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]

The JDC West Board of Directors is currently recruiting new directors for the 2021-2024 term!  We are looking to add three new Directors that have a passion for JDC West, a strong vision for the future, and the determination to make a lasting impact on the competition that we all hold close to our hearts.

To be considered, applicants must be an alumna/alumnus from the JDC West program and have at least one year of full-time employment after graduating.  Some additional details include:

  • Director terms are three years;
  • We are currently seeking two individuals to join the Competitions Committee and one individual to join the legal & finance committee;
  • All members are required to attend bi-annual retreats and monthly two-hour board calls;
  • Members will be required to put in additional time each month to work on special projects that will progress the organization;

To apply, please visit fill out our online application.

Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. CST on March 7, 2021.

If you have any questions or require more information, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Board of Directors at [email protected].


Gordon Chandler

Chair of the Board

Current Employer: EMILI Canada
Job Title: Manager, Accounting & Human Resources
Alma Mater: University of Manitoba

Niloufar Keshmiri

Chair, Finance & Legal Committee

Current Employer: Starbucks Canada
Job Title: Brand Manager
Alma Mater: University of British Columbia

Jordan Binotto

Chair, Stakeholder Committee

Current Employer: My Lane Home
Job Title: Director of Operations
Alma Mater: Simon Fraser University

Tanner Assie

Chair, Competitions Committee

Current Employer: Nutrien
Job Title: Solutions Analyst, IT – Transportation, Distribution & Logistics
Alma Mater: University of Saskatchewan

Ashton Wiebe

Stakeholder Committee

Current Employer: DLA Piper (Canada) LLP
Job Title: Associate, Securities & Capital Markets
Alma Mater: University of Regina

Katie Turner

Competitions Committee

Current Employer: Deloitte
Job Title: Marketing Coordinator
Alma Mater: University of Alberta

Rajesh Soni

Finance & Legal Committee

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