Chair, Environmental, Social and Governance Committee
Mr. Sylvester (C.Dir.) has been a member of SaskEnergy’s Board of Directors since August 2019 and is the Chair of the Environmental, Social and Governance Committee.
He has 42 years of sales, marketing, and leadership experience in consumer-packaged goods industry, and he retired in July 2017 as National Account Manager for Sofina Foods Inc.
Mr. Sylvester is Past Chair of the Sandra Schmirler Foundation; serves as President and Chair of OSP Community Development Corp, builders and operators of Optimist Hill and Diefenbaker Park, Saskatoon; is a member of the Parkinson Society of Canada advisory board; and serves as Vice Chair of the District Planning Commission for Saskatoon and the RM of Corman Park. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Information Services Corporation until May 2016, and is past chair of the Canada Celebrates Optimist Canada Day, from 2003 until 2017, and continues involvement with this event.
Recognized for his contributions to his community, Mr. Sylvester received the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal in 2005, the Toyota Never Quits Award in 2006 and the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Commemorative Medal in 2013.
He is a graduate of Conestoga College with a Business Marketing diploma, earned a Business Administration Certificate from the University of Saskatchewan in 2006, and attained the Chartered Director (C.Dir) designation from McMaster University in 2012. Mr. Sylvester lives in Saskatoon, with his wife Linda, near his grandchildren.