Judges

Jamie Alyce Jurczak

Jamie Alyce Jurczak is a Partner with Taylor McCaffrey LLP, where she is a member of their labour and employment law and civil litigation practice groups. Experienced in all facets of management-side labour and employment law, her practice has a special focus on occupational health and safety matters. She is Chair of the firm’s OHS practice group, and is experienced in defending employers charged under provincial and federal occupational health and safety legislation, and is well versed in assisting clients in responding to serious workplace accidents, addressing administrative appeals of regulatory orders, and performing regulatory compliance reviews and audits. She is a regular contributor to OHS Insider and is a sought after speaker on various OHS, employment law, and general litigation topics. She is recognized as one of the leading OHS lawyers in Canada by the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory. Outside of the practice of law, Jamie is quite involved in the Manitoba business community, and owns her own dance studio in Winnipeg, where she continues to teach ballet, jazz, and musical theatre.

Jordan Farber

Jordan is one of the founding members of the Future Leaders of Manitoba and feels that the best way we can keep our next generation of leaders here in Manitoba is by acknowledging them, thanking them and recognizing their contributions with a Future Leaders of Manitoba Award.  A proud Manitoban, Jordan received both his Bachelor of Arts and MBA from the University of Manitoba.

In addition to his involvement with Future Leaders of Manitoba, Jordan has volunteered with organizations such as Winnipeg Harvest, United Way, RaY Inc., Siloam Mission, University of Manitoba, Red River College and a number of inner city schools.  Jordan also sits on the Homelessness Committee for Downtown Winnipeg Biz and was just named to the B’nai Brith Canada National Board.  Furthermore, he is a founding board member of the Main Street Project Foundation, a not for profit organization that helps Winnipeg’s most vulnerable residents.

Lesley Hamilton

Lesley Hamilton is the founder of the Future Leaders of Manitoba. Lesley and her husband have been running a Private Wealth Management for 12 years. Lesley holds a degree in Finance, the CFP and CIM designations. Lesley currently sits on the Board of Directors of Dasch Inc and The Rossbrook House Foundation

Terry Brown, B.Comm (Hons)

Mr. Terry Brown, B.Comm (Hons) is a proud Aboriginal business leader and the Partner in charge of the Legacy Bowes Group Business Advisory Services. A success driven leader and negotiator, he brings 20 years’ experience working with First Nation and mainstream governments as well as with Fortune 100 and 500 corporations. Terry has an extensive command of Corporate and Indigenous issues, services and subject matter and is known for his talent in connecting main stream and Indigenous business interests. Terry’s personal philosophy of service also carries over to his volunteer work as shown by his commitment to the Aboriginal Chamber of Commerce.

Gerry Price

Gerry Price was born in Winnipeg and holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Manitoba, as well as a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics from Lehigh University in Pennsylvania. Following graduate studies, he worked as a Defense Scientific Services Officer for the Defense Research Board in Alberta.

Gerry joined E.H. Price Limited in 1977, and over the past 30 years has held a number of positions, including his move to Singapore to start up their Asia Pacific operation. In 1986, Gerry became President of E.H. Price and proceeded more aggressively with growth strategies for the Price Group, including their expansion into the USA in the late 1980’s. During his tenure, he has launched many new product lines, factory expansions and new business units.
Today, Gerry is CEO of E.H. Price Limited (Canada), Price Companies, Inc. (USA), APEL Extrusions Limited (Calgary) and other companies in the Price Group. Sales in 2009 were $290 million, with a workforce numbering 1,800 employees.

Gerry is a member of many community and professional associations, including the Association of Professional Engineers for the Province of Manitoba, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers, Manitoba Patient Access Network Committee, Dean of Medicine’s Advisory Council (University of Manitoba), Business Council of Manitoba, and a Member of the Board of Directors of the Conference Board of Canada.

Leslie Weir, M.A., CFRE, ACFRE

A lifelong Manitoban, Leslie was born in Portage la Prairie and raised in Minnedosa and Winnipeg. Her career in the philanthropic sector began in 1978 and has evolved over the years broadening her experience, skills and perspective through development roles in community and social services, higher education and health care. In 2007 she joined the Winnipeg Foundation as Director of Family Philanthropy, a new position offering information, resources and consulting services to individuals and families wishing to focus and plan their philanthropy. Leslie created the Foundation’s Legacy Circle Program in 2009 and continues to develop this meaningful connection with the Foundation for people who have promised future gifts through their wills or estate plans.

Leslie holds the Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) and Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive (ACFRE) professional designations and is a Master Teacher for the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) International. She has a MA in Philanthropy and Development (Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota) and a BA (University of Manitoba). She serves as a faculty member for the Fundamentals of Fundraising course at Red River College.

An active community volunteer, Leslie is a member of the board of the Rotary Club of Winnipeg Downtown and a trustee of its associated Permanent Endowment Fund. She sits on the board of the Canadian Association for Family Enterprise Manitoba Chapter, serving as chair of the Family Enterprise of the Year Award Committee.

Leslie involvement in her profession spans local, national, and international roles. She is a former president of Manitoba Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), founding chair of the Canadian Association of Gift Planner’s (CAGP) Leave a Legacy Program and former director of Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) International Accreditation Board and remains active in other capacities.