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Christopher (Chris) W. Lorenc, BA, LL.B.

MHCA President

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A lawyer by background, Chris Lorenc has been President of the Manitoba Heavy Construction Association (MHCA) since 1991 and President of the Western Canada Roadbuilders and Heavy Construction Association (WCR&HCA) since 1995.

Chris Lorenc graduated from the University of Manitoba with Bachelor of Arts in 1973 and Law (LL.B.) degree in 1976 and then practiced general, corporate and commercial law until 1991. 

Mr. Lorenc served on Winnipeg’s City Council for nine (9) years from 1983 until his retirement from public office in 1992. During his tenure he chaired a number of Council’s standing committees and served for seven years on its Executive Policy Committee (EPC) - the cabinet of civic government.

Mr. Lorenc is also currently a founding Board member (since 2009) and Chair (since 2016) of the CentrePort Canada Board of Directors; a founding Board member (since 2011) of the Manitoba Construction Sector Council (MCSC) and Chair (since 2015) of its Aboriginal Engagement Strategy Committee; Chair (since 2015) of the Capital Regional Master Transportation Plan Implementation Task Force; founding Chair (since 2004) of the SAFE Roads Committee; founding Chair (since 2015) of the Infrastructure Innovations Council (IIC); member (since 2014) of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers Board of Directors serving as is Corporate Secretary and member of its Executive Committee; an employer representative (since 2015) to the Workers' Compensation Board (WCB) Board of Directors; Chair (since 2016) of the WCB Prevention Committee and member (since 2015) of the WCB Board's Policy Planning & Committee; member (since 2015) of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce Transportation Council; management representative (since 2008) on the Manitoba Labour Board; member (since 2000) of the Manitoba Employer’s Council (MEC); employer representative (since 2016) to the Workers Compensation Act Review Committee.