ROD SCARLETT


36 High Vale Crescent
Sherwood Park, Alberta
T8A 5J7
(780) 449-0021 (home)
(780) 416-6530 (work)
(780) 498-0231 (cell)

Results oriented manager with diverse, in-depth experience in the public and private sectors. Proven ability to initiate, develop and lead major projects and special events in business and community. Extensive experience in management, financial administration, public relations, media and community relations, and event planning. Substantial feature writing and layout experience for numerous publications. Skilled in public speaking and presentation delivery. A team leader with excellent interpersonal and team building skills.

EDUCATION
  • Master of Arts, Canadian Studies - 1984
  • Carleton University, Ottawa
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science - 1981
  • University of Alberta, Edmonton
  • Faculty of Arts, Recreation Administration - 1978 – 1980
  • Red Deer College

SUMMARY OF MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE
Executive Director – Fee for Service
Wild Rose Agricultural Producers
Canadian Young Farmers’ Forum
Canadian Agricultural Safety Association
Woodlot Association of Alberta

Manager/Executive Assistant
Government of Alberta
Legislative Assembly of Alberta

Business Consultant
Nuna Logistics

Owner/Manager
Private business in the hospitality sector

WORK EXPERIENCE
WILD ROSE AGRICULTURAL PRODUCERS - March 1997 to Present
CANADIAN YOUNG FARMERS’ FORUM - February 2005 to Present
CANADIAN AGRICULTURAL SAFETY ASSOCIATION - March 2004 to June 2004
WOODLOT ASSOCIATION OF ALBERTA - April 1998 to January 2001

Executive Director/Management Consultant

Management responsibilities
  • Policy development and implementation. Includes maintaining an effective consultative process with government, member organizations, and external interest groups. Also includes the preparation of submissions, reports, position papers, and public communication papers. Handle all communications including correspondence, media relations, (local, provincial, national and international) and production of newsletter.
  • Responsible for the managing the financial affairs of the organization(s) including developing work plans.
  • Provide advice and direction to the Board of Directors on issues of policy development, financial administration, and organizational strategic planning.
  • Act as the government, corporate, and media liaison for the organization(s).
  • Institute fund raising initiatives, membership drives, and develop advertising revenue.
  • Organize conventions, seminars, and conferences.
  • Initiate and administer all grant applications and contracts
  • Edit, write, and produce the association(s) newsletters and supplements

BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT - July 1994 to March 1997
  • Site Administration – Nuna Logistics (BHP, Koala Camp, N.W.T.). Management and administrative responsibilities including purchasing, revenue tracking and analysis, and pay administration.
  • Initiated and developed corporate communication strategies for the Alberta Federation of Rural Electrification Associations including quarterly publications and promotional brochures
  • Conducted a series of on-site interviews throughout Alberta as well as several telephone surveys for Haines Elliott Marketing Research Inc.
  • Scheduled, co-ordinated and supervised a team of representatives for a province wide on-site marketing promotion campaign for a national company.
  • Co-ordinated the "Longest Day in Golf" Fundraising tournaments for the Canadian Cancer Society in the rural Edmonton area.

MINBURN COUNTRY CLUB AND INN - 1991 - June 1994
Owner and Manager
  • Successfully operated a $300,000 business. Responsible for all aspects of the business including staffing, inventory, financial management, general maintenance, public relations and promotions.
  • Developed and implemented aggressive marketing strategies in the community and surrounding areas.
  • Active leader, supporter, participant and volunteer in the community.

GOVERNMENT OF ALBERTA - 1985 – 1991
Executive Assistant to the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly
Executive Assistant to the Associate Minister of Family and Social Services
Primary Management, Communication, and Parliamentary Responsibilities:
  • Direct supervision of ministerial staff and overall supervision of up to one hundred Legislative Assembly Office employees. Member of Executive and Management hiring team. Conducted management performance evaluations. Advised the Minister on management and administrative practices and issues.
  • Supervised the development of a Department $20 million budget. Acted as a Department Senior Financial Officer with signing authority for all departmental expenditures.
  • Managed all matters related to the constituency. Liaised with the constituency office staff, responded to constituent concerns and enquiries, and coordinated all Member related activities.
  • Advised the Minister on parliamentary procedures and quasi-legal issues. Developed a close working relationship with all Provincial elected officials and members of the Press Gallery.
  • Developed and maintained co-operative working liaisons with national and international government representatives. Ensured all communication and personal interaction with elected officials and foreign dignitaries followed proper protocol.
  • Chaired the organizing committee for the 1989 Canadian Parliamentary Association Conference.

BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENTS
Selected one of the 50 most influential Albertans in 2003 by Alberta Venture Magazine

Steering Committee Member, Kroeger Commission on Grain Handling & Transportation

Member, Canada Agri-Infrustructure Program Working Committee

Vice President, Minburn Agricultural Society

Member, Mannville RCMP Community Advisory Committee

President and Vice President, Redwater Kinsmen

Candidate for Elk Island, 2000 federal election

President and Vice President, Josephburg Minor Hockey Association

Coach, Fort Saskatchewan High School, Men’s/Women’s Volleyball

Coach, Josephburg/Sherwood Park Tom Thumb/Novice/Atom/Pee Wee Hockey

Vice President, Canadian Agricultural Safety Association

Director, Farmer Rail Car Coalition

Alternate Director, Alberta Region, The Co-operators

Bantam Director, Sherwood Park Kings Club


References available on request

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Goals for the Institute

Developing Countries:
To develop sustainable agricultural risk management programs for developing countries that result in economic stability and new sources of “risk capital” for their agriculture sectors.

Developed Countries:
To provide a training, succession planning, and “analytical research capability” environment for developed country governments and private companies engaged or expanding their work in agricultural risk management.




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