Millennials in Action
Millennials are not a generation of disengaged and entitled whiners who eat too much avocado toast. They are leading and succeeding across all aspects of our economy and society. Meet a diverse group of Millennial leaders from business, media, and labour who shatter stereotypes, and who are actively engaged with Millennials as a generation of workers, consumers, and citizens.
Ian Crosby, Co-Founder & CEO, Bench
Based in Vancouver, Bench is North America’s largest bookkeeping service. Originally launched out of Techstars NYC in 2012, Bench has raised $53 million to date and is the fastest growing company in BC and the 4th fastest in Canada, according to the Deloitte. Ian has received numerous awards for leadership and was recently named one of Canada’s Top 40-Under-40.
Kathryn Stewart, Executive Producer of Network Programming, Corus Radio
Kathryn Stewart is the Executive Producer of network programming at Corus Radio, managing a slate of nationally-syndicated radio talk shows. Stewart is a graduate of Carleton University’s Bachelor of Journalism program and the Journalism, Multimedia and World Politics program at the Danish School of Media and Journalism.
Tim Yeung, Director, Development, Peterson Real Estate
Tim Yeung is a double graduate of UBC, with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering with Distinction and a Diploma in Urban Land Economics. Tim joined Peterson in 2008, and after broadening his skill set with another Vancouver developer, he returned to Peterson in 2014 in a development role. He is now responsible for sourcing and managing all of of Peterson’s development investment activities. Tim has taken active leadership in his sector, having previously served as the under-40 Committee Vice-chair for the Urban Development Institute.
Tyler Pronyk, Regional Director, Operations, A&W Food Services of Canada Inc.
Tyler Pronyk joined A&W Food Services of Canada Inc, one of Canada’s Best Managed companies, in 2008. He has held a number of management and leadership positions across the organization in human resources, supply chain & and most recently operations. His passion for leadership extends beyond the boardroom as he is actively engaged in the community through municipal and provincial politics as well as serving on multiple boards, including the MS Society of Canada. He lives in Richmond with his wife, Jasmine, and three daughters.
Kristine St-Laurent, Senior Policy Analyst, Business Council of British Columbia
Kristine is the Senior Policy Analyst with the Business Council of British Columbia, where she is responsible for providing sound economic and public policy expertise to senior public administrators and elected officials, business executives and community stakeholders on matters that may impact business operations and the provincial economy. She helps to shape major policy outcomes across federal, provincial and municipal governments to poise B.C. as a top global destination to live, work and invest. Previously, Kristine led change management strategies for Public Services and Procurement Canada as well as facilitated the restructuring of the largest First Nations non-profit society in Canada.
Moderator: Farhan Mohamed, Editor in Chief & Partner, Daily Hive
Farhan Mohamed is the Editor-in-Chief and a partner of Daily Hive, formerly known as Vancity Buzz now with newsrooms in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal. Farhan has a BBA from Capilano University and was named to Vancouver Magazine’s Power 50 list as one of the most influential people in Vancouver in 2016 and 2017.