Ross McGowan brings to the Board over 35 years of private and public sector planning, design and development experience, having most recently retired as President and CEO of CentreVenture Development Corp., the City of Winnipeg Downtown development agency. Prior to CentreVenture, Ross was President of the McGowan Russell Group, a successful, Winnipeg-based, planning and urban design firm.  Ross has served on the Board of Habitat for Humanity and is a past President of the Urban Development Institute. Ross is married with 3 children and 4 grandchildren who keep him busy and  youthful.