Executive Leadership Team
Mark Allan, President and CEO
Nolton Knippel, Vice President & CFO
Graham Edge, Vice President Food & Beverage
Lisa Mitchell, Vice President Marketing & Sales
Dawna Nielson, Vice President Sport, Entertainment & Events
Elma Shoulak, Vice President Human Resources
Bill Stoner, Vice President Facilities/Events Delivery
Denise Wanner, Director Corporate Governance & Corporate Office
Board of Directors
Chair of the Board – Jeff MacPherson
President and CEO – Mark Allan
VP and CFO – Nolton Knippel
Governance Officer – Denise Wanner
Board of Directors (alphabetical order)
The Regina Exhibition Association Limited (REAL) is governed by a volunteer board of directors. REAL is a non-profit corporation that operates Evraz Place. The City of Regina, City Council, is the only member of the Association. City Council has authorized by resolution the City’s Chief Financial Officer to act as its Proxy Holder.
The Board of Directors is made up of no more than 15 members and no fewer than seven. There are currently 13 voting appointed Directors and two ex-officio Directors – one appointed by the City of Regina and the other by the Ministry of Agriculture.
The Board is responsible for overseeing the affairs of the association, establishing the governance policies to protect the organization’s assets and to provide strategic direction. The Board has written charters and has adopted terms of reference for the Board chair and various committee chairs.
The Board practices good governance by adopting the Governance Officer Mandate and by having established written policies covering fundamental areas of the business. The Board is assisted in performing its work by three standing Board committees: the Audit and Finance Committee, the Governance/Nominating Committee and the Human Resources Committee.