Who we are

Our History/What we believe:

Founded in 2013, Prairie Sky Strategy has served individuals, small and medium-sized organizations, not for profits and large international firms to help them achieve their next level of growth in western Canada. 

We specialize in local insights and strategy, government relations, management consulting and business development.

Our name represents the wide-open, endless opportunities and optimism we believe is western Canada and beyond.

Our team is known for their get it done, common sense “prairie folk” attitude while being hyper-focused on getting you results.

Our focus is being the bridge to your sustainable growth.

 As a company we value:
 
  •     Integrity
  •     Win-Win Relationships
  •     Respectful Work Environments
  •     Innovation
  •     ‘Work Hard, Enjoy Life and Have Fun’ Philosophy
  •     Teamwork

Our Team:

We are a team of local professionals providing responsive and personalized services – meaning, you get access to a local and experienced advisor.

We also don’t need to fly someone into a local area to gather local insights. We grew up here, have families here and built successful careers and networks here.

All of which saves your organization time, and leads to better results.

Prairie Sky’s growing team includes individuals with a complementary range of backgrounds and skillsets that have worked in the highest levels of government and business across western Canada and Ottawa.

Jeff
Sterzuk

President

Jeff brings nearly 30 years of experience in the private, nonprofit and public sectors in Saskatchewan, BC and Alberta. Prior to starting PSC in 2013, Jeff spent five years as Chief Operating Officer at Impact Society and prior to that, 15 years in the financial services sector with Investors Group and RBC Dominion Securities. 

Kevin
Doherty

Managing Director, Saskatchewan

Kevin has vast experience working in the highest levels of private, public and not for profit sectors over the past 30 years in western Canada. Most recently, Kevin was twice elected as the MLA for Regina Northeast and served in Cabinet in several different capacities including Finance, Advanced Education, Parks, Culture and Sport and as Minister Responsible for SaskTel. 

Marnie
Dawson

Principal, Power & Utilities Group

Marnie has over 15 years experience in the Western Canadian renewable energy sector, working on project development in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec and Ontario. Marnie currently serves on the boards of Women in Renewable Energy (WIRE) and the First Nations Power Authority (FNPA). Based in Alberta she supports clients in BC, AB, SK and ON.

Michael
Juce

Managing Director, Manitoba

Michael has worked for the Manitoba Progressive Conservative Caucus as their policy analyst on fiscal and economic issues. Currently Michael serves on the board of the Manitoba Association of Business Economists.

Leah
Tenove

Director of Operations

For over 6 years, Leah worked in the public health sector focused on various projects including tobacco reduction, addiction prevention, and post secondary mental health in various roles including administration, client relations, and resource development.

Jim
Dinning

Senior Strategy Advisor

After 20 years of government service and over 20 years of business leadership, Jim Dinning reminds us: Experience is what you get when you don’t get what you want.

Rick
Fraser

Senior Strategy Advisor

Rick has had a distinguished career in health care, public safety, elected office and as a community volunteer and leader over the past 20 years. Based in Alberta, Rick serves clients in AB and SK in the areas of health, public safety, education and social services.

June
Draude

Senior Strategy Advisor

June was one of the founders of the Saskatchewan Party in 1997, winning re-election in 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2011. She serves clients in Saskatchewan and currently works with First Nations and individuals in areas of business and social development opportunities

Duane
Monea

Senior Strategy Advisor

Duane brings diverse experience to the Prairie Sky Team as an exceptional strategist, relationship builder and trusted advisor who has worked across multiple sectors including energy, real estate, education, business development and technology.

 

Ariella
Kimmel

Senior Consultant – Policy and Communications

Ariella brings over a decade of experience in communications, stakeholder relations and policy development working within provincial and federal governments, non-profits and clients from a variety of different backgrounds and industries.

Cal
Johnson

Agribusiness Consultant

Cal has spent 30+ years in the agricultural industry.  He was raised on a pedigreed seed farm in Northeast Saskatchewan and holds a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan.

Tanya
Chartrand

Executive Assistant

Tanya has over 19 years of administrative experience and has worked with executive leadership teams in food manufacturing, association management and healthcare.

Affiliates:

Darla brings over fifteen years of leadership experience to Prairie Sky Strategy in the private, public, non-profit and charitable sectors.

Douglas B. Richardson, QC has spent many years assisting clients with public affairs, government and stakeholder relations needs both in Saskatchewan and Ottawa.

Giving Back:

Giving back and building our community’s capacity is a core priority for Prairie Sky. 

We leverage our many years of board experience and work in the not-for-profit sector to help charities and non-profit organizations strategically grow. 

We value the vital role non-profits play in communities and our goal is to help them strengthen their effectiveness and expand their impact.

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