy officer and general counsel of the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB), Dayna was charged with leading a group of senior-level employees, financial advisors and lawyers in preparing the federally controlled entity for privatization. Dayna’s supplemental responsibilities during her 10-year tenure at the CWB also involved facilitating government and stakeholder relations during a period of intense public scrutiny and debate.

In addition to Dayna’s extensive professional experience, which includes five years as an associate at Aikins, MacAulay & Thorvaldson LLP in the early 2000s, she is a passionate Winnipegger with a drive to volunteer. Currently the vice-chair of the Winnipeg Football Club’s board of directors and the first woman to represent the Winnipeg Football Club on the CFL Board of Governors. Dayna previously served as a director for Special Olympics Manitoba and led the team that brought the Gold Medal Plates competition to Winnipeg.

Dayna earned a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Manitoba. Previously, she completed a Bachelor of Arts degree (honours) from the same institution, majoring in political science. In 2015, Dayna participated in the Directors Education Program within the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, obtaining the ICD.D designation.
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