Dayna Spiring, LL.B.
Spiring is president and CEO of Economic Development Winnipeg Inc and leads all the corporation’s activities including overseeing the business development team, YES! Winnipeg and Tourism Winnipeg. She provides leadership and strategic direction, collaborates with key stakeholders and is a driving force behind making Winnipeg a compelling choice for business and tourism.
Spiring’s extensive professional experience includes five years as an associate at Aikins, MacAulay & Thorvaldson LLP in the early 2000s. As the former chief strategy officer and general counsel of the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB), Spiring was charged with leading the corporation’s privatization.
Spiring is a passionate Winnipegger with a drive to volunteer. Currently the chair of the Winnipeg Football Club’s board of directors, she is the first woman to have her name engraved on the coveted Grey Cup, after the Winnipeg Blue Bombers historic win in 2019. She is only the second woman to serve on the Canadian Football League’s board of governors.
Spiring is currently on the board of directors for packaging pioneer, Winpak Ltd., sits on the board of Cancercare Manitoba Foundation and was recently named Honourary Colonel for Two Canadian Air Division.
Spiring earned a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Manitoba where she also completed a Bachelor of Arts degree (honours), majoring in political science. In 2015, Spiring participated in the Directors Education Program within the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, obtaining the ICD.D designation.