Ron Podbielski

A graduate of the University of Regina’s Journalism and Communications program, Ron joined Farm Credit Canada (FCC) as Vice President, Communication and Corporate Social Responsibility in November 2011 after a 25-year working career in communications in the energy and telecommunications industries, as well as within Government.

In addition to his executive responsibility for FCC’s community investment and social responsibility programs, Ron also leads the communications, change management, translation and content management, and social and traditional media functions for FCC.  He is proud to work for a company that has been ranked repeatedly amongst the top 10 employers in Canada and has a strong history and reputation of community involvement across Canada.

Ron currently is a Board Member of Globe Theatre and recently served on the Saskatchewan Roughriders 100th anniversary committee. He also was a fundraising chair for galas on behalf of Street Culture Kidz, an inner-city youth organization, and the Royal Canadian Legion One 80th anniversary gala in Regina. His other past involvement includes sitting on the Board of Directors for the Saskatchewan Science Centre and working on marketing and communications for both the 2003 Grey Cup and the 2001 Mastercard Memorial Cup.

With his long history on “both sides as a table”, managing corporate sponsorship and community investment budgets as well as volunteering on behalf of numerous charities and community activities, Ron is passionate about the need for both groups to nurture better relationships and achieve business goals together.  Some of his most satisfying achievements have come from several innovative business/community partnerships throughout his career.

Ron lives in Regina with his wife, Stacey, and two children.