Executive Team

Diane Gray

Diane Gray

Position: President & CEO
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Diane is a recognized leader with extensive experience in business development and trade. She previously worked for the Province of Manitoba from 1995 to 2009 and simultaneously served as Deputy Minister of Finance; Federal-Provincial and International Relations; and Trade. Diane serves on various boards including Manitoba Technology Accelerator; Manitoba Film and Music; MITACS; the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters, Manitoba Division; the Canada West Foundation; the Associates of the Asper School of Business; and the World Trade Centre Winnipeg.

Perry Marquis

Perry Marquis

Position: Vice President of Planning & Rail Park Development
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Perry is well-established in the railway industry with broad experience in rail terminal development, rail operations and policy/ safety program development. Perry's accomplishments include 36 years in various management roles at Canadian National Railway (including as General Superintendent of Operations at CN's Greater Winnipeg Terminal). Most recently, he developed and ran the highly-acclaimed Railway Conductor Training Program at Red River College.

Larry Johnson

Larry Johnson

Position: Chief Financial Officer
P: 1 204 784 1307
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Larry is a designated CPA CA with more than 15 years experience as a CFO/VP of finance across a broad spectrum of industries including manufacturing, financial services, property development and agriculture. Johnson is an expert in banking relations and financing, and has a strong operational background with more than 25 years of experience in financial reporting, financial statement preparation and presentation, regular reporting and analysis, as well as cash flow management and cost control measures.

Carly Edmundson

Carly Edmundson

Position: Executive Director of Marketing & Communications
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Carly is a creative professional with more than 10 years of experience in marketing and communications. She has worked in a variety of industries, including prior positions at Winnipeg Airports Authority, Price Industries and Wellington West. As the Executive Director of Marketing & Communications for CentrePort, Carly enjoys building partnerships with local, national and international businesses and promoting the province's inland port to companies around the globe.

Russ Hanson

Russ Hanson

Position: Executive Director of Business Development & Sales
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Russ is the leader of CentrePort's investment attraction activities and has extensive experience in local, national and international markets. Russ has held executive positions with Dafi Canada Corporation, SodaStream/ EcoStream Canada and The Liaison Group Inc. (TLG). He has a master's degree in political studies/economy from the University of Manitoba, Food Beverage Canada's United States Export Platform certification, and has been recognized for innovative export development.