WAG Announces New Financial Officer Appointment

The Winnipeg Art Gallery announced today the appointment of William B. Elliott as Manager of Business Operations and Services. As a key member of the WAG’s senior management team, Elliott assumes responsibility for the financial wellbeing of the WAG, including the Gallery’s business plan and its alignment with the strategic plan, the management of financial and administrative system, and the oversight of all retail, facility, and customer service operations.

“Bill Elliott brings an excellent mix of academic and professional skills to the WAG; and with his predilection for innovative product design and business processes, I am confident he will be a great addition to our management team and to the larger cultural community,” says WAG Director Stephen Borys. “In looking for the best person to oversee our business operations and services, I am also delighted to be hiring an Asper School MBA grad from the University of Manitoba -- keeping another promising business school grad in the province.”

“The opportunity at the Winnipeg Art Gallery came at just the right time,” says Elliott. “I was searching for a way to contribute to the Winnipeg community – and what better way than being part of the WAG. It is a unique opportunity to join a local icon that has been a part of Winnipeg for nearly a hundred years. I look forward to joining the team, as it continues to engage the local and international art communities.”
Elliott received his MBA from the Asper School of Business and a Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Manitoba. He has worked as a store manager for Kesay Furniture Studio, Technical Design Manager for Buhler Furniture, and most recently as Product Manager and Business Analyst for Emerging Information System Inc.

Approaching its centenary in 2012, the Winnipeg Art Gallery is Canada’s oldest civic art gallery and Manitoba’s leading visual arts institution. With a collection of over 24,000 objects spanning many centuries and cultures – including the world’s largest collection of Inuit art – the WAG is constantly moving between the historical and the contemporary in an effort to engage a growing public with the power of art in our lives.
 

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