Immigrant, marketing maverick, entrepreneur, public speaker & community supporter, Sara has been immersed in marketing & business since 1992.
S&E Trusted Online Directories Inc. opened its doors in 2011 with the launch of www.trustedsaskatoon.com, followed by www.trustedregina.com in 2012.
In 2014, Sara launched Trusted Marketing Services, a full-service Saskatchewan marketing agency.
There is nothing that satisfies Sara more than promoting and helping local reputable businesses succeed and achieve their business goals. She believes in transparency, honesty and adding value. Her clients are partners and they work together to create excellence.
Evan Doepker is President and Chief Executive Officer at Doepker Industries Ltd., a highway trailer manufacturing company headquartered in Annaheim, Saskatchewan. Evan is a third generation Doepker and has been a part of the Doepker team since 1993. In his current position he is responsible for leading the Executive Team in establishing long term strategies and an overall mission that guides and directs the entire organization. Evan has been an owner of Doepker since 2008, and joined the board of directors of the company in 2016. Evan has studied at the University of Saskatchewan and Athabasca University towards a degree in commerce and completed a variety of executive educational courses.
Evan is a member of the Canadian Association of Family Enterprises and served on the board of the Safety Association of Saskatchewan Manufacturers during its formative years. He is a director of the Canadian Transportation Equipment Association and is VP of that association’s board of directors. Evan is a member of the Saskatchewan Manufacturer’s Council, a group organized by the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters to move forward issues impacting manufacturing in the province.
Evan and his wife Shawna are proud parents of Brooklyn and Joshua.
Clayton Veresh is a Partner with MNP and is the Regional Leader of MNP’s Private Enterprise Services for Southern Saskatchewan.
Clayton has a Bachelor of Commerce degree, with Great Distinction, and a Master of Professional Accounting degree from the University of Saskatchewan. He was designated as a Chartered Accountant (CA) in 2002.
Clayton has nearly 20 years of experience in public accounting. Clayton was also a corporate controller for a manufacturing company that operates in Saskatchewan.
A trusted advisor, Clayton works with companies in a broad range of industries delivering timely, responsive solutions designed to help them achieve their goals. He leads external audits and assists companies with strategic planning. Clayton has the knowledge and experience to consult on all aspects of operating a business.
Valerie Sluth is the founder and CEO of Praxis Consulting Ltd. Over the past sixteen years, she has grown Praxis to become a fixture in Saskatchewan’s business community providing advisory services to many of Saskatchewan’s leading organizations. She has built a multi-generational team of consultants drawing on the brightest and the wisest. The Praxis brand has become synonymous with quality, integrity and intelligent services.
In addition to leading this successful firm, Val continues her consulting work in the areas of strategy, organizational effectiveness and governance. She has a reputation for taking difficult strategic issues, complicated by multiple stakeholders and enabling the emergence of collaborative solutions.
Val is a recognized leader in her profession having received the Fellow designation of the Certified Management Consultant Institute and serving 8 years as CMC Canada’s Lead Trustee to represent Canada on the international board governing the profession. She is now an international evaluator of management consulting institutes around the globe. She is also a recognized YWCA “Woman of Distiction” ns the category of Entrepreneurship.
Val is a proud mom of four accomplished children and an ongoing contributor to many community-based organizations. She is currently on the board of the Regina Foodbank.
Monica Kreuger is the founder, President and Chief Visionary Officer of Global Infobrokers Inc., a firm dedicated to education, entrepreneurship, the environment and global citizenry and all within a socially responsible framework. The company has assisted over 800 entrepreneurs launch their companies in Saskatchewan and Alberta through their post secondary institute, the Praxis School of Entrepreneurship. In 2010 they opened an office in China where they serve entrepreneurs who wish to come to Saskatchewan.
She spearheaded, designed, lobbied for, and received support from educational and private sponsors to launch Saskatchewan’s first investment based business plan competition, Venture Forward $100K Business Plan Competition that launched 30 companies. She co-founded Praxis International Institute in the Craik eco-village, a private alternative school for young people dedicated to entrepreneurship and environmental sustainability.
Monica is an active volunteer board member: Director on the Saskatchewan Chamber board and Chair of the Human Resources Committee; Director on the Cooperatives First Board; Director on the Canadian Common Equity Crowdfunding Corporation; and Past President of the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce and has completed the ICD training for Non Profit boards. She has been privileged to receive numerous recognitions locally, provincially and nationally and is grateful for the opportunity to serve her community.
Khurrum is a first-generation immigrant who moved to Toronto in August 1999 as an undergraduate university student, and benefited from the educational and career training provided by the nation’s universities. In February 2010, two years after graduating law school, he and his partner Aisha moved to Regina looking for better career opportunities. He found that opportunity as lawyer with a leading Western Canadian law firm where he has practiced since in the commercial and public law areas. His wife found that opportunity as a pharmacist, currently serving the North Central community in Regina. Recently, Khurrum and Aisha were blessed with the arrival of their son Eesa.
Having planted familial roots in Saskatchewan, Khurrum wishes to advocate for the issues and policies which will ensure that Saskatchewan remains an economically, educationally and socially vibrant place which attracts and retains young professionals, entrepreneurs and families. As a law student and lawyer, he has acquired experience engaging with government, parliamentary committees and media around a variety of public policy issues. He is confident that his experience and background will allow him to bring a unique perspective to the Chamber’s Board of Directors, and to better serve and represent the interests of its diverse membership.
Mary was born and raised in Regina. A University of Regina graduate, Mary and her husband, Jeremy, have owned the Assiniboia Gallery since 1999. In 2013, Mary took leave from the day-to-day operations of the gallery and joined Hillberg & Berk as its Chief Operating Officer. In July 2018, Mary joined Conexus Credit Union as its Chief Member Experience Officer.
