Stefano Grande, CEO of Downtown Winnipeg BIZ announced his departure to take on new challenges.
“It is with deep regret that we have accepted Stefano’s resignation as CEO of the Downtown Winnipeg Biz effective September 2018. While we always knew this day would inevitably come, we must now come to realize that we have to share Stefano for the greater good of the city. He has accepted the role of CEO of the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba where undoubtedly, his leadership skills, strengths and talents will help this wonderful organization achieve even greater success,” said Downtown Winnipeg BIZ Board Chair Diana Wiesenthal.
Stefano has been a champion for a vital and livable downtown, ensuring service excellence for our members from corporations to small businesses, and from the general public to our most vulnerable citizens. Carefully crafted by Stefano, this comprehensive and holistic approach is the anchor of the well-being of our City and downtown.
“I have been blessed and no words can express how much I will miss working with the board and my staff, and I am humbled by the energetic and dedicated team who have followed me on my journey to help transform our downtown into this livable, sustainable and vibrant place which we have all aspired too,” said Downtown Winnipeg BIZ CEO Stefano Grande.
The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ Governance and HR Committee will be conducting a CEO search to ensure leadership continuity and Stefano will stay on until mid-September to allow a smooth transition so the BIZ can continue to carry on the work he has dedicated himself to for so many years.