CEO and Professional Speaker @ Shepa Learning Company
Corporate Director @ Director Northcliff Resources (TSX:NCF) and Abbotsford Intl Airport (YXX)
Queen's Commision as an Army Engineer, Officer Training & Field Engineering, Queen's Commission, RCE 1965 @
Royal Canadian School of Military Engineering
As CEO of a high-profile business organization for 24 years--The Vancouver Board of Trade, as federal ADM responsible for economic development in BC and as a corporate executive with Alcan , I had the privilege to work with policy makers, skilled volunteers & directors and dedicated staff--in both the public and private sectors--to serve both business and
As CEO of a high-profile business organization for 24 years--The Vancouver Board of Trade, as federal ADM responsible for economic development in BC and as a corporate executive with Alcan , I had the privilege to work with policy makers, skilled volunteers & directors and dedicated staff--in both the public and private sectors--to serve both business and the broader community. Much was accomplished for both business and the greater good....YVR, NEXUS, Canada Line, International Finance and Maritime Centres, NAFTA are but a few examples. As a business and association executive, consultant and volunteer, I wish to continue my career in an executive, in a governance, advisory or consulting role. I am Interested in quality board appointments (public or private sector), management and consulting engagements in business or association management, public policy, economic development, corporate citizenship & engagement. Speaking opportunities in Engaged Leadership, Positive Networking™ and the trademarked Connectedness Code™. Having served as an author and lecturer, a corporate & association executive, as an EX4 senior executive with the federal government and as a corporate director has afforded me considerable experience for corporate or association leadership, governance, business/government/community consulting.
Specialties: CEO /Managing Director/ President; Corporate Director/Advisory Board Member; Corporate Governance Consultant. Author, Lecturer and Speaker: Corporate Engagement, Engaged Leadership, Positive Networking™ and the Connectedness Code™ . Consultant: Government Relations, Corporate and Public Strategy and Policy, Economic Development, Corporate Citizenship, Adjunct Professor.
CEO, Speaker and Author; Adjunct Prof, Corp Director/Advisor @ Shepa Learning offers seminars, keynotes & training seminars on Positive Networking(tm), Engaged Leadership, the Connectedness Code..."transformational". Author, Globe & Mail best seller (Work the Pond! Prentice Hall, NY) and executive coach/advisor. "Helping companies connect." Corporate director, with experience on audit (chair), nominating & governance (chair) and compensation committees. Took lead business role in former position in establishing YVR as an independent airport authority, the NEXUS lane, the Canada Line, the International Maritime Centre, the International Finance Centre BC. Appointed Managing Director Emeritus,Vancouver Board of Trade & World Trade Centre Vancouver, April 2011. Adjunct Professor, Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria. (Shepa Learning Company, see below).
Anapacific is a corp advisory services company specializing in helping enterprises connect. Recent clients : Contessa Capital, RLG International, Kin's Farm Market, Scotia Bank, major international Insurance Company. From May 2011 to Present (4 years 8 months) Vancouver, Canada AreaCEO and Professional Speaker @ Shepa Learning is dedicated to teaching and developing Connected Mindset™skills through positive networking™. 'Shepa' is the Tibetan term for awareness or consciousness. Our ethos of positive networking is based on our Globe & Mail Report on Business best seller, Work the Pond! (Penguin USA), written with fabulously talented co-authors, Judy M Thompson and Gayle Hallgren. Town & Country hailed the book, "The connector's handbook." A client list of 100+ Fortune 500 and other companies, leading universities, governments and not-for-profits in North America, Asia and Europe. Published in Canada, USA, China, Korea and Russia. Keynote presentations, seminars, workshops and executive consulting and coaching. National Speakers Bureau speaker. (http://nsb.com/speakers/view/darcy-rezac). New product: "The Power of Face-to-Face Networking in the Digital World." From 2005 to Present (10 years) Corporate Director @ Director, Abbotsford International Airport (YXX). Owned and operated by the City of Abbotsford and offers a variety of services including aircraft overhaul and repair, aviation training through the University of the Fraser Valley and others, chartered and scheduled air services including Westjet. Chair: Economic Development Committee, Member: Governance Committee.
Former Advisory Board Member, Kin's Farm Market, Richmond BC. Chain of premium fresh fruit and vegetable stores in BC and Alberta.
Director, Director, Northcliff Resources (TSX:NCF), Chair Governance Committee, Member: HR Committee and Audit Committee. NCF is a Tungsten property currently in the advanced stages of EIA and development planning in New Brunswick. Northcliff is a Hunter Dickinson Inc managed company.
