Lanny McInnes currently serves as Retail Council of Canada’s Director, Prairies. In this role, Lanny acts as RCC’s government liaison and media spokesperson across Western Canada from RCC’s Winnipeg office. Lanny joined RCC in August 2003 as Manager of Member and Government Relations (Manitoba) and his duties were expanded to include RCC activities in Saskatchewan in 2005 and Alberta in 2012. Currently, Lanny also oversees RCC’s government relations activities in British Columbia.
Lanny brings extensive experience and training in strategic planning, policy development and board governance through his involvement on various boards and advisory councils. Lanny currently sits as a director on a number of Canada’s product stewardship organizations including the Canadian Beverage Container Recycling Association, Encorp Pacific, Saskatchewan Scrap Tire Corporation and Multi-Material Stewardship Western. Lanny also is a member of the Manitoba Employers Council, the Manitoba Retail Safety Council, the Saskatchewan Business Council and the Alliance for Business Competitiveness in Alberta.
Lanny has had a long involvement with the ALS community both nationally and provincially. Previously to being name Chair of ALS Canada, Lanny served as Vice-Chair of the organization from 2011-2012 and is a former President of the ALS Society of Manitoba. Lanny also serves as a member of the Minister of Family Services and Labour’s Accessibility Advisory Council in Manitoba.