AMVIC Board changes

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The AMVIC Board of Directors was recently updated with a new board chair, two new industry members and one industry member re-appointed by their industry association. The Minister of Service Alberta has appointed a new chairperson, public member Brad Krizan, effective June 7, 2021. Two new directors, Dale Hopkins representing the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association of Alberta (RVDA) and Shane Menzak representing the Auctioneer’s Association of Alberta have now been appointed by their member organizations, both effective June 21, 2021.

Krizan currently serves on the Board of Directors of Calgary Co-op, the Canadian Urban Institute, the Victoria Park Business Improvement Area and cSpace Projects. He also sits on the Advisory Board of the Real Estate Insurance Exchange. Krizan holds a Master of Business Administration degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Urban and Regional Studies. He has obtained his ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

The new RVDA member, Dale Hopkins, has been in the recreational vehicle industry at RV City since 1995, serving as their chief operating officer. He previously owned an automotive sales business and is also a chartered professional accountant.

Shane Menzak, the new member from the Auctioneer’s Association of Alberta, is currently the vice president of the organization, as well as a customer account manager for UFA. He brings more than 20 years’ worth of automotive industry experience to the table.

Erol Yersel was re-elected for another three year term by his organization, representing the Canadian Independent Automotive Association.

AMVIC wishes to thank former chair Phyllis Bohachyk for her service to the board. Bohachyk’s time and input especially during her term as chair were of great value to the organization and she will remain on the board until new public members are appointed. AMVIC would also like to thank outgoing members Bill Burnett and Wade Michener for their time served on the board, representing the RVDA and the Auctioneer’s Association of Alberta, respectively.

The board is comprised of 13 directors who provide overall guidance and direction to AMVIC. Seven directors are appointed from the general public by the Minister, who sets terms for public directors. Five directors are appointed by industry organizations and one director is appointed through nominations from the automotive industry. All AMVIC board members are committed to protecting the public interest through effective and innovative board governance. More information on the board can be found at