– Board ChairSince November 21, 2019, Derrick has been a member of the Board of Directors of... View BIO
Since November 21, 2019, Derrick has been a member of the Board of Directors of TCOC. Derrick Thue is a seasoned C-suite executive highly experienced within strategic leadership, finance, corporate governance, and policy development. Driven and innovative with proven ability to exercise excellent judgement when presented with decisions and challenging situations.
Extensive experience creating vision and strategy at the organizational level. Able to effectively oversee management of a company by leveraging deep understanding of all financial matters.
Championed an engaged and effective company culture and developed strong working relationships with diverse groups. Experience with successfully facilitating diplomatic resolution of difficult issues through superior communication and negotiation skills. Natural strengths include strategic oversight, coaching, performance, thinking conceptually and successfully leading organizations through extremely challenging situations. Passionate commitment to consistently demonstrate character and integrity.
– SecretarySince August 2018, Michael has been a member of the Board of Directors of TCOC.... View BIO
Since August 2018, Michael has been a member of the Board of Directors of TCOC. Michael Litzenberger grew up in Neudorf, SK. He completed his post-secondary education at SIAST, specializing in Business – Accountancy. After a brief stint in the private sector, Michael took a position in the Audit Branch of the ministry of Finance. Michael progressed through the Audit Branch over the past 14 years and currently holds a supervisor position.
Michael is a husband and father of two – a six-year-old son and a three-year-old daughter. In 2011, Michael and his family moved out of Regina to the small community of Indian Head to accommodate Michael’s wife’s employment at the Prairie Valley School Division. Michael has recently began coaching the Indian Head Chief’s initiation hockey team. Some of his hobbies include fishing, camping, and travelling.
Melanie McKay works within SaskPower as an Indigenous Relations Consultant in Corporate & Regulatory Affairs. She is also a full-time student within the Faculty of Education, University of Regina, Graduate Studies to obtain an Educational Psychology Master’s Degree in summer 2023.
She has worked within the Government of Saskatchewan, primarily with the Ministry of Education. Her work includes involvement in supporting First Nations and Métis initiatives, programs, policies and partnerships between school divisions and First Nation schools and organizations along with Indigenous students, families, Elders and communities across Saskatchewan. Her portfolios have focused mainly on Indigenous education, engagement, and consultation.
Melanie has worked in Communications capacities.
She holds an Indigenous Communication Arts Diploma from the First Nations University of Canada and a Bachelor of Education Degree from the Saskatchewan Urban Native Teacher Education Program (SUNTEP) in Regina. She taught and worked with non-profit organizations for several years.
Her work has been dedicated to supporting diverse and Indigenous children, youth and families’ health and growth.
Since November 2018, Jennifer has been a member of the Board of Directors of TCOC. Jennifer Skuse graduated from SAIT in 2016 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and became a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA) in 2020. She works for the Ministry of Finance as a senior audit specialist. Jennifer is passionate about getting involved in her community – she volunteered with the Canada Volunteer Income Tax Program helping prepare and audit tax returns for people throughout Calgary. She was also a member of the SAIT Student Accounting Association where she would conduct in class presentations to students to promote and recruit the Association, as well as volunteer at local shelters preparing meals.
Prior to college, Jennifer spent a few years working and travelling throughout Australia, Europe, and the UK. During that time, she met her wife who is from England, and together they have a three year old daughter and a six month old son. In her spare time she loves to read and spend time with her family.
Since May 1, 2020, Michelle has been a member of the Board of Directors of TCOC. Michelle Amyotte-Kupusa is a First Nations woman from the Peepeekisis First Nation. Michelle was born in Edmonton and subsequently moved to Quebec. French is her first language since she lived in Quebec until she was 12 years old. She then moved to Regina which has been her home ever since.
Michelle holds her Certificate in Human Resources from SaskPolytechnic and she is close to completing her Masters in Human Resource Management at the Kenneth Levene Graduate School of Business, University of Regina.
Michelle began her career with the Saskatchewan Government and worked in a variety of administrative and management level positions over 25 years with her most recent positions working in the field of Human Resources. She has been recognized for her advocacy, passion, and commitment with respect to diversity. And, she has been instrumental in establishing diversity strategies and leading Crown Corporations to receive awards and recognition for their accomplishments in this regard.
After completing 25 years in the public service Michelle decided to go back to post-secondary to achieve her master’s in human resource management. At about the same time, she was offered a position with File Hills Qu’Appelle Development (FHQ Dev) where she is currently the Director of Human Resources and continues to attend university classes at the same time.
Michelle is a Board member for the Cornwall Alternative School and the Rainbow Youth Centre. She has also been involved with the Ken Goff Memorial boxing club for over 20 years. Michelle has been married for many years to her partner, Tony, who is a Regina City Police Officer. She has one child– a daughter – and one granddaughter who just turned two (and they are hoping for more grandbabies in the future)!
When Michelle is not busy with work, university, homework, being a Board member, grand parenting, and volunteering, she enjoys making crafts and doing puzzles but, most of all, she likes spending time hanging with her family, friends and two dogs.
Since November 21, 2019, Larry has been a member of the Board of Directors of TCOC. Larry Hiles has a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, supplemented by a Fellowship from the Institute of Canadian Bankers (FICB), his Certified Director(C. Dir.) status as a graduate of the Directors College, and his CMC designation (Certified Management Consultant). Larry’s career has given him executive experience in agricultural and commercial banking, manufacturing, economic development, tourism and non-profit organizations. Larry has also been very active in board governance, having chaired organizations such as Information Services Corporation of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce, Saskatchewan Economic Development Association, Regina Palliative Care Inc., and Springboard West Innovations Inc.
Currently, Larry is a Chair for TEC Canadian Regina providing executive coaching to CEO’s and business owners and is an Associate with Praxis Consulting; and from 2015-2019 was also the Manager of the Centre for Management Development (CMD) in the Faculty of Business, University of Regina. Before joining TEC Canada, Praxis, and the CMD, Larry was President & CEO of Regina Regional Opportunities Commission, and prior to that Regina Regional Economic Development Authority. Larry was also CFO for Doepker Industries, and worked for CIBC for 25 years, concluding his career there as the bank’s senior representative in Saskatchewan and with responsibility for commercial banking.
Larry’s experiences have given him a deep understanding of how business and the economy works. He is known for his ability to provide strategic insight into business issues and provide leadership in strategy development, risk management, governance, communications, financial structuring and management, and organizational design, all of which have positioned him well for his current roles as a consultant and coach. Larry currently is a member of the Boards of FHQ Developments, the Institute of Certified Management Consultants of Saskatchewan (Chair),and Thomas’s Circle of Care.