Russ Tynan

Head of Practice – Not-for-Profit & Social Enterprise

Value Proposition

Russ provides executive leadership for the resolution of organizational challenges and change. A trusted advisor and business leader; an innovative and creative problem solver. Noted for his successes in transitioning companies and   organizations through new opportunities or difficult challenges. Russ works with the executive team at the strategic stage, then with employees and stakeholders through implementation. Outcome focused, he instills discipline by aligning brand, culture and strategies.

Selected Achievements

  • Provided active leadership and advice through four Olympic Winter Games. Developed people teams, designed operations and logistics, capitalized on the opportunities for corporations, governments and volunteer organizations.  Measurable outcomes exceeded internal and external expectations (98% reliability vs. target 85%, venue operations under budget by 10%).
  • Led tourism at municipal, provincial and regional levels on boards, commissions, authorities, and as the senior executive. Provided transformational change to structures for regional and national tourism marketing (public/private partnership model) and revenue generation (5-fold revenue increase).
  • Following a Supreme Court decision on constitutional entitlements, assisted the public service in the implementation of francophone education, saving the province millions of dollars annually.
  • Operated a manufacturing company, receiving awards and recognition for excellence (Department of Economic Development, Canada – Manufacturing Efficiency Award).
  • Modified, the governance model and capacities of an international financial services corporation. The objective was delivered one year ahead of schedule.
  • As a board member and catalyst for change at the Calgary Stampede, modernized governance and leadership practices.

Prior Experience

  • Projects and Advisory
    • Trade consulting and management services for companies and for not-for-profits.
    • Organizational effectiveness and business plan modeling.
    • Service – VP Organizational Development – O&G Supply Chain; Transition Team Lead – Financial Services; Transition Lead – Community restructure and facility upgrades.
  • Government of Alberta
    • Contracted for Olympic and Paralympic Secretariat.
  • Tourism Industry
    • Board Chair & President, Tourism Calgary; Board Chair & President, AB Tourism Partners o/a Travel Alberta; VP Gov’t Relations, TIAALTA; Chair, Team Tourism/CTAP.
  • Family Enterprises
    • President & CEO, John Tynan & Co. Ltd; Manufacturing, Land Holdings & Family Trust.
  • Technologies
    • Board Chair, System Registries; Board Director, FileOnQ Inc. (Canada).


      • Executive leadership for over 35 years.

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To learn more about Russ please contact him directly.

Phone: (403) 264-8195   ext.1010
Toll Free: (888) 282-8450

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