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Executive Management

David is a Chartered Accountant who holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) degree from the University of Manitoba. Prior to joining Westman in 1995, he was the senior finance and corporate planning executive with a large transporter and supplier of natural gas in Saskatchewan. As well, he has had extensive consulting experience in the Calgary offices of two international consulting firms. David's industry and community contributions include:

  • Director, Manitoba Blue Cross
  • Member, Business Council of Manitoba
  • Director and Past Chair, Canadian Communication Systems Alliance
  • Director and Vice Chair, Manitoba Cooperative Association
  • Past Vice Chair, Canadian Association of Broadcasters CEO Radio Council
  • Past Director, Canadian Cable Television Association
  • Past President, Brandon Chamber of Commerce
  • Past Honorary Chair, CNIB Making Light with Laughter
  • Past Director & Campaign Chair, United Way Brandon

Shep holds a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Economics) and a Master of Business Administration (Finance) from the University of Manitoba. After gaining many years of management experience, in order to broaden his financial skills, Shep completed the Certified Management Accountant program and currently holds the CMA designation. Shep has worked in the financial services industry in both private and government sectors and most recently, in a senior finance role in a privately held food processing company. Leading the finance responsibilities at Westman Communications Group, Shep is responsible for the overall financial management of the business, ongoing business process improvement, and the strategic evaluation of current and future business ventures.


John is responsible for Customer Care, Westman Business, Community Programming, Marketing and Sales. He has a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) and a Master of Business Administration (Marketing) from the University of Western Ontario. His career started in the natural resources industry and then shifted to the telecommunications industry for the past 15 years. John has worked for several of the country’s largest telecommunication providers and has experience in wireless, Internet, video and telephone.


Dean Hardy is a recognized Senior Executive with a tenacious work ethic and extensive experience covering all aspects of the data center, network, and telecom operations. Dean’s strategically focused technology approach and expertise of over 25 years have allowed him to successfully lead large teams through significant change and growth.

Dean is responsible for the overall technology vision, engineering, construction and deployment, inside & outside the plant. He oversees the planning, engineering, construction and operation of the Westman Communications Group network to ensure Westman members have access to High-Speed Internet, Digital HD TV, and reliable Home Phone services.

Dean holds a diploma in Electronics from Assiniboine Community College along with several industry certifications in advanced networking. Outside of work, you can find Dean running or travelling!