Vision and Bold Leadership Continues with Changes to EDR Board of Directors

(Regina) Economic Development Regina’s Board of Directors has elected a new chairperson and welcomed four new members to the board. With the annual changes to the board of directors, visionary bold leadership will continue.

The new Chair of the board is Frank Hart, who has served on the EDR board as a member and Vice-Chair, and previously as part of the Regina Regional Opportunities Commission board. Hart has a long track record of accomplished business leadership and is currently Managing Director for TD Greystone Asset Management.

“I am humbled by the board’s confidence in me, and I look forward to continuing the strategic direction established by our past chair Murad Al-Katib, who provided outstanding leadership during an important time of evolution for this organization,” Hart said.

Murad Al-Katib remains a member of the EDR board, along with other returning members: Tina Svedahl, who was named Vice-Chair, Jason Drummond, Eric Dillon, Mark Lang, Ryan Urzada, David Brundige and His Worship Mayor Michael Fougere.

Retiring from the board after serving with distinction are Vianne Timmons, Dale Griesser and Senator Marty Klyne. EDR thanks them for their commitment to the community, and the City’s continued economic growth.

New members appointed to the board are:

Dr. Gina Grandy, Dean and Professor of Strategy and Leadership with the Hill-Levene Schools of Business at the University of Regina.

Bradyn Parisian, CEO of Mo’ Solar Company Ltd., also a sessional instructor at the Paul J. Hill School of Business and First Nations University of Canada, and the first-ever Rawlinson Executive in Residence in Indigenous Entrepreneurship at the University of Regina.

Rachel Mielke, founder and CEO of Regina-based international company Hillberg & Berk.

Eleah Gallagher, Principal / Structural Engineer with J.C. Kenyon Engineering Inc.

“The combination of a core of experienced directors and this excellent group of new appointees provides great diversity in board governance for EDR,” said Frank Hart.

“May is always exciting as we welcome new community members to the board. We’re dedicated and passionate about Regina and the community here, making this a great place to be for business, residents and visitors. And it is an honor to work with so many community members who feel just as passionately about our city as we do,” said John Lee, President & CEO of Economic Development Regina.

Economic Development Regina Inc. is a not for profit corporation whose sole shareholder is the City of Regina. As shareholder the City voted to approve these board appointments at the Annual General Meeting. The new appointees officially began today at EDR’s regular board meeting.

EDR’s role is to advance a bold, collaborative vision and to build a foundation to ensure economic growth and prosperity for the Greater Regina Area.


For more information, contact:

Alison Barton
Manager, Corporate Communications
Economic Development Regina
P: 306-565-6385