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Ron Styles B.A., B.A. (Honours), M.A. Executive-in-Residence, U of R

Executive-in-Residence, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy; and former President, SaskTel

Ron Styles has recently joined JSGS as an Executive-in-Residence. His formal education was taken at the University of Regina, where he received several degrees including an MA in Economics with a specialization in Public Finance.

He served with the Government of Saskatchewan for over 35 years in a variety of roles in both the crown and executive sectors of government. Ron was most recently the President of SaskTel, retiring in June of 2017, and prior to that he served as the President of the Crown Investments Corporation, the Deputy Minister of Finance, as well as the Deputy Minister of Highways, the President of Sask Housing, and the President of Sask Water.

During his time in government he oversaw a number of significant restructuring initiatives, including the last major corporate tax restructuring, the Federal-Provincial-Territorial housing agreements that devolved social housing to the provinces, SaskTel’s continued shift to an internet company based on fibre optics and emerging wireless technologies, as well as the sale of the province’s financial interests in the SaskFerco Fertilizer Plant and the Regina Oil Upgrader. Ron also works as a consultant, assisting Governments, businesses, and non-profit corporations in Western Canada.