Board Of Directors

In January 2009, five partners joined together to form a new Manitoba council committed to strengthening the skills of the province’s construction sector workforce. Manitoba Heavy Construction Association (MHCA), Manitoba Home Builders Association (MHBA), Manitoba Building Trades (MBT), Construction Association of Rural Manitoba (CARM) and Winnipeg Construction Association (WCA).

Since 2017, the Manitoba Construction Sector Council (MCSC) Board of Directors is comprised of four construction associations and an Indigenous organization, First People Development Inc. (FPDI).

 The office is located at 1000 Waverley Street in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

MCSC Board Members

Lanny McInnes

Manitoba Home Builders Association (Vice Chair)

Coming soon!

Janet Milne

Milne Homes

Coming soon!

Sudhir Sandhu

Manitoba Building Trades

Coming soon!

Dana Johnson

Manitoba Building Trades


Dana is a highly qualified safety and training specialist with over 15 years of experience in Occupational Health and Safety consulting, administration and training management.  She came from the Transportation industry as a safety administrator with 9 years of experience in Federal and road safety compliance, moved into a role as an occupational health and safety consultant and trainer with Safety Services Manitoba for nearly 8 years where she worked with many different companies in multiple different industries, and achieved many different designations within her field.  Dana is passionate about safety and is dedicated to ensuring every worker goes home safely at the end of each day. 

She currently holds professional designations as an HSP – Health and Safety Professional, CHESS – Certified Health Ergonomic Safety Specialist, LIAT – Licensed Industrial Audiometric Technician within the Province, NCSO – National Construction Safety Officer, CRSP – Canadian Registered Safety Professional, and CHSC – Certified Health and Safety Consultant.  She has professional affiliations with the BCRSP Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals and the CSSE Canadian Society of Safety Engineering.  Dana is the current Manitoba Chapter Chair of the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, and has brought her expertise to many different committees on a volunteer basis within her field of practice, and actively mentors. In 2020 Dana joined Manitoba Building Trades as the Manager of Safety, Training and Workforce Development.

Betty Lou Doerksen

Operating Engineers Training Institute of Manitoba Inc.

Betty Lou Doerksen is the Executive Director of the Operating Engineers Training Institute of Manitoba (O.E.T.I.M.).  Her work involves all aspects of running a Private Vocational School specifically for those working in construction or wanting to get into the construction trades.

Mobile, Boom Truck and Tower crane apprenticeship training as well as Heavy Equipment Operator.  She is committed to promoting the trades, providing quality customized training, safety courses and assisting clients with supports and resources to help them be successful.  Her work allows her to work with various diverse groups, local and northern colleges, First Nation communities and the Provincial/Federal governments.  

Peter Paulic

Brandt Tractor Ltd.

Peter Paulic, Branch Manager of Brandt Tractor Ltd.


I am very pleased to advise that on June 24, the MHCA Board of Directors unanimously moved to nominate  Peter Paulic, Branch Manager, Brandt Tractor, as MHCA’s nominee to serve on the Board of Directors of the Manitoba Construction Sector Council, succeeding Gord Lee of Nelson river Construction who is retiring from those responsibilities after many years of exemplary service.


By way of a very brief background, Peter has a degree in mechanical engineering technology degree from RRCC. His extensive work experience in the heavy construction industry includes but is not limited to:

  • His first exposure was 17 years with Smook Brothers (Thompson) Ltd. with experience in equipment operation, surveying, estimating, road supervisor, safety leader, operations manager;

  • After Smook Brothers was sold, Peter served for 8 years under Smook Contractors Ltd. as its Vice President responsible for all aspects of the business operation for the company in Thompson, including estimating, budgets, personnel, and capital purchases;

  • Since 2016 a family decision to move to southern Manitoba opened an opportunity to serve as the Branch Manager for Brandt Tractor Ltd. in Winnipeg Manitoba where he is responsible for all of Manitoba territory includes stores in Winnipeg, Brandon and Swan River.

Over the years Peter has been involved with many committees and volunteer positions including but not limited to: Winter cold weather testing committee (city of Thompson) 6 years and Public works committee community delegate (city of Thompson) 5 years.

Peter is a very well respected and engaged member of the MHCA Board of Directors which spans a period of 10 years. He has taken very active interest in all MHCA activities including the education and training programs offered by the MHCA, its WORKSAFELY Program and the MHCA vocational institution. He is also currently serving as chair of the MHCA WORKSAFELY Committee.

We are absolutely confident that Peter Paulic will make lasting contributions to the important work of the MCSC for the construction industries in Manitoba, which the MHCA unequivocally supports.

