Economic Development Board of Directors


John J. Donohoe


John grew up upon a dairy farm in Manitoba, got his red seal electrician certificate 22+ years ago.  John has been on numerous large industrial sites all over the prairie provinces. He decided to settle down in this community for his family, landing a job at BDPS.  He works alongside his coworkers keeping the lights on for this community and the province.  He has seen the stresses that this hard close on coal powered facilities is doing to the workers at the power plants, mines, and the community.  John also sits on the board at the workers coal transition centre, “We all must work together towards keeping Estevan a thriving community”.


Feel free to reach out for any questions or concerns.

(p) (306) 471-8110


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Tony Sernick

Owner – City Councillor – City of Estevan

Tony was born and raised in the Estevan area and entered the energy industry following high school. He was part of a team that grew a successful business from 2000 to 2015 and gained invaluable knowledge during this time. Currently, Tony is in a business development role with MANTL Artificial Lift and has served as a councillor for the City of Estevan since 2020.

Have questions for Tony about doing business in the Estevan? Here’s how you can contact him:


Ashley Gallaway

Ashley Gallaway

Controller – Wil-Tech Industries

Ashley Gallaway has been the financial controller at Wil-Tech Industries for the past 7 years and is a member at large on the Estevan Economic Development Board. She is committed to helping to make Estevan the best place to live work and raise a family. She believes that by focusing on growing and diversifying our business community, we will have a strong economy moving forward.


Have questions for Ashley about doing business in Estevan? Here’s how you can contact her

(p) (306) 634-6743



David Hammermeister

Partner – MNP | President – Estevan Chamber of Commerce

David Hammermeister is a partner with MNP, LLP and has been providing taxation and business advisory services in Estevan for over 30 years. David is also the current president of the Estevan Chamber of Commerce. David works primarily with entrepreneurial clients and continues to be impressed by the entrepreneurial spirit of many of the businesses in Estevan and the surrounding area.


If you are a business owner in need of business advice, please contact David;

(p) (306) 634-2603



Roy Ludwig

Mayor – City of Estevan

Roy Ludwig is the Mayor of the City of Estevan and provides information and input on behalf of City Council to the Economic Development Board. Roy has been on council for 26 years, serving the last 8 as mayor. Roy believes that Estevan’s future growth will be dependant on a strong and diverse economy.


Have questions about how the city is supporting businesses in Estevan? Here’s how you can contact Roy:

(p) (306) 421-0501



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Jeff Pierson

General manager – Days Inn Estevan | Part owner – Black Beards Restaurant and Catering Company, The Ice Factory, The Beef Bar

Jeff is the General Manager of the Days Inn Hotel in Estevan and a part owner of Black Beard’s Restaurant and Catering Company, The Ice Factory, and The Beef Bar. He is also a member at large for the Estevan Economic Development Board.


Jeff joined the board to help new and existing businesses grow and expand in Estevan. His years of experience working in his family business have given him a strong knowledge base that he wants to share with others doing business in Estevan.


Have questions for Jeff about doing business in Estevan? Here’s how you can contact him;

(p) (306) 421-7961



Meagan Roy

Owner – Blonde Beauty Lounge

Meagan Roy was born in Lampman and after seeing her father own a successful business for over 40 years in Estevan, she decided to do the same. She has been the owner of Blonde Beauty Lounge downtown for a year and a half and would love to see new businesses flourish.


Ivan Slywka

Director of Canadian Grain Operations – Ceres Global Ag Corp

Ivan Slywka is the Director of Canadian Grain Operations for Ceres Global Ag Corp and a member at large on the Estevan Economic Development Board.


In 2020 Ivan moved to Estevan and sees great potential in the community. He is excited about the opportunity that being a board member brings to help Estevan diversify and thrive.


Want to talk to Ivan? Here’s how you can contact him;

(p) (306) 485-6684



Jackie Wall

Executive Director – Estevan Chamber of Commerce

As the Executive Director of the Estevan Chamber of Commerce Jackie is a resource to the voting members. Jackie also sits on the board of the Saskatchewan Economic Development Alliance and uses her knowledge from that board to assist the voting members as they make decisions.


Jackie is an entrepreneur at heart with extensive business history in diverse industries. With this diverse experience, Jackie is ready to help any new or existing business with any questions they may have about doing business in Estevan.


Want to talk to Jackie directly? Here’s how you can contact her;

(p) (306) 637-2151


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John Williams

John brings 30 years of executive, international and energy industry experience to the Board.

Highly educated, John spent 3 years conducting research at the South Pole before establishing a reputation for building high performing teams across North America, Africa, and the Middle East.

John and his family moved to Estevan 11 years ago. They are active members of, and strong advocates for our local community.

A past president of the Chamber of Commerce, John supports local businesses and organizations.

Experienced with all levels of government and local First Nations, John believes in embracing change to build stronger, inclusive, communities with a sustainable future.