Board of Directors:
The PRED Board is comprised of seven Directors, three Councillors representing the City, three Councillors representing the Rural Municipality, and one member at large.
Preston Meier, Board Chair, City of Portage
Garth Asham, Vice-Chair, R.M. of Portage
Brent Budz, City of Portage
Kam Blight, R.M. of Portage
Peggy May, Member at large
Melissa Draycott, City of Portage
Dale Wood, R.M. of Portage
Executive Director – Eve O’ Leary
Eve O’ Leary joined the PRED team as Executive Director in December 2019. With over 14 years of business experience working at large international companies and Municipalities.
Eve is an accomplished Economic Development Professional that brings a wealth of Economic Development experience and business management knowledge to the organization.
Economic Development Coordinator – Kellie Verwey
Kellie Verwey joined the PRED team as Economic Development Coordinator in April of 2021 after returning to Portage from spending her university years in Winnipeg.
As an Asper School of Business graduate, Kellie brings an abundance of knowledge and experience in Marketing to our organization.