Boyd Group Services Inc. ("Boyd" or "BGSI") Board of Directors consists of eight members -- two that are officers of Boyd and six that are independent Directors. Boyd's Board of Directors has established three standing committees: the Corporate Governance and Nomination Committee, the Audit Committee, and the Executive Compensation Committee.
The Corporate Governance and Nomination Committee is chaired by Sally Savoia and includes Allan Davis, Robert Gross and Violet Konkle. The Audit Committee is chaired by Dave Brown and includes Allan Davis, Gene Dunn and Violet Konkle. The Executive Compensation Committee is chaired by Gene Dunn and includes Dave Brown, Sally Savoia and Robert Gross.
Allan Davis serves as Independent Chair of Boyd’s Board of Directors. He is also President and Director of AFD Investments Inc., a Winnipeg-based management consulting firm. Mr. Davis is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from the University of Manitoba.
Dave Brown is currently President and CEO of Richardson Capital and Managing Director of RBM Capital Limited. Previously, he was Corporate Secretary of James Richardson & Sons, Limited, and a partner in the independent law and accounting firm of Gray & Brown. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors of Boyd, he also serves as a Director of GMP Capital Inc., Pollard Banknote Limited, and Richardson Financial Group. He graduated from the University of Manitoba law school, and is a Chartered Professional Accountant and member of the Manitoba Bar Association.
Sally Savoia is the former Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer of Praxair, Inc., and since her retirement in 2014, has served as an independent corporate consultant. Ms. Savoia’s human resources experience includes executive compensation design and implementation, executive level succession planning, global talent management, leadership development, diversity and inclusion efforts and global benefits design.
Gene Dunn is the Chair of Monarch Industries Ltd. of Winnipeg, a leading Canadian manufacturing company, where he previously served as President and CEO. He is past Chair of the Board of Governors for Balmoral Hall School for Girls and Past Chair of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers Football Club. Mr. Dunn is also the past Chair of the Board of Governors of the Canadian Football League.
Robert G. Gross
Robert Gross is the past Executive Chair of Monro Muffler Brake Inc., the largest chain of company-operated automotive undercar repair and tire service facilities in the United States. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Monro from 1999 until October 2012 and as Executive Chair from October 2012 to August 2017. Prior to his time at Monro, he served as Chair and Chief Executive Officer at Tops Appliance City, Inc. and before that as President and Chief Operating Officer at Eye Care Centers of America, Inc., a Sears, Roebuck & Co. company. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors, Mr. Gross is also a member of the Core-Mark Holding Company Inc. Board of Directors.
Violet (Vi) A.M. Konkle
Violet (Vi) A.M. Konkle is the past President and Chief Executive Officer of The Brick Ltd. Prior to joining The Brick in 2010 as President, Business Support, she held a number of positions with Walmart Canada, including Chief Operating Officer and Chief Customer Officer. Ms. Konkle also held a number of senior executive positions with Loblaw Companies Ltd., including Executive Vice-President, Atlantic Wholesale Division. Ms. Konkle is a director of The North West Company Inc. (a TSX-listed public company) as well as being on the board of three privately-held companies including Bailey Metal Products, Elswood Investment Corporation and Longo’s Brothers Fruit Markets Inc. Ms. Konkle also acts as an Advisor to the Board of Abarta, a Pittsburgh-based privately held company. She is a past director of Dare Foods, The Brick Ltd., Trans Global Insurance, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the National Board of Habitat for Humanity.