May 24, 2016
Jocelyn VanKoughnet of Carman, Man., was first elected to the FCL Board in 2012. She represents 13 retail co-operatives in FCL’s district 14, which covers south-central and southwestern Manitoba.
As an FCL Director, Jocelyn is a member of the Board’s Human Resources Committee. In addition, she serves on the advisory committee to the Chair in Co-operative Enterprises at the University of Winnipeg and is the Board’s representative to the Wasagaming Foundation.
Jocelyn was a member of the Carman Co-op Board of Directors from 2004 until 2016 and served as the Board’s Secretary for seven years.
In April of 2014, Jocelyn was elected as a Manitoba Region Director to the Board of The Co-operators Group. She is also the Chair of the Board of the Manitoba Cooperative Association.
Jocelyn was born and raised in Brandon. After high school, she attended the University of Manitoba and received a Degree in Human Ecology. Prior to relocating with her family to Carman, she was co-owner and Manager of an insurance brokerage in Brandon.
Jocelyn has been active in her community. She has served on the Public Schools Finance Board of Manitoba, the Board of Skate Canada Manitoba and the Central Manitoba Choral Association.
Jocelyn and her husband, Brent, operate a grain farm and an agricultural research and consulting business. Their son is studying engineering in Winnipeg and their daughter is attending Memorial University in St. John’s, Nfld. Jocelyn enjoys the arts and being a spectator and participant in various sports.