President & CEO @ Canadian Business Aviation Association (CBAA)
Sabbatical @ Family
Driven to make a difference with a passion for government policy making, I am a bilingual goal oriented outcome focused executive. I have 25 years of experience working with government in legislative and regulatory affairs; 18 in the industry association world. Whether at the federal, provincial or municipal level of government, I have strategically prepared and executed
Driven to make a difference with a passion for government policy making, I am a bilingual goal oriented outcome focused executive. I have 25 years of experience working with government in legislative and regulatory affairs; 18 in the industry association world. Whether at the federal, provincial or municipal level of government, I have strategically prepared and executed industry policy positions achieving win-win solutions.
Working with strategic oriented boards, I have successfully built a new energy industry association and grown the importance of others. An agent of change when necessary, strategy was supported with the right tactics in the development and execution.
• Established key partnership while advocating industry interests
• Positioned propane as viable energy solution to energy policy makers Canada-wide
• Led stakeholder efforts for passage of air passenger facilitation & railway service legislation
• Spoke extensively in high profile circumstances
• Developed and launched (May 2012) Canada’s first industry association information partnership with the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC).
A quick study, I have represented many industries including aerospace, construction, a professional society, airports and energy. Along the way I have built Canada-wide relationships with organizations, regulatory agencies government officials - elected and unelected.
Experienced with legislation, both in its interpretation and application proved invaluable to the industry on many occasions. Using strong communication skills to share these assessments in a timely and clear manner with board of directors.
On many occasions my communication abilities enabled me to be an effective public spokesperson with the media, both broadcast and print.
President & CEO @ Led the establishment and overall management of this new industry Association. Positioned organization as the new voice of the Canadian propane industry. From November 2010 to July 2013 (2 years 9 months) President & CEO @ Accountable to the Board of Directors responsible for the overall management of organization and execution of strategic priorities. From November 2004 to April 2010 (5 years 6 months) Executive Director @ Responsible for operations and promoting interests of members on national scale. From April 2003 to October 2004 (1 year 7 months) Executive Director, TRIP/Canada @ Executive Director, TRIP/Canada
President, The Coalition to Renew Canada's Infrastructure (CRCI)
Sr. Director, Roadbuilding & Heavy Construction Council From April 1995 to April 2003 (8 years 1 month)
BA, Political Science @ Carleton University From 1984 to 1987 Jim Facette is skilled in: Public Policy, Government, Strategic Planning, Policy, Strategy, Leadership, Strategic Communications, Board Governance, Public Affairs, Public Relations, Nonprofits, Legislation, Event Planning, Legislative Relations, Association Management
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