As Chief Member Experience Officer at Conexus, Mary will design the future focused member experience for the organization as well as lead Financial Wellness, Marketing, Public Relations, Community Investment and Cultivator – Canada’s first credit union led business incubator.
Mary has been involved in several non-profit organizations over the years as a volunteer board member: Globe Theatre, Sask Art and currently, Youth Ballet Company of Saskatchewan and the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce. Mary and her husband, Jeremy, live in Regina with their four children.
Greg McIntyre is currently serving the end of his term as the President of the Moose Jaw & District Chamber of Commerce. During his years in service to the Chamber he has benefited from working with a great board of business owners and entrepreneurs to elevate their chamber’s status & relevance in the community. Greg advocates for educating business owners to help prepare them as we all head into some unprecedented changes driven by technology, environment and associated government policy.
Greg’s other contributions have been in moderating the 2016 Moose Jaw Mayoral Debate & All Candidates Debate for the city elections. He also sits as Vice Chair and representative of the Moose Jaw Chamber for the Environmental Advisory Committee to the City of Moose Jaw and previously as the representative for the Banking Industry on the Moose Jaw Housing Advisory Committee.
Greg has worked in the Financial Services sector for nearly 16 years—much of it working in Saskatchewan and North Western Ontario providing financial services and advice to Agriculture clients, Municipal Governments and small & medium sized Commercial enterprises.
Greg is currently a Senior Commercial Account Manager at RBC and is trusted to manage some of the bank’s most valuable client relationships. His ability to collaborate, utilize both his corporate resources and social network, make him a valuable addition to the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce.
Jenna Moore is a senior manager at Central Plains Co-op responsible for Human Resources, Marketing and Member Relations.
She believes in supporting local communities through volunteering by assisting with community events, fundraising and board operations. More specifically, Jenna has been involved with various communities’ local Chamber of Commerce organizations for the past fifteen years. She has held various roles within these Chambers, including Treasurer, Vice President, and President. She believes in the value of the Chamber, and loves to be able to work with businesses and government bodies to better our communities and province.
Jenna is a graduate from the Edwards School of Business, is a Chartered Human Resources Professional and holds an MBA. Jenna resides with her husband on a grain farm outside of Rosetown.
Jenna uses her business passion, education, and prior experience to maximize potential in the province and make Saskatchewan the best place to live, work and invest by being part of the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
Thomas Benjoe is the President & CEO for FHQ Developments and is from the Muscowpetung First Nation. He has a Bachelor of Administration from First Nations University of Canada/University of Regina and is a Certified Professional Director.
Thomas is a founding Board of Director’s member for FHQ Developments and served 6 years on the Board. FHQ Developments is the Economic Development Corporation for the File Hill’s Qu’Appelle Tribal Council that manages Partnerships and new Business Ventures on behalf of its Limited Partners, the 11 First Nations of FHQTC. FHQ Developments also provides services to its Limited Partners through Community Economic Development and Employment & Retention Services.
Thomas currently serves on a number of committees and boards including the First Nations Power Authority, First Nations University of Canada Spring Celebration Powwow Committee, Member of Leaders Council at the Hill & Levene Schools of Business, University of Regina, Council for Entrepreneurship Growth (Economic Development Regina) and the FNUniv Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneurship Camp Steering Committee. Thomas played a critical leadership role in creating the Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneurship Camp at the First Nations University of Canada.
Thomas has recently been awarded the Crowning Achievement Young Alumni Award from the University of Regina and has been recognized by CBC’s “Future 40″(2013), the Red Cross’ “Young Humanitarian of the Year”(2009), RBC’s “Diversity Leadership Award”(2014), “Regional President’s Award”(2015) and a “Top Performer” Convention Winner which recognizes the top 1% of RBC employees (2015).
Thomas was also recognized as a Top 10 Most Influential Economic Developers by Treaty 4 News, a feature that profiles business leaders, job creators and entrepreneurs who have made a valuable contribution to improving the lives of Indigenous people through business and have helped keep Saskatchewan’s economy vibrant and strong.
Bruce graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from University of Saskatchewan, with Distinction and is Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant (FCPA, FCA). Bruce has spent his career in public practice in Saskatchewan and is a partner with KPMG in Regina. Bruce is the National Leader of KPMG’s Internal Audit, Risk and Compliance service line (IARCS) and the leader of KPMG’s Advisory Services practice in Saskatchewan. He is also an Audit Partner and has over 33 years of professional service experience and focuses on providing assurance and risk-based business advisory services to the public sector, publicly-traded companies and private organizations.
Marco Ricci is a partner and VP of Sales and Business Development for GreenWave Innovations; a proud Saskatchewan company providing electricity, water and natural gas sub-monitoring solutions. Greenwave is committed to being an energy conservation leader and key contributors to Saskatchewan’s climate change initiatives.
In addition to Greenwave, Marco has spent the last 15 years in the restaurant industry. He is currently a partner in Boston Pizza Estevan, Boston Pizza Emerald Park and a part owner in 6 other restaurants located in Saskatchewan and BC and maintains the role of Director of Operations.
Born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan, Marco played for the Regina Rams 1990-1994 and won 2 Canadian Bowl Championships. Marco was the Rookie of the Year in 1990 and won the Gord Currie award in 1993. He was team captain and has been inducted into the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame. He joined the Regina Rams Board of Directors from 1996 – 1999 and then as an assistant coach from 2000-2005.
Marco is the proud father of two beautiful children, Maia and Renzo and a husband to his wonderful wife Cindy. Marco is an ongoing contributor to many community-based organizations.