Collen Munro

Hugh Munro Construction (Chair of the Board)

Colleen Munro is sole owner and President of The Munro Group. 

This umbrella includes the following businesses:

Hugh Munro Construction (HMCL)
Lilyfield Quarry Inc.
Fort Whyte Lowbedding
ClearSecure Distributors (the creators of RockGlass)

HMCL is a heavy civil construction company.  Colleen has worked in the family business since 1977.  She was named Secretary/Treasurer in 1982 and became President in 2008. 

Colleen has developed many partnerships with Indigenous peoples and has signed partnership agreements with a multitude of communities.
She brings her expertise and knowledge of the industry to these groups providing education and training with a drive to help them become sustainable. 


While the heavy construction industry is cyclical in its nature, Colleen employs between 80 and 200 of people annually, covering all parts of the Province and locations outside of Manitoba as well. 


Clubs and Associations:

Colleen’s expertise and desire to create a safe, vibrant, and full-time employed industry is noted in her volunteer organizational work, including;

  • Chairperson of Manitoba Construction Sector Council (MCSC)
  • Chairperson of the Manitoba Heavy Construction Assoc. (1996-1998)
  • Chairperson of the Western Canadian Roadbuilders Association (1998-2020)
  • First, and only, woman to ever hold the position of Chairperson of both the above organizations
  • Member of the Canadian Construction Association
  • Past member of the Canadian Council of Aboriginal Business
  • Member of Apprenticeship Manitoba
  • Member of the Minister’s Advisory Council on Workforce Development
  • Member of Manitoba Public Insurance Corporation

Awards, Decorations and Service Medals:

  • Nominated for Women of Distinction Award
  • Nominated for Entrepreneur of the Year Award
  • Nominated for the E and Y Entrepreneur of the Year (2009)
  • Numerous awards from Manitoba Infrastructure road building projects
  • Appointed an “Honorary Lieutenant Colonel” of the 38th Combat Engineering Division.

Darryl Harrison

Winnipeg Construction Association

Coming soon!

Teri Urban

Parkwest Project Ltd.

Coming soon!

Joan Harris-Warren

First People Development Inc.

Coming soon!

Chris Lorenc

MHCA President

Christopher (Chris) W. Lorenc, BA, LL.B.

MHCA President


A lawyer by background, Chris Lorenc has been President of the Manitoba Heavy Construction Association (MHCA) since 1991 and President of the Western Canada Roadbuilders & Heavy Construction Association since 1995.


Mr. Lorenc served on Winnipeg City Council from 1983 until his retirement from public office in 1992.


Mr. Lorenc has served as a member since 2000 of the Manitoba Employers Council; a founding member (2009) and past Chair (2016-2018) of the CentrePort Canada Board of Directors; founding Chair (since 2004) of the SAFE Roads Committee; member (since 2014) of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers Board of Directors and member of its Governance & Nominations Committee.


Since 1991, Mr. Lorenc has been active with the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) and serves on several of its standing committees including the Civil Infrastructure Council. He has been a leading advocate championing the links between strategic investment in infrastructure and economic growth. His contributions at the national level were acknowledged with a public recognition presented to him by the CCA, the first time a Chief Operating Officer has been so recognized.


In 2011, Mr. Lorenc chaired the Infrastructure Funding Council Report for then Mayor Sam Katz and the Association of Manitoba Municipalities. It identified sustainable infrastructure funding models for municipalities. The report continues to influence and shape infrastructure funding policy discussion.


The Mayor’s Trade Council report he chaired (2007-08) for Mayor Katz is often cited as the genesis of CentrePort Canada. For this work, he was awarded in June 2009 the ‘Manitoba Service Excellence Partnership Award’ by the Government of Manitoba.


He was founding member of the Manitoba Construction Sector Council (2001-2008); served as Chair of the CentrePort Canada Board of Directors (2016-2018); Winnipeg Football Club Corporate Secretary and member of its Executive Committee (2016-2018); employer representative on the Manitoba Labour Board (2008-2018); employer representative on the WCB Act Legislative Review Committees in 2005 and again in 2017; employer representative on the WCB Board of Directors (2016-2018) and chair of its Prevention Committee (2017-2018); he chaired the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region Master Transportation Plan Implementation Task Force in 2015 resulting in a report Transportation Driving Growth (2016); in 2014 he initiated and was named chair of the CCA Aboriginal Engagement Best Practices Task Force, whose report Indigenous Engagement Guide is the first best-practices guide of its kind designed to assist the Canadian construction industry to meaningfully engage with Canada’s Indigenous communities.


