Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries

Doug Ramsey - Director

Doug Ramsey has been a faculty member in the Department of Rural Development at Brandon University for almost 25 years. His peers acknowledge him as a collaborative and community-engaged researcher focusing on rural regions, small towns, and regional cities. 

Sara Penner - Director

Sara Penner is the former Vice President of Global Technology Finance (Retired) for Canada Life. An accounting professional, she joined Canada Life’s Investment division in 2002, moving to the Technology division in 2008. At Canada Life, Sara was involved with several operating-segment integrations in Canada and Europe. 

Tannis Mindell - Director

Tannis Mindell is a former Deputy Minister of the Department of Family Services and Housing and Secretary to Treasury Board for the Province of Manitoba. Upon retiring from civil service in 2011, Tannis accepted an appointment as the first Chair of the newly formed Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries Corporation, serving in the role before fully retiring in 2016.

Josiane Kroll - Director

Josiane Kroll is a senior instructional specialist at the University of Manitoba. She supervises the Learning, Technologies, and Solutions team and oversees delivery of learning technology training and services. Josiane advises leadership on strategic initiatives relating to adoption of new technologies.

Josiane holds a PhD in Computer Science and has over a decade of experience in the software industry. On occasion, she teaches degree-credit courses in the Computer Science department at the University of Manitoba.

Michelle Cameron - Director

Born and raised in Winnipeg, Michelle Cameron is a proud treaty status woman, band member of Peguis First Nation, and mother of five. 

Michelle is the owner and founder of INAC – Indigenous Nations Apparel Company and Dreamcatcher Promotions, Canada’s largest Indigenous-owned promotional company and one of the largest promotional companies in Winnipeg.

Sarah Pinsent - Director

Sarah Pinsent opened Lean in Counselling & Consulting Inc., her Gimli, Manitoba-based counselling and therapy practice, in 2018. Sarah grew up in the Interlake and has lived in Gimli since 2009 with her husband and four children. 

A community and social services professional, Sarah is highly skilled in the delivery of mental health services for individuals, relationships, and families. She provides support and recovery for persons living with addiction and trauma. 

Jeff Traeger - Chair

Jeff Traeger is President and CEO of the United Food and Commercial Workers union, Local 832. Since his election to the position, Jeff has worked tirelessly to make life better for the union’s 19,000 members and all working Manitobans.

As the lead for Manitoba’s largest private-sector union, Jeff possesses a keen understanding of labour dynamics, negotiations, and advancing the interests of workers. His dedication to progressive values pairs with his skill in negotiating and collaborating with individuals of all perspectives in service of working people.

Supporting Fair Trade: A Month-Long Celebration, A Year-Round Commitment

Supporting Fair Trade: A Month-Long Celebration, A Year-Round Commitment.

October is National Fairtrade Month. It’s an occasion for organizations and individuals across the country to celebrate collective efforts to build a fairer world. Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries (MBLL) has been a Fairtrade Workplace since 2019, annually re-earning this designation from Fairtrade Canada. .

Read about MBLL as a Fair Trade workplace.

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