Russ Wlad

Executive Vice President, Regional Operating Unit Leader, Canada at Stantec, Inc.

Russ Wlad

Russ Wlad

Executive Vice President, Regional Operating Unit Leader, Canada at Stantec, Inc.

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Russ Wlad is an executive vice president and the regional operating unit leader (ROUL) for Canada, overseeing Stantec’s three Canadian geographic regions.

He has over 27 years of experience overseeing the organization of multi-discipline teams to effectively provide value-added solutions to our clients. Russ has an excellent understanding of government and public sector clients, private land development, buildings, and industrial related projects. He recognizes the value of strong client relationships and of providing quality service by motivating teams to work collaboratively to deliver efficient and innovative projects.

As part of Stantec’s Diversity and Inclusion Council, Russ is passionate about creating an inclusive environment that supports bringing your authentic self to work. A father of three outgoing girls, he understands the importance of ensuring that Stantec is a company free of barriers and bias. He’s proud to effect these changes alongside our employees.

A University of Alberta graduate, Russ has served on many professional committees with Alberta Public Works Association, the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta, and the Consulting Engineers of Alberta. He’s also the former chair for the Urban Development Institute chapter of Red Deer.

Russ is a strong advocate of community involvement and has served on several boards and committees for local organizations including the Board of Directors for the 2019 Canada Winter Games, Canadian National Institute for the Blind, Red Deer College, Red Deer Regional Health Foundation, and Red Deer Minor Hockey, in addition to his active participation as a Rotarian for over 20 years.

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Russ Wlad
Executive Vice President, Regional Operating Unit Leader, Canada at Stantec, Inc.
Education
BASc Civil Engineering
Class of 1989

The University of Alberta (also known as U of A and UAlberta) is a public research university located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It was founded in 1908 by Alexander Cameron Rutherford, the first premier of Alberta, and Henry Marshall Tory, its first president. Its enabling legislation is the Post-secondary Learning Act. The university comprises four campuses in Edmonton, the Augustana Campus in Camrose, and a staff centre in downtown Calgary. The original north campus consists of 150 buildings covering 50 city blocks on the south rim of the North Saskatchewan River valley, directly across from downtown Edmonton. 39,000 students from Canada and 150 other countries participate in 400 programs in 18 faculties. The University of Alberta is a major economic driver in Alberta. The university's impact on the Alberta economy is an estimated $12.3 billion annually, or five per cent of the province's gross domestic product. The university has been recognized by the Academic Ranking of World Universities, the QS World University Rankings and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings as one of the top five universities in Canada and one of the top 100 universities worldwide. According to the 2014 QS World University Rankings, the top Faculty Area at the University of Alberta is Arts and Humanities (ranked 89th in the world), and the top-ranked Subject is English Language and Literature (22nd in the world). The University of Alberta is also a leading institution for the study of Ukraine and is home to the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies. The University of Alberta has graduated more than 275,000 alumni, including Governor General Roland Michener; Prime Minister Joe Clark; Chief Justice of Canada Beverley McLachlin; Alberta premiers Peter Lougheed, Dave Hancock, Jim Prentice and Rachel Notley; Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson and Nobel laureate Richard E. Taylor. The university is a member of the Alberta Rural Development Network, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education and the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System.

Career History
Executive Vice President, Regional Operating Unit Leader, Canada
Current

Stantec, Inc. engages in general design and architectural solutions. It specializes in engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, construction services, project management, and project economics, from initial project concept and planning through to design, construction, commissioning, maintenance, decommissioning, and remediation. It operates through the following segments: Buildings; Energy and Resources; Environment Services; Infrastructure; and Water. The Buildings segment offers e-design, design, and construction administration services in planning, architecture, buildings engineering, and interior design services for vertical infrastructure. The Energy and Resources segment is involved in industrial engineering, project management, and construction management services primarily for private sector clients. The Environment Services segment provides environmental services for private sector clients and remediation activities for private and public sector clients. The Infrastructure segment is responsible to design and engineering services; as well as project and construction management services. The Water segment is responsible for design and engineering and construction management services in water projects. The company was founded in 1954 and is headquartered in Edmonton, Canada.

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Director
2010 - 2010

Cleanfield Alternative Energy, Inc. develops, markets and distributes proprietary, renewable energy products. It develops and markets small wind turbines through authorized renewable energy dealers, distributors and direct channels. The company was founded in 2002 by Mihail Stern, Alexander Trica and Tony Verrelli and is headquartered in North York, Canada.

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If youre looking for a post-secondary experience where youll belong, receive a practical education that will prepare you for a successful life and a meaningful career, then youve found the right place. For 50 years, RDC has been known for delivering a hands-on learning experience by instructors who are experts in their field, but still know you by name. You get a sense right away on both our beautiful campuses - on 290 acres of rolling foothills on the edge of Red Deer and in the heart of our downtown - that RDC is a community where people matter most. We offer more than 75 different programs from skilled trades and certificate programs to diplomas and degrees. You can study on site at one of our exceptional campuses in Red Deer, or take advantage of our programs and courses offered online. Whether your passion is in Business, Arts, Education, Health, Sciences, Trades or anything in between, we have something for everyone! We welcome thousands of students each year from central Alberta, other Canadian provinces and from around the world. The diversity on our campus will open up and enrich your world. We also have great services and a lot of activities throughout the year for our students. If you like Athletics, good food, the outdoors, nightlife, cultural experiences and volunteering, then youll enjoy campus life! Our helpful staff is committed to ensuring you find not only the right program that fits your personality and interests, but also to connect you with scholarships and bursaries to limit your costs so that you can focus on your studies. Last year RDC awarded 755 scholarships to our students, totaling over $800,000. At RDC we care. About your future, about your well-being, and about providing the best programs that prepare you to thrive in the real world. When you get here you understand.

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