Manitoba Board of Directors
Our President, Robert Mensies, has worked in marketing for 15 years and has the pleasure of focusing on the livestock and food processing sides of agriculture. His company, Edge Marketing Strategies, merged with 6P Marketing last year, where he holds the title of Director of Client Strategy. Robert’s ag experience is complimented with 6P’s existing branding and strategic marketing services where ag sustainability and social license focus continues to occupy his time when not working to build CAMA Manitoba.
Our Past President, Barbara Chabih, is Communications Program Coordinator for the Canola Council of Canada. A longstanding member with over two decades of ag industry experience, Barb is committed to adding value for our agri-marketing colleagues. Most recently, she has focused on chapter communications, particularly through strengthening CAMA’s online presence. Barb is a graduate of The University of Winnipeg’s Marketing Management program, and alumna of Red River College.
Mary Thornley, is CAMA Manitoba's Executive Director. She has been with CAMA for the past 9 years as Executive Director and is the Event Manager for Best of CAMA. Prior to CAMA, she spent 5 years as an Account Executive with Kahntact and AdFarm (Calgary). Mary is a graduate of the University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Commerce in Agricultural Business.
Jocelyn Advent is the Manager, Business Development for Agribusiness and Life Science at YES! Winnipeg, an initiative within Economic Development Winnipeg. She markets Manitoba’s Ag sector locally, nationally and internationally for business attraction opportunities and growth. Prior to this position, Jocelyn had a 15 year career at The University of Manitoba where she also earned her BA and B.Ed. She looks forward to bringing her network of industry, academic and government contacts to the Strategic Partnership portfolio chair.
Theresa Bolton is the Corporate Director of Recruiting for Parrish & Heimbecker. Prior to joining P&H in 2015, Theresa was Practice Leader in Sales and Marketing at People First HR Services, where she led one of the largest recruitment practices in Winnipeg, MB. Agriculture was Theresa’s specialty, so the opportunity to join an agriculture company and recruit solely for agriculture was a natural fit—and a dream come true. Since joining P&H, Theresa has immersed herself in the ag industry, volunteering her time on boards such as Ag in the Classroom, the Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers and the Grain Elevator Association of Processors.
Jillian Einarson is the Extension Specialist – Agriculture Awareness with Manitoba Agriculture. She has a Master of Science in Human Nutritional Sciences from the University of Manitoba. Jillian enjoys working collaboratively to help the public have a better understanding of agriculture and is excited to be a part of the CAMA Manitoba board.
As Chair of Student Engagement, Marty Fisher brings 25 years of Agri-marketing experience to CAMA Manitoba. As the owner and creative director of Sherpa Marketing Marty has led Sherpa to a position as one of the leading technology driven marketing companies in Canada. Serving clients past and present like Monsanto, G3 (CWB), CCGA and Canola Council provided him the opportunity to experience the industry from seed to table.
Amanda Meyer B.Sc, is the Marketing Manager at Cibus. Amanda has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Manitoba from the Faculty of Agriculture. She has joined CAMA Manitoba as the Professional Development chair. “I look forward to bringing to light such issues and topics as License to Farm discussions.”
Nathan Mitchell is the Marketing Coordinator at MacDon Industries Limited. Nathan has a BA in Environmental Sciences from the University of Manitoba and started with MacDon in 2008. He is excited to be part of the Manitoba chapter as Events chair.
Wednesday, February 28 @ 11:30 am CT
Join CAMA members for a lunch & learn with Milena Radakovic, President of Nexus Exhibits to learn more about getting the most ROI from tradeshows and Dave Wilson, Senior Account Manger with Genumark will share the latest trends that will impact tradeshow merchandise in 2018.
Thursday, March 01 @ 5:00 pm ET
Join the University of Guelph CAMA Student Chapter to listen to their practice presentation for NAMA 2018 in Kansas City!
Thursday, March 08 @ 5:00 pm ET
Join CAMA members at the London Farm Show for a panel discussion on "Effectively Integrating Sales & Marketing Teams" moderated by Justin Funk with Agri Studies.
Wednesday, March 14 @ 8:00 am ET
Join CAMA, OIA & CAFA members for a meeting at the Ottawa Valley Farm Show. Guest speakers are Debra Hauer (AgriLMI Manager) and Tracy Biernacki-Duzsa (AgriSkills Manager) with the CANADIAN AGRICULTURAL HUMAN RESOURCE COUNCIL.
Friday, April 06 @ 8:30 am MT
Join CAMA members for a training session on Agronomy 101.
Thursday, April 26 @ 8:00 am CT
CAMA Manitoba is hosting Canada's agricultural industry at our Earning Public Trust An Interactive Working Session professional development event.04/01/2013 03:08 PM2013-04-01 15:08:00