Doyle Piwniuk was an accomplished professional in the insurance and financial industry before winning a by-election to become MLA for Arthur-Virden in 2014.
Doyle was born in Russell, Manitoba and raised along with his three brothers on the family farm north of Russell. He attended school in Roblin, Manitoba and graduated in 1985. Following high school, he enrolled at Red River College in Winnipeg and received a diploma in business accounting.
After graduation, he was recruited by Investors Group to work in the firm’s accounting department at the corporate headquarters in Winnipeg. Within two and half years he was promoted to Senior Pension Fund Accountant. In 1994, he moved to Virden, Manitoba to become a business partner at a local insurance agency. Doyle has acquired several professional designations, including Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Elder Planning Counselor (EPC) from the Canadian Initiative for Elder Planning Studies, and the Insurance Institute of Canada Branch Manager designation.
Doyle and his wife Michelle make their home in Virden with their children Aidan and Jillian. He is an active member of the community, having served as Chairman of the Virden Employment Skills Centre, President of the Virden-Wallace Economic Development Corporation, and Treasurer of the Virden Kinsmen Club. He has also been a member of the Wallace District Fire Department and a minor league ball coach.
Doyle is proud to be the MLA for Arthur-Virden and is eager to continue serving the constituency as part of a new Progressive Conservative government that has a better plan for hard-working Manitoba families.