Executives-in-Residence

The JSGS Executive-in-Residence program integrates former senior public servants into the academic, research and executive education components of the school. Current executives-in-residence include experts in areas ranging from board governance, to executive leadership, to public administration, to Indigenous governance and reconciliation, to innovation policy and social policy.

As part of their role within the school, executives-in-residence co-teach some of the graduate and executive education classes and are available to students for mentoring.

Executive-in-Residence

Picture of  Ken Acton

Ken Acton Executive-in-Residence, U of R

Areas of Interest: Public administration, Board governance, Government structure, Executive leadership and mentorship


Picture of  Keith Comstock

Keith Comstock Executive-in-Residence, U of R

Areas of Interest: Public Sector Governance, Program Review and Development, Change Management, Inter-governmental Relations


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Jim Engel BA (Hons), MA Executive-in-Residence, U of R

Areas of Interest: Public policy, Public administration, Leadership, Ethics, Strategic planning, Program evaluation, Alcohol, gambling and cannabis - policy and impacts on society, Indigenous engagement and economic development, First Nations gaming, Health policy, Information privacy and access


Picture of  Kevin Fenwick

Kevin Fenwick LLB Executive-in-Residence, U of R

Areas of Interest: Working with and learning from Indigenous cultures, Public engagement in government, Collaborative and interest-based problem-solving, Innovation in government processes and programs


Picture of  Dan  Florizone

Dan Florizone MBA, BComm Executive-in-Residence, U of S

Areas of Interest: Health administration, Lean practices, Policy deployment, Large scale change, Performance measurement, development and design, Intersectoral initiatives, Citizen-centred approaches, Team engagement in problem-solving


Picture of  Lin Gallagher

Lin Gallagher MSc Executive-in-Residence, U of R

Areas of Interest: Environmental management, Consultation and stakeholder engagement, Legislative and regulatory tools, Organizational culture and leadership


Picture of  Louise Greenberg

Louise Greenberg PhD, MSc, BSc Executive-in-Residence, U of R

Areas of Interest: Public administration, Machinery of government, Food policy and science, Agriculture, Crisis management


Picture of  Neal Kewistep

Neal Kewistep MPA, BA Executive-in-Residence, U of S

Areas of Interest: Indigenous governance and leadership, Indigenous health and communities, Public administration, Health care systems


Picture of  Jerome Konecsni

Jerome Konecsni MA, BA, BEd, PhD (h.c.) Executive-in-Residence, U of S

Areas of Interest: Innovation - entire spectrum from practice policy, Agricultural innovation, Communications as it relates to Leadership, Management and Governance, Governance, Entrepreneurship, Managing the Supply Chain