Board of Directors
1st Vice President, Bill Kellett, Kellett Communications Inc
Bill is the President at Kellett Communications, a consultancy with offices in Yellowknife and Whitehorse (established in 1998). KC provides clients with strategic marketing communications and focuses on helping northern businesses thrive. The team of writers, designers, developers and planners bring experience gained from all around the world to the North, resulting in a truly unique team of creative explorers.
Bill is also the chief strategist responsible for the top-level marketing direction and providing clients with general consultation on topics ranging from branding to corporate philosophy. William has built a network of partners and clients across Canada that work with and for each other. He’s had first hand experience guiding contracts for northern businesses, governments and organizations of all sizes.
As agency president, Bill is involved with every client, including the North’s leading NGOs, regulatory boards, crown corporations, private businesses and governments at all levels. William’s project experience is extremely diverse, with strategic planning, branding, marketing campaigns and building websites representing the tip of the iceberg. This immense experience affords him the ability to listen to a client’s challenges and help steer them toward the best solution efficiently and effectively.
Bill has a BA with a Major in Economics from the University of Western Ontario. As well as Master Advertising Practitioner – Trans-Canada Advertising Agency Network. In addition to being on the NWT Chamber of Commerce Bill is a director with the Stanton Territorial Foundation and is a Director for the Canadian Chamber of Commerce
2nd Vice President, Jenni Bruce, Midwest Property Management
Jenni has worked in accommodation and hospitality for over 25 years and has called the north her home for more than 20years. She enjoys outdoor activities and travel.
Jenni has extensive board experience in the north. She chaired the Northern Frontier Visitor’s Association for 9 years and NWT Tourism for 5 years and was a founding member of the Yellowknife Hotel Association. Jenni has also sat or sits on other committees and boards such as Aboriginal Tourism Champions Advisory Committee, Yellowknife Golf Club and the Northern Safety Association.
Jenni Values being on the NWT Chamber as it helps unify business into one voice to make sure that our economy is protected and thrives in the north.
Secretary, Caroline Wawzonek, Dragon Toner Law Office
Caroline Wawzonek is the recipient of a 2017 national Lexpert Award celebrating Women in the Law and the 2015 Law Society of the NWT and Canadian Bar Association NWT’s joint President’s Award. She has served as President and Vice President of the Law Society of the Northwest Territories, is a former Chair of the Legal Aid Commission of the Northwest Territories and volunteers with a variety of other local community organizations including the YWCA. A litigator for over 12 years, Caroline appears at all levels of court in the Northwest Territories as well as in various administrative and regulatory forums.
Treasurer, Yanik D’Aigle, Royal Bank of Canada
Before joining RBC 13 years ago, Yanik was in IT, Telecom and Call center management, sales & consulting for 14 years for various Fortune 500 companies and government agencies at the municipal, provincial & federal level. At RBC, he’s had roles as an Account Manager, Regional Sales Coach, Branch Manager & Community Manager which currently includes the Yellowknife & Hay River branches. Yanik has recently served on various boards such as Vice President for 3 years for the Chamber of Commerce in High Prairie AB, 2 years as a Director for the Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce. Yanik is currently the Treasurer for the NWT Chamber of Commerce, Technical Chair for the Skills Canada public speaking competition and is also incoming President for the Yellowknife Rotary club. Yanik recently completed his MBA in Innovation Leadership with the University of Fredericton in March 2016, holds a Personal Financial Planning (PFP) designation and is fully bilingual in French and English. Yanik, his spouse Tammy and his 4 children have now made Yellowknife home for the past 6 years and love every moment of being in the North.
Director at Large, Newton Grey, Northview REIT
Newton M. Grey holds a master of Science Degree in Hotel and Tourism Management. This sports enthusiast has devoted most of his life to the Hotel Industry which has taken him to several Cities throughout the Caribbean and Canada, He has been involved with the Chamber of Commerce Movement in most of the city’s he has lived in. Newton now lives in Yellowknife from where he manages the Capital Suites Hotels.
In the Northwest Territories Newton has served two terms as the President of the Inuvik Chamber of Commerce and a Director of the NWT Chamber of.