Canadian Bison Association Announces New Executive Team
Canadian Bison Association Announces New Executive for 2024 REGINA, DECEMBER 8, 2023 – The Canadian Bison Association (CBA) is pleased to announce the newly elected executive team for the year 2024. The Board of Directors, comprised of dedicated bison producers from across the country, is set to lead the organization in its mission to promote and advance the bison industry in Canada.
The newly elected executive team is as follows:
President: Brian Arnold, ON
Vice-President: Robert Johnson, SK
Zone 1 (West) Director: Yvonne Mills, AB
Zone 2 (East) Director: Mary-Jo Gibson, PQ
According to newly elected President, Brian Arnold, “There is no question about the passion all of our members have towards our craft. Raising bison is a uniquely special and important part of agriculture across Canada and the United States, and as we know, so many sectors of the agriculture industry rely on connecting us and the story we carry. I look forward to the coming year and the direction our board is headed. Our strength comes from our membership and fostering the vision of our collaborations. I look forward to growing and learning with our team, and I am excited to see where this year takes us.”
The complete Board of Directors for 2024 includes:
Regional Association Directors:
Bison Producers of Alberta Justin Dorey
Bison Producers of Alberta Steven Lunty
Bison Producers of Alberta Yvonne Mills
British Columbia Bison Association Danica Vere
British Columbia Bison Association Sharif Fahmy
Manitoba Bison Association Darren Atkinson
Manitoba Bison Association Robert Johnson
National Bison Association Moritz Espy
Ontario Bison Association Brian Arnold
Ontario Bison Association Charles Belanger
Saskatchewan Bison Association Avery Shepherd
Saskatchewan Bison Association Keegan Kitzul
Saskatchewan Bison Association Merek Wigness
Union québécoise du bison Gervais Bisson
Union québécoise du bison Mary-Jo Gibson
The diverse composition of the Board reflects the CBA's commitment to representing various regions and perspectives within the bison industry. The elected members bring a wealth of experience and expertise, ensuring the CBA continues to thrive and meet the needs of its members.
"We are excited to welcome our new executive team and Board of Directors for 2024," said Carl Flis, Executive Director of the Canadian Bison Association. "Their leadership and dedication will undoubtedly contribute to the growth and success of the bison industry in Canada. We look forward to their valuable contributions in advancing the goals of the CBA."
The CBA Board of Directors would also like to acknowledge the many contributions to the bison industry of Les Kroeger, Past President and thank him for his past four years of service in the role of President.
For more information about the Canadian Bison Association and its initiatives, please visit canadianbison.ca.
About the Canadian Bison Association:
The Canadian Bison Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion, development,
and sustainability of the bison industry in Canada. The association works collaboratively with bison
producers, industry partners, and government agencies to advance the interests of the bison sector and
ensure its long-term success.