Business Development Lead
James W. Burns Executive Education Centre
2nd Floor, 177 Lombard Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0W5
I joined the Asper Executive Education in September 2021 as the Business Development Lead. In this role I have the opportunity to promote and encourage enrolment on a variety of programs to Business Leaders, Executives, Managers and Senior Managers on a variety of business-related topics. In addition, I work with organizations to customize programs to solve specific needs and create solutions.
During my previous career as a Director of Sales, I have gained over 30 years sales experience in the retail and hospitality industry. My primary area of experience was in the hospitality industry where I generated over $100 Million in revenue with my previous employer Canad Inns. I have gained valuable experience working with organizations, governments, unions and not for profit clients. My strengths in sales have been through providing an excellent customer experience and developing strong client/business partnerships. During my tenure in the hospitality industry, I was an active member of Tourism Winnipeg’s Team Winnipeg, as well as the Membership Director for the Canadian Society of Association Executives (MB Office). In addition, I volunteered on the committee for the Rady JCC Ken Kronson Sports Dinner.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time golfing and travelling with my wife of 29 years and twin boys.
As a graduate of the Asper School of Business I am proud to be able to utilize the skills I learned and developed and apply them in today’s ever changing business climate.