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 in the private, public and not for profit sectors over the past 30 years.  Kevin joined Prairie Sky Strategy in March of 2018 and enjoys working with a variety of clients.  Prior to that, Kevin served as an 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.

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.

Theo
Bryson

Senior Strategy Advisor

Theo has served in a variety of roles within the Saskatchewan government including the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Environment. He has experience in stakeholder relations, regulatory management, issues management and communications.

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.

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

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.

Brian Gilbertson

Senior Strategy Advisor

Brian brings with him senior government relations, stakeholder engagement, issues management and communications experience through his 20 years of government, post secondary and private sector service. He has also served on various boards and committees.

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.

Tom
Lukiwski

Senior Strategy Advisor

Tom brings over 17 years of Federal Government experience to the Prairie Sky Team. He has gained extensive knowledge of all government departments and how they operate and has served in a number of strategy, marketing and business development capacities in Regina.

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.

 

Ben
Thibault

Senior Strategy Advisor

Ben brings his expertise in renewable energy and environment, energy, climate and electricity policy to provide strategic policy analysis and insights, government relations, and market intelligence advice to renewable energy and cleantech clients across Canada, the US and overseas

Affiliates:

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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