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Board

 


TRAF is governed by a Board which oversees its operations. The Board acts as trustee of the Fund and is ultimately responsible for the proper administration of The Teachers' Pensions Act. Additional details regarding the function of the Board are set out in its Terms of Reference.

The Board is comprised of seven members – three nominated by The Manitoba Teachers' Society (MTS) and four from the general public. These representatives are appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council. 

The current members of the Board, and their appointment dates, are set out below. All members shall continue to hold office after the expiry of their term until re-appointment or a successor is appointed.



3492 TRAF Bryton Moen 285 Cropped 2Bryton Moen, Chair
Appointed January 17, 2018
Term expires December 31, 2021*

Bryton is a Crown Attorney with Manitoba Justice. In that role he has prosecuted a variety of different matters throughout the Province of Manitoba. He has also been Co-Counsel to several inquests.   

Bryton earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Manitoba, and his Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from Brandon University.   

Bryton is active in a variety of different professional organizations, presently serving the Manitoba Bar Association as a Council Member, as Co-Chair of the Constitutional & Human Rights Section and as an Executive Member of the Criminal Law Section. He is also a member of the Investment Committee of the Law Society of Manitoba.

He has also been involved in a variety of different community organizations. He currently serves as a Director for the Victoria General Hospital Foundation, and previously served the Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba, multiple committees of the Law Society of Manitoba (Practice & Ethics; Admission & Education; Admissions & Education Appeals and Trust Safety Appeals Sub-Committee), Brandon University Alumni Association and the Brandon & District United Way, where he served as Treasurer and Chair of the Finance & Audit Committee.



James Bedford, Vice Chair
Appointed December 4, 2019
Term expires December 31, 2022*

James is currently the President of the Manitoba Teachers’ Society. Prior to his election as President, he served as Vice President of the Society and, before that, as a high school science and mathematics teachers in the Louis Riel, St. Boniface and Norwood School Divisions. He has served as President of the St. Boniface Teachers’ Association and as a Vice President of the Louis Riel Teachers’ Association. James has also served as the Chief Governance Officer and Chair of the Disability Benefits Plan of the Manitoba Teachers’ Society.

James received a Bachelor of Science (4-year) degree from the University of Winnipeg, a Master of Science (Health and Radiation Physics) degree from McMaster University and a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Winnipeg.



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Appointed January 17, 2018
Term expires December 31, 2021*

Myrna has more than 28 years of experience in the financial services industry. She is currently the Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer for Access Credit Union Limited. As a member of the executive team at Access, she is heavily involved in the development and execution of corporate strategy and board governance. Myrna also oversees the information technology and security and business integration functions for Access.

Myrna has completed the Institute of Corporate Directors - Rotman Director Education Program, IFIC Mutual Funds License, Canadian Securities Course and Certified Financial Planning designation. Her education also includes completing the Certificate in Management program at the University of Manitoba, and Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Management and Masters in Business Administration through Athabasca University. 

Myrna has been actively involved in a variety of volunteer organization boards, and currently serves on the South Central Cancer Resource Board and is part of the Host Committee for Hockey Canada's 2019 National Women’s Under 18 Championship event.



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Appointed January 17, 2018
Term expires December 31, 2024*

Brenda has over 19 years of business experience, mainly focused on risk management. Her current role is Surety Practice Lead for HUB International. She is responsible for developing new business relationships and insurance solutions as well as managing risk relationships between insurers and insureds.

Prior to surety, Brenda spent 10 years in mid-market commercial banking where she managed banking relationships, structured financing solutions, and brought in appropriate banking partners for mid-market corporations. Brenda has also practiced cross-border taxation at Deloitte and Arthur Andersen. She has both a Bachelor of Accountancy and a Master of Business Administration from the University of North Dakota as well as a Certified Public Accountant designation. Brenda has also completed the Institute of Corporate Directors – Rotman Director Education Program. 

Brenda has participated on boards and chaired committees focused mainly on children, health, and education.


 
2019 Glen Anderson cropped 3Glen Anderson
Appointed April 30, 2014
Term expires December 31, 2021*

Glen is currently the Department Head, Member Benefits with The Manitoba Teachers' Society where he oversees the various benefit plans that The Manitoba Teachers' Society holds. Formerly, he was a teacher in the River East Transcona School Division, and served as President of the former River East Teachers' Association.

Glen received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Winnipeg and his certificate of Education from the University of Manitoba.


 
Tammy Hodgins Rector WebTammy Hodgins-Rector
Appointed January 1, 2015
Term expires December 31, 2022*

Tammy is a counsellor at Sanford Collegiate in the Red River Valley School Division. She has been an active member of the Red River Valley Teachers' Association since 1998 and has served in various capacities, including: President, Past President and Collective Bargaining Chairperson. She is currently the Workplace Safety and Health Chairperson.

Tammy has served on several provincial committees related to education, finance, collective bargaining and teacher certification.

Tammy received her Bachelor of Education (1996) from the University of Winnipeg and her School Administrator's Certificate in 2004.



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Appointed January 17, 2018
Term expires December 31, 2024*

Nike has more than 20 years of professional accounting experience including her current role as Chief Financial Officer at Macdonald Youth Services. Previously, Nike worked with Economic Development Winnipeg, Pfizer Incorporation, Microsoft Ireland European Operation, Xerox Europe Ltd. and Marks & Spencer with offices in Europe, Africa, and America.

Currently, Nike serves on a number of boards in various roles including Treasurer of the Board at St. Johns-Ravenscourt School Parents' Association, Treasurer of the Board at ComSpam Incorporation, member of the Board at Kanikanichihk and member of the Board at A & O: Support for Older Adults. Nike is also a member of The Associates of the Asper School of Business and a member of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce.

Nike holds a Master of Business Administration from Oxford Brookes University (UK) and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting (Honours) from Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria. She holds three professional accounting designations – Chartered Accountant (Institute of Chartered Accountants, Nigeria), Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK) and Chartered Professional Accountant (Canada).


* Board members shall continue to serve after the formal date of their term expiry until re-appointed or until a successor is appointed.