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Our Team

Lorne Gelowitz, Saskatoon Police Service (Ret’d) Chief Executive Officer Commissionaires North Saskatchewan Lorne Gelowitz was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the North Saskatchewan Division of Commissionaires in January 2019. He first joined Commissionaires in 2015, as Vice President of Operations for Saskatoon, Prince Albert, North Battleford, and La Ronge, and represented the Division on National Office Committees including the National Business Working Group, the Business Development Network, and the Communications Network.

Lorne brings over 31 years of proven leadership experience from his distinguished career with the Saskatoon Police Service. At the time of his retirement in 2015, he was serving as Detective Staff Sergeant in charge of the Criminal Investigations Division (CID) where he was responsible for criminal operations, staffing, and budgeting for 10 Units within the Police Service. His leadership and dedication have earned him many honours including the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award, the Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal, the Saskatoon Volunteer of the Year Award, the University of Saskatchewan Alumni Humanitarian Award, the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal, the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers, and several Law Enforcement Exemplary Service Awards, including the prestigious Chief of Police Award of Excellence. Lorne was a finalist in the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police “Canadian Top Cop Award,” and has been inducted into the International Law Enforcement Hall of Fame.

In addition to his community involvement, Lorne maintains memberships in the Saskatoon Police Association, both the Saskatoon and Saskatchewan Chambers of Commerce, the North Saskatoon Business Association, the Royal Canadian Air Force Association 602 Lynx Wing, the Army Navy & Air Force Veterans Club (ANAVETS), the Royal Canadian Legion and the Canada Remembers Our Veterans Air Show.

Lorne attended the University of Saskatchewan where he achieved a B.A. Adv. Degree majoring in both Political Science and Sociology. He has obtained his Strategic Management in Policing Certification, Senior Police Administration, and both the General and Advanced Certifications in Police Studies.

Lorne and his wife, Deidre, have two married children and four grandchildren. He enjoys travel, golf, time with family and friends, and his new role as grandfather.

Les Speers is responsible for the overall day to day Operations and Contract Management. Joining the Corps in 2002, Les has over 19 years’ experience in security management.  Les is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP), board certified in security management with ASIS International, Risk Assessments and CPTED Reviews.  

Vance McNab, a member of George Gordon First Nation in Treaty 4, was born in Lestock and spent his early years growing up playing hockey and ball in small town(s) Saskatchewan where his mother taught school. He graduated from Punnichy High School, worked in the north for a period and then attended the University of Saskatchewan, achieving a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography. 

Having spent summers working in the field of Archaeology at Wanuskewin and other sites, his first job after graduating was with Wanuskewin in its early development. He became their Director of Visitor Services and then Director of Marketing before leaving to join the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority (SIGA), where he is currently the Vice President of Marketing.

Vance has served on numerous Boards and Committees over the years, including the Museums Association, Aboriginal Tourism Team Canada, and Tourism Saskatchewan, where he was Board Chair for his last two-year term. In 2015, he attained a Chartered Director designation from McMaster University. More recently, he has rejoined the Wanuskewin family to sit on the Wanuskewin Heritage Park Board. 

Vance joined the Commissionaires North Saskatchewan Board in 2015 and served as Vice Chair from 2017-2020.  He was elected Chairman in May 2020.

Alan was born and raised in Saskatoon and after public school attended Ashbury College in Ottawa. Alan worked for the family business; Myers Construction during the summers of high school and after graduation was encouraged to market the new Myers homes and so entered the real estate business in 1972. This began a career that has spanned over 30 years in the industry with a wide variety of residential, industrial and commercial portfolios. Mr. Myers is currently a Senior Sales Associate with Colliers International.  Alan was involved with the Saskatoon Kinsmen Club in various capacities including President, as well as served as Corporate Donations Chair for three productions of Telemiracle. In 1986 he was honoured as a Life member of the Association. Alan also served on the Board of Elmwood Residences as Vice President and Chairman of the building and facilities committee. 

Alan has served as Governor for the Commissionaires, North Saskatchewan Division since 2013.  He joined the Audit Committee in 2014, served as Vice Chair 2015-2017 and was elected Chairman in 2017. He served as Chairman from 2017-2020.

Other Board Governors

  • Darwin Forbes, Vice Chair
  • Doug Curliss
  • Doug Konkin
  • Joan Steckhan
  • Janine Harriman
  • Cary Primeau
  • Heidi Shockey