Brent Wennekes is Protein Industries Canada's Director of Member Relations.
Brent has spent his career working in public relations, project management, and strategic development roles in support of applied research, talent development, and industrial and social innovation across virtually all sectors and disciplines.
Brent comes to PIC from Mitacs, where he supported the creation and funding of collaborative research projects between industry and academia and helped lead Manitoba to be Mitacs' fastest growing province. Prior to that, he applied his passion for innovation and business communications to roles with Red River College's Research Partnerships & Innovation office, the Western Canadian Innovation Office consortium, Innovate Manitoba, the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance, and the Canadian Association of Internet Providers.
His current volunteer positions include director, marketing and communications with the International Association of Business Communicators (MB) and member of the Kids Brain Health Network Research Management Committee.