Jim Smith has been on the Board of Directors since June, 2011. Along with being the Acting Board Chair, Jim sits on the Audit and Risk Committee, Governance and Environmental Committee, and Human Resources Committee.
Jim had a successful career, spanning 32 years, in the forestry industry with both Proctor and Gamble and Weyerhaeuser. To his role, he brings extensive knowledge and expertise in senior leadership and management, capital planning and projects, and corporate strategy.
Currently, Jim is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors, Chair of the Engineers Canada Admission Advisory Board, and is very active in other community Boards including the Community Foundation of Greater Grande Prairie, the Grande Prairie and District Chamber of Commerce, the GPRC Foundation, and the Wapiti Corridor Planning Society. In addition to his work with our community, Jim provides consulting services in product and business development, manufacturing and project management, as well as teaches a series of leadership courses.