Welcome to the
Manitoba Chapter

About RMA

Founded in 1914, The Risk Management Association (RMA) is a not-for-profit, member-driven professional association whose sole purpose is to advance the use of sound risk principles in the financial services industry. RMA promotes an enterprise approach to risk management that focuses on credit risk, market risk, and operational risk.

Headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, RMA has 1,600 institutional members that include banks of all sizes as well as nonbank financial institutions. They are represented in the Association by 31,000 individuals located throughout North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia/Pacific.

Interested in getting involved with RMA and this Chapter? Go to www.rmahq.org/membership to find out how.

About the Chapter

The Manitoba Chapter, like all RMA chapters, is organized and run by volunteer members. We strongly encourage current or prospective members to become involved in shaping the future direction of the chapter by contacting any of the current officers or committee chairs. We would also be happy to discuss the many benefits that can be derived from membership in RMA.

RMA Board Members

President                                             Allison Pell
1st Vice President &                           Michelle Lepp

        Financial Oversight Chair

Past President                                     Nathalie Davy
Treasurer                                             Rielle Chwartacki
Secretary                                             Walter Adjogbor
Membership Chair                              Erica Ong
Programs Chair                                   Dan Carevic
Young Professional Chair                   Jens Giesbrecht
Women in Finance Char                     Katrina Johnson
Communication Chair                        Julie Ediger
Education Chair(s)                              Lina Castellano

                                                            Charles Gonzales

Sponsorship Chair                              Whitney Boiteau

General Board Members

Joe Healey

Patrick Keating
Todd Lawrence

RMA Announcements

Join us for the RMA 2023 Internal Audit Conference

Fort Lauderdale | November 5-8, 2023

RMA's Internal Audit Conference brings the financial services community together for unparalleled education and networking! As the industry continues to advance through rapidly changing technology and digitalization; the recent liquidity crisis has altered the stability of a number of organizations and impacted the industry as a whole. The changing industry makes it more imperative for Internal Audit to elevate its critical role and strategy, including promoting resiliency and adaptability within their organizations as they help their institutions to strategically navigate the industry ever-changing risks and challenges.


Please visit out sponsors' websites by clicking on the logos, below




Chapter Events

Save the Dates - Future Breakfast Event Dates:

  • Tuesday September 26th
  • Tuesday October 24th
  • Tuesday November 28th
  • Tuesday February 13th
  • Tuesday March 19th
  • Tuesday April 16th


RMA Manitoba invites you to join us at our RMA-YP Young Professionals in-person networking event on October 12th from 4:30 - 7:00 pm at LOCAL Public Eatery Garry Street.

This event caters to professionals with ALL LEVELS OF EXPERIENCE (bankers, accountants, lawyers, appraisers, and those dealing directly with commercial business clients).

Registration is limited, so please register today. 

Our generous sponsor for this event is Postma Consulting.

 Event Details: 

  • Date: October 12th
  • Time: 4:30 – 7:00 PM CST 
  • Location: LOCAL Public Eatery Garry Street. (274 Garry St, Winnipeg, MB R3C 1H3)
  • Food: Appetizers will be provided along with 1 drink ticket per guest. Cash bar will also be available.
  • Cost: FREE, but attendees must register through Eventbrite.
  • Sponsor: Postma Consulting


Please register by October 10th via our Eventbrite link: Registration Link

 If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to Jens Giesbrecht (jens.giesbrecht@roynat.com) or Rielle Chwartacki (rielle.chwartacki@cibc.com)

 Note:  This invite was sent out in advance to RMA Members allowing first priority on registration. For information on membership please visit Membership Information or speak to an RMA Manitoba Board Member.

We look forward to seeing you there!


We are pleased to welcome you back to the 2023-2024 season of the RMA Manitoba Chapter.  We are launching our season with a highly anticipated and insightful discussion - the Real Estate Update on September 26th at 730 AM.

Presented by Colliers International, you will gain a high-level overview of market activity for various asset types for Winnipeg and Surrounding areas.  You will also have the opportunity to ask your questions to the panel of experts in the Q & A session.

