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SWOT Hires New ED!
July 22, 2014

Peter  We are pleased to announce that Peter Reimer has joined the SWOT Team as our new Executive Director, succeeding Allan Beach who has been in the role since 2011.

Peter was born and raised in southern Manitoba and graduated from the University of Winnipeg with a degree in Political Science in 1994. Most recently, he worked for the Province of Manitoba as a Strategic Planning Leader for the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development (MAFRD). He was responsible for strategic planning leadership in the areas of agriculture, rural development, alternative energy and food. As the Department’s Business Continuity and Emergency Manager he played a key role in coordinating the Department’s response to flooding and other recent events. He has been with the Province since 2001 when he started as a Project Manager with the Community and Economic Development Committee of Cabinet (CEDC). While at CEDC, he was responsible for rural, energy, and economic development projects. Prior to government, he has worked as a constituency assistant, human resources manager, and instructing at Red River College. Peter also has worked part-time as a consultant in the areas of board governance training, business development, and strategic planning. Peter has over twenty five years of volunteer experience with community organizations in Winnipeg, including (past) President of the Gas Station Arts Centre, Board Member of Local Investment Towards Employment (LITE), Speech and Hearing Clinic, Winnipeg Squash and Racquet Club and Red River College Board of Govenors. In October 2012 he volunteered as an election observer for the Canadem Bilateral Mission, Ukraine National Election and just received recognition for 20 years as a Winnipeg Folk Festival volunteer.

Peter can be reached at peter@workersoftomorrow.com

We want to thank Allan for his tireless dedication to reducing youth workplace injury and fatality rates, which resulted in an unprecedented expansion of SWOT’s young worker health & safety programming. Best of luck in your new work!