James Wilson ICD.D
Vice President Corporate Development,
Arctic Gateway Group

Opaskwayak Cree Nation, MB

Jamie is a visionary executive who is passionate about impacting and affecting positive change in the areas of economic growth and community development, as a pathway to a strong and prosperous future for Manitoba. With a background as a Deputy Minister, educator, an elite military Ranger and as Manitoba’s Treaty Commissioner, Jamie is uniquely positioned to work with an innovative organization looking to tap into our province’s hidden potential. Jamie’s greatest leadership strengths are as a facilitator and relationship builder where his calm and thoughtful demeanor enables him to navigate complex situations and often highly charged situations, to positive, successful and measurable outcomes.

Professional Experience

VP Corporate Development, Arctic Gateway Group, 2018-
Deputy Minister, Education and Training Govt of MB, 2017-18
Deputy Minister, Growth, Enterprise and Trade, Govt of MB 2016-17
Treaty Commissioner for Manitoba, 2010-16
Director of Education Opaskwayak Education Authority, 2006 – 2010
INFANTRY OFFICER 23A Canadian Armed Forces Reserve 1997 – 2005
INFANTRYMAN 2d Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, US ARMY 1994 – 1996

Leadership and Volunteer Experience

Chair, Community Economic Development Fund
Co-Chair, Federal Provincial Territorial (FPT) Canadian Energy Strategy
Co-Chair, FPT Immigration
Co-Chair, FPT Mining and Energy Chair, Manitoba Apprenticeship and Certification Board
CEO, Healthy Child Manitoba
Chair, Manitoba Development Corporation
Chair, Deputy Ministers Committee on Economic Development
Member, University of Winnipeg Indigenous Advisory Circle
Member, Mayor’s Indigenous Advisory Circle, City of Winnipeg
Member, Winnipeg Football Club, Board of Directors
Member, United Way Capital Campaign, Board of Directors
‘Skapaos’ (Helper) at sweat lodges, sun-dances and other Cree and Plains Cree ceremonies.

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