Space is limited to 100 guests, register today: Real Estate update ticket link

Event details are as follows:

  • Topic: Commercial Real Estate Market Update
  • Presenters: Colliers International (see bios below)
  • Date and Time: September 26, 2023 - breakfast 7:30 am CST; presentation 8 am CST
  • Duration: 45 minutes, with a 15-minute Q and A session to follow
  • Location: Winnipeg Winter Club (200 River Avenue, Winnipeg, MB)
  • Cost: $20 for Members; $30 for Non-Members
    • Members are registered RMA Associates, including employees of Institutional Members that have signed up for Associate Membership, Professional Members, Students and Academic Professional Members, and Government Agency Employee Members
    • Non-members would include any guests that do not have an RMA Membership

Sponsor:    Appraisal Institute of Canada (Manitoba)


Dan Chubey is the Managing Director, Winnipeg brokerage responsible for leading the sales advisor team as well as oversees operations, recruitment and strategic business development. Dan played an active role integrating the Colliers Winnipeg office with Colliers International and his focus is on leveraging our strong systems and technology to build for future growth.

Dan joined Colliers International in September 2018 after a 15-year career with global brewing leader ABI where his previous roles saw him as a Director with leadership responsibility for the commercial business units of British Columbia, Ontario, and Manitoba. His focus was on the development of high performing, engaged teams that grew market share while also prioritizing key financial metrics including top line and EBITDA growth.

Tom Derrett joined Colliers in June 2008 after spending 10 years in several Sales and Marketing roles with Labatt Breweries. Tom’s experience with this global company allowed him to work in multiple markets across Canada gaining an extensive knowledge of the consultative selling process. Tom looks forward to creating value with his clients by meeting their immediate and future real estate needs.

Since joining Colliers, Tom has worked exclusively in the industrial market where he specializes in the sales and the leasing of user and investment properties along with the sale of land.  Servicing both local and global clients, Tom and his industrial team have completed over 17 million square feet in transactions along with over 575 acres in land sales over the past 14 years.

Sean Kliewer entered the real estate brokerage industry in 2011 after completing a B.A. (Hons.) at the University of Toronto.  Since joining Colliers International, Sean has completed office transactions totaling over 1 million square feet.   He has also been a panelist at Winnipeg Real Estate Forum and a repeat columnist in BOMA’s annual building directory.

Building off his academic background and collegiate athletics, his hard work and dedication have driven Sean to be a successful leader in the commercial real estate industry.  Over the past several years, Sean has built a strong reputation for providing his clients with the highest level of service. Using his knowledge of the Winnipeg office market combined with creative, business-driven real estate strategies, Sean has been able to assist clients on a wide variety of real estate needs both locally and nationally. Sean prides himself on a professional approach, client satisfaction and developing long term relationships.

Sean is also committed to the enhancement of the local real estate market as a member of the WinnipegREALTORS® Commercial Division and has been active in the community as a volunteer coach in the Manitoba Major Junior Hockey League from 2012 to 2016.

Melissa Duff, as a member of the Retail Team in the Winnipeg office, Melissa works as a Licensed Retail Specialist. She is responsible for transaction management, development of marketing materials and managing the team’s property listings.

With an extensive background in the hospitality industry, she is quick to connect with clients and eager to build professional relationships.

Matt Odger is an advisor specializing in development and the sale of income-producing industrial, retail, office, and multifamily assets. He joined brokerage 2017 in both a sales and leasing capacity and has previous experience in property management.

Matt has strong connections throughout the Winnipeg market, with clients ranging from sole proprietorships to REITs and institutional investors. He stays current on property availabilities, market research, investment fundamentals, and financial markets as a whole.


Don't forget to renew your annual membership a http://www.rmahq.org/membership-types/ .

Breakfast Meeting location: Winnipeg Winter Club, 200 River Avenue

Time: 8:00am - 9:00am
Cost: $20 Members / $30 Non-Members (includes buffet breakfast)

If you are interested in being a Keynote Speaker, please contact Dan Carevic at DCarevic@acu.ca

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Watch for upcoming details regarding the RMA Young Professionals and RMA Women in Finance events throughout the year. These are a great opportunity to expand your business network by meeting other professionals!​​​