Marketing & Communications Manager
Findlay (Frank) Quinn
Board Chair, Lawyer & Developer
Frank is President of the software corporation, LRM Technology Group Ltd. He is also the President and CEO of Quinn Developments Inc. which has developed in excess of 30 multi-residential and commercial projects since 1993. Frank has acted as a Board Member with the Thompson Rivers University over the past 8 years. Frank joined Fulton & Company LLP as senior advisory Counsel and Associate Counsel in June, 2010 and has practiced law for 35 years primarily in commercial finance, bankruptcy and insolvency.
Brian practiced with Fulton & Company LLP from 1971 to 2016 with particular emphasis on corporate, commercial, and real estate transactions for businesses, local governments and corporations. Brian has also held the position of Chair for the Thompson Rivers University Board of Governors for two years before joining the Trust Board.
TRU Board of Governors Appointee (Tribal Director, Shuswap Nation Tribal Council)
Bonnie Leonard graduated from the University of Victoria law school in 1996 and was called to the bar in 1997. She worked as legal counsel in the community of Kamloops for several years prior to taking on the full-time role as Chief of the Kamloops Indian Band for a three-year term. Bonnie went to work at the SNTC office as the Director of Aboriginal Rights and Title in 2004 and in 2010 became the Tribal Director. As Tribal Director, Bonnie manages the administrative affairs of the Tribal Council including implementation of policy and decisions of the Chiefs. Reporting directly to the Tribal Chairperson, Bonnie is responsible for budget development and monitoring of revenue and expenses as well as all human resource matters within the SNTC offices. Bonnie uses her years of legal and political experience to advise the Council of Chiefs on matters pertaining to strategic planning, policy development and implementation, and contract administration.
Principle, Stantec Kamloops
Brian holds a Master’s Degree in Architecture from Miami University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Calgary, and is a member of the Architectural Institute of BC and the Alberta Association of Architects. Brian is a TRU Alumnus who has a long history of supporting the institution. Brian was a past member of both the TRU Board Governors and the TRU Alumni Association, and is an active mentor of TRU students.
Consultant, Former CAO and Director of Development Services, City of Kamloops
Randy has over 35 years of experience in fields ranging from Social Work, Social Housing, Community Development, Resource Management, Parks Planning, Urban Planning and Senior Civic Management. Randy retired from the City of Kamloops in May 2012 after 12 years as the Director of Development Services and over 11 years as the Chief Administrative Officer.
Business Owner, Kamloops
Extensive background in finance and passion for business. Successfully owning and operating businesses in the tourism and accommodations sector for over 17 years.
President & Vice-Chancellor, Thompson Rivers University
Appointed President of Thompson Rivers University in 2010. Previously, he served as Vice-President Academic and Provost at Dalhousie University from 2006 to 2010 and as the Dean of Science at McGill University from 1995 to 2005. He went to high school in Ottawa and earned a B.Sc. (Hon) in chemistry from Carleton University and a Ph.D from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Vice-President, Administration & Finance, Thompson Rivers University
Matt has 19 years of post-secondary administration experience. He has two undergraduate degrees, B.Sc and BAS, a Masters of Education in post-secondary administration and a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation. He was appointed the Vice-President, Administration & Finance in 2013 and has held senior and executive positions with various post-secondary institutions previously.
TRU Faculty Representative
Ron is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at TRU and is currently the Chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Previously he served as Associate Dean of Arts for 4 years. In addition, he has chaired several committees on campus including Arts Faculty Council.