The JDC West Business Competition is a registered not-for-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors comprised of JDC West alumni. The Board’s main roles are to oversee the long-term strategy, risk mitigation, relationship management, and high-level financial health of the competition to ensure its long-term sustainability.

To contact the Board, please e-mail [email protected]

Jonathan Purdon

Chair of the Board

Current Employer: ATB Financial
Job Title: Senior Business Analyst
Alma Mater: University of Alberta

Ashton Wiebe

Chair, Competition Committee

Current Employer: Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Job Title: Associate, Securities
Alma Mater: University of Regina

Rajesh Soni

Stakeholder Committee

Current Employer: Soni & Company
Job Title: Lawyer
Alma Mater: Simon Fraser University

Kelsey Lalonde

Chair, Stakeholder Committee

Current Employer: Lifesaving Society AB/NWT
Job Title: Public Education Coordinator
Alma Mater: University of Alberta

Paul Hildebrandt

Chair, Finance & Legal Committee

Current Employer: Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
Job Title: Articling Student
Alma Mater: University of Saskatchewan

Stephanie Kalo

Finance & Legal Committee

Current Employer: KPMG Winnipeg
Job Title: Staff Accountant
Alma Mater: University of Manitoba

Katharyn Burczynski

Finance & Legal Committee

Current Employer: Myers LLP
Job Title: Lawyer
Alma Mater: University of Manitoba

Naina Grewal

Stakeholder Committee

Current Employer: The Shelf
Job Title: Strategy Manager
Alma Mater: Simon Fraser University

Cole Amantea

Competitions Committee

Current Employer: Black Diamond Group
Job Title: Corporate Development Analyst
Alma Mater: University of Calgary

Nicole Pyne

Competitions Committee

Current Employer: Seequent
Job Title: Talent Acquisition
Alma Mater: University of Regina