Board of Directors
Committed to supporting Winnipeg’s thriving business community
The Chamber is governed by members of a highly dedicated volunteer Board of Directors. Our directors are from companies of various sizes and sectors and reflect the diversity of our membership. We are also proud to have a gender-balanced board.
Each director brings with him/her a wealth of knowledge and experience and is committed to community leadership and supporting The Chamber’s mission. The board meets regularly to approve policy, engage in discussion around issues affecting the business community and to make decisions around the general governance of The Chamber.
Scott Sissons is an accountant by trade. He started with KPMG LLP in 1997 and obtained his Chartered Accountant Designation (now Chartered Professional Accountant) and is a partner within the audit and assurance practice. Other than spending two years in Denver, Colorado with KPMG, he has been in Winnipeg for the entirety of his career. The recipient of the 2017 Winnipeg Chamber’s Director of the Year Volunteer Award, Sissons has served as The Chamber’s treasurer, Chair of The Chamber’s Finance and Audit Committee and was a member of The Chamber’s Governance Review Committee.
Jessica Dumas Coaching & Training
Jessica Dumas is the president of Jessica Dumas Coaching and Training, a known facilitator and Indigenous Advisor. She uses her passion and knowledge to help businesses create more diverse and inclusive teams by providing relevant and solution based training that has a focus on understanding the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action, specifically number 92, and strategies for Indigenous engagement and employment.
Past Chair, 2017-2018
Johanna Hurme is an architect and a founding partner of Winnipeg-based 5468796 Architecture. Hurme received her education at Helsinki University of Technology, as well as at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Architecture (FAUM), where she holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design degree and a Master of Architecture degree. She serves on the Council of the Manitoba Association of Architects, is the Founder and CEO of Design Quarter Winnipeg, and is an active member of the International Van Alen Institute. She has taught design at FAUM as well as the University Toronto Daniels Faculty of Architecture and lectures at universities across North America.