Previous director experience:Founding director (8 years), Vancouver International Airport (YVR), chair audit committee; Director: BC Trade Development Corporation; BC Bearing Engineers; Vancouver Board of Trade; Vancouver Board of Trade Foundation; International Maritime Centre; World Trade Centre Vancouver; Quality Council of British Columbia; Airshow Canada; Pacific Basin Economic Council (Hong Kong). From 2011 to Present (4 years) The Vancouver Board of Trade "Connecting For Good" @ Appointment on retirement from The Vancouver Board of Trade and awarded at the 25th Annual Governor's Banquet and Rix Center Corporate Citizenship Awards, 5 April 2011, culminating 24 years as managing director. From April 2011 to Present (4 years 9 months) Adjunct Professor, Gustavson School of Business @ MBA seminars and lectures offered: The Connected Mindset™, Engaged Leadership, Positive Networking, Corporate Citizenship, Community Engagement & Social Capital, Face-to-Face Networking in the Digital World. From 2011 to Present (4 years) Managing Director @ CEO, business association incorporated in 1887, 5,000+ members. Mantra: "Connecting for Good." International, national and regional advocacy and high profile events, publications, speaker/education offerings. International reputation as a high-impact and leading public policy membership-based business organization dedicated to member, enterprise and community well-being. Took a lead role in promoting North American Free Trade Agreement in BC, creating YVR as an independent airport authority, supporting the the 2010 Vancouver Olympic bid and games, intervening to ensure the Canada Line (rapid transit to the airport) was completed in time for the 2010 Winter Games, establishing the NEXUS lane at the US border and a host of other initatives such as federal and provincial budgets and crime reduction. Member: Canadian Chamber, US Chamber, World Chambers Congress (award winner), World Economic Forum, World Trade Centers Association. Founded: Rix Center for Corporate Citizenship and Engaged Leadership (with the late Dr. Don Rix), Women's Leadership Circle, Company of Young Professionals, Leaders of Tomorrow Mentorship Program, Spirit of Vancouver, Council of Governors and annual Corporate Citizenship Awards. From December 1986 to April 2011 (24 years 5 months) Vancouver, Canada AreaRoyal Canadian Navy, Canadian Fleet Pacific @ One of ten honorary captains in the RCN engaged to support and advance the Navy's mission with the broader community, including the business community. The role was one of facilitating liaison with senior naval personnel and municipalities, provincial government officials, the media and senior members of the business community. Assisted the Navy in hosting foreign ships and senior officials from the US, Japan, Korea, Chile. Provided opportunities for opinion leaders to participate in naval exercises and deployments with the Canadian and US Navies. Represented the Navy at various visits, deployments, functions and ceremonies in Canada, the US, Europe and Asia. Awarded the Canada 125 Medal, Queens Golden Jubillee Medal and the Canadian Forces Decoration (CD). From March 1996 to February 2008 (12 years) Assistant Deputy Minister, Government of Canada @ Senior federal government professional executive in British Columbia. My office successfully proposed and initiated the transfer of YVR to become an independent airport authority, the first major airport to do so (in 1992). The airport system across Canada subsequently followed this devolution model. YVR now manages 17 airports in 7 countries and is rated amongst the 10 best airports in the world and is consistently rated the best in North America. Authored, with John Hansen and Dr John Weibe, the Asia Pacific Intiative, a federal-provincial MOU which resulted in the stand-alone airport authority transfer, Canada as an International Maritime Centre and Vancouver and Montreal as International Financial Centres--all requireing special federal legislation. My office took a lead role in establishing a federal park reserve in Haida Gwaii. From 1984 to 1986 (2 years) Director, Corporate Services BC @ Administrative responsiblity for Alcan Canada's British Columbia Office and an extended business development consulting project for Alcan Pacific in the Far East. From December 1980 to December 1984 (4 years 1 month) Deputy Director General @ Managed BC and Yukon operations for Canada Employment Centres (incl employment insurance), 85 offices & points of service, 1500+ staff, federal government. Achieved record job placements and job placement growth in Canada Employment Centres, with improved costs. From March 1973 to December 1980 (7 years 10 months) Vancouver, Canada AreaSupervisor, Work Standards and Methods Engineering @ Supervised a group of engineers doing time studies and methods engineering for auto plant producing 100,000+ cars per year. From May 1968 to March 1973 (4 years 11 months) Captain, Royal Canadian Engineers (RCE) @ Administrator of programs for officers and officer cadets attending above universities under the ROTP, COTC, Medical and Dental programs. Commissioned in the reserve, called to active service as RSO for the English universities in Quebec. From January 1966 to May 1968 (2 years 5 months)
BSc McGill, MBA John Molson, Physical Geography, Psychology (BSc) Marketing (MBA), Dean's Honour List 1978 (MBA) @ BSc McGill, MBA John Molson School of Business, Montreal From 1963 to 1978 Queen's Commision as an Army Engineer, Officer Training & Field Engineering, Queen's Commission, RCE 1965 @ Royal Canadian School of Military Engineering From 1964 to 1965 DARCY REZAC CD is skilled in: Public Speaking, Business Networking, Corporate Director, Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate Community Engagement, Leadership Development, Engaged Leadership, Networking, Social Networking, Community Engagement, Public Relations, Adjunct Professor, Economic Development, Public Policy, Business Strategy
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