Mr. Lorenc has served on several civic and provincial policy task forces. He is often invited to speak to a variety of forums and to comment in media on broad public policy topics.


Mr. Lorenc has been married to Maria since 1981; they have three sons Marek, Gregory and Michael. Mr. Lorenc enjoys reading, boating and spending time at the family cottage at Winnipeg Beach.

  • Lanny McInnes –  Manitoba Home Builders Association (Vice Chair)
  • Andrew Reimer – All-Fab Building Components Inc.
  • Janet Milne – Milne Homes
  • Sudhir Sandhu – Manitoba Building Trades
  • Dana Johnson – Manitoba Building Trades
  • Betty Lou Doerksen – Operating Engineers Training Institute of Manitoba Inc.
  • Don Hurst – Manitoba Heavy Construction Association (Secretary Treasurer)
  • Peter Paulic – Brandt Tractor Ltd.
  • Colleen Munro – Hugh Munro Construction ( Chair of the Board)
  • Darryl Harrison – Winnipeg Construction Association
  • Teri Urban – Parkwest Project Ltd.
  • Dan Bickerton –  Penn-Co
  • Joan Harris-Warren –  First People Development Inc.


Board Executives

Chair: Colleen Munro, Hugh Munro Construction Ltd. (Centre)

Acting Vice Chair: Lanny McInnes, Manitoba Home Builders’ Association ( 6th on the Left)

Secretary Treasurer: Chris Taran, IBEW Local 2085 (2nd on the Left)

Board Members (Left to Right)

Dan Bickerton (Penn-Co), Janet Milne (Milne Homes), Andrew Reimer (All-Fab Building Components Inc.), Carol Paul (MCSC), Gord Lee (Nelson River Construction), Joan Harris-Warren (First People Development Inc.), Sudhir Sandhu (Manitoba Building Trades), Chris Lorenc (Manitoba Heavy Construction Association)


 Betty Lou Doerksen (OETIM), Peter Grose (Westland Construction), Don Hurst (MHCA), Ron Hambley (Winnipeg Construction Association)


Board Executives

Chair: Colleen Munro, Hugh Munro Construction (2nd on Left, front row)

Secretary Treasurer: Chris Taran, IBEW Local 2085 (Far Right, back row)

Board Members (Left to Right)

Back Row:

Andrew Reimer (All-Fab Building Components), Dan Bickerton (Penn-Co)

Front Row:

Janet Milne (Milne Homes), Carol Paul (MCSC), Betty Lou Doerksen (OETIM)


Lanny McInnes (Manitoba Home Builders’ Association), Steve Ducharme (Plumbers & Pipefitters Local Union 254), Don Hurst (Manitoba Heavy Construction Association), Gord Lee (Nelson River Construction), Peter Grose (Westland Construction Ltd.), Christopher Henry


Board Executives

Chair: Colleen Munro, Hugh Munro Construction Ltd. (Centre)

Acting Vice Chair: Andy Dutfield, Lafarge (Absent)

Secretary Treasurer: Chris Taran, IBEW Local 2085 (Far Left)

Board Members (Left to Right)

Janet Milne (Milne Homes), Betty Lou Doerksen (OETIM), Carol Paul (MCSC), Andrew Reimer (All-Fab Building Components), Peter Grose (Westland Construction), Don Hurst (MHCA)


Gord Lee, Former MCSC Board Chair (Nelson River Construction), Ron Hambley (WCA), Steve Ducharme (Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 254)


Board Executives

Chair: Gord Lee, Nelson River Construction (2nd on Left)

Acting Vice Chair: Andy Dutfield, Lafarge (Absent)

Secretary Treasurer: Peter Grose, WCA (6th on Right)

Board Members (Left to Right)

Mike More (MHBA), Marc LaFond (OETIM), Sudhir Sandhu (MBT), Karen Roe (CARM)


Natasha Farren (Flynn Companies), Carla Milne (MNP), Arin Comack (Ventura Custom Homes), Jason Arlt (Arlt Homes), Andrew Reimer (All-Fab Building Components), Chris Taran (IBEW), Chris Lorenc (MHCA), Colleen Munro (Hugh Munro Construction), Ron Hambley (WCA)


Board Executives

Chair: Gord Lee, Nelson River Construction (Seated Centre)

Acting Vice Chair: Andy Dutfield, Lafarge (Seated Left)

Secretary Treasurer: Darren McCullen, Flynn Roofing (Seated Right)

Board Members (Left to Right)

Jake Dethmers, Karen Roe (CARM), Chris Lorenc (MHCA)


Sudhir Sandhu (MB Building Trades), Ron Hambley (WCA)