Ag-West Bio welcomes Erin Armstrong, Drew Britz, Shannon Hood-Niefer and Chris Masich to its Board of Directors as new members

– CANADA, Saskatoon –  Ag-West Bio Inc. welcomes four new members to its board of directors, with the appointments of Erin Armstrong (Barley Council of Canada), Drew Britz (Saskatoon Airport Authority (retired)), Shannon Hood-Niefer (Saskatchewan Food Industry Development Centre), and Chris Masich (McKercher LLP) at the June 2020 annual meeting.

Directors are drawn from research and industry and chosen for their individual expertise and experience. The Ag-West Bio board is dedicated to advancing the bioeconomy and works diligently to develop a strategy to ensure the organization is the best vehicle for growing bio business in Saskatchewan.

Ag-West Bio President and CEO Karen Churchill says each board member brings a unique skill set to the boardroom table. “I am so pleased to have these four high-achieving and conscientious individuals join our organization, and I look forward to working with each of them. I also want to thank the out-going directors who recently completed their terms: Laurie Dmytryshyn, Kendra Mueller and Tim Herrod. Each contributed greatly to the strategic direction and oversight of the organization.”

About Ag-West Bio

Ag-West Bio is Saskatchewan’s bioscience industry association. The company works as a catalyst for developing partnerships and industry growth in the bio-economy through investments, aiding strategic alliances, and providing business planning support, regulatory advice and communications. Funding for Ag-West Bio is provided by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Canadian Agricultural Partnership program.

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