Kevin Chief is the Seven Oaks Mentor in Residence. He brings a commitment to community and leadership development through his dedication to education, training, and employment.
Born and raised in Winnipeg's North End, he has considerable public sector and community experience. He served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, representing Point Douglas, and was appointed to Cabinet as Minister of Children and Youth Opportunities in 2012, Minister responsible for the City of Winnipeg in 2013, and Minister of Jobs and the Economy in 2014. Following public service, Kevin was the Vice President at the Business Council of Manitoba. Chief is the co-founder of the Winnipeg Aboriginal Sport Achievement Centre and is chairperson for the Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development Inc.
Kevin and his wife Melanie have three young sons: Hayden, Kellan, and Daxton. He is also known as a high steppin' square dancer as a part of the Norman Chief Memorial Dancers.