T.E.C. (The Executive Committee) Ltd.

T.E.C. (The Executive Committee) Ltd.

July 13, 2009 15:06 ET

TEC Canada Appoints New President

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - July 13, 2009) -

Attention: Business Editors

TEC (The Executive Committee) Canada has announced the appointment of Catherine Osler as its new President. The announcement was made July 2 at the company's headquarters in Calgary Alberta. Osler comes to this new position after a successful career as an accomplished entrepreneur. She has built her career on her ability to create vision, deliver results and build community.

Lynn Tanner, CEO and Chairman of TEC Canada said that he and his team are excited about the leadership that Catherine will provide to build on the proven strengths and ability to address the key challenges of CEOs and stimulate their personal and professional success.

"We are delighted to have someone as qualified and well suited to our organization as Catherine Osler. As she invested in her own development as a CEO she was a long standing member of our organization. When she sold her business, she embarked on the next phase of her career as a business strategist with a focus on leadership development. She joined TEC, as a Chair, building a group in Vancouver, successfully inspiring and guiding the CEO members to build strong, thriving organizations. She comes to us now with the skills and drive to lead the next phase of growth for our company."

TEC Canada has distinguished itself as a leader in the field of CEO education and development. The company is affiliated with Vistage International - an international organization of more than 14,000 CEO's and Presidents of growth-oriented businesses. It is the largest and longest established CEO membership organization in the world. Members meet monthly in small groups to exchange ideas and information, share their experience and expertise and help each other tackle the challenges and opportunities of running their businesses.

Osler's appointment supports Tanner's desire to see the company embark on a new phase of growth. Catherine is looking forward to the challenges of taking on a top executive role in this successful company and guiding its next phase of growth and development, especially one that she knows so well. "I am thrilled to be joining the TEC Canada team," said Osler. "Joining a company which has a demonstrated record of building CEO's personal and business success is very exciting."

Osler will lead a change initiative that will see a dynamic reorganization and restructuring as well as the renewal of the TEC brand and its promise. This will require a combination of vision, community building, communication, collaboration and a grounding in brand development, a unique mix that Osler embodies.

Prior to this appointment, Osler spent 10 years working as a strategic advisor to CEOs across North America. She brings to this position the wisdom and insight gained through thousands of hours of coaching and the 40 plus executives that she has had the privilege to work closely with since she established her practice in 2001.

Prior to this past decade, Osler established herself as a leader in the corporate communications field. She was the founder, President and CEO responsible for the growth and success of Titian Communications, a leading edge communications firm in Calgary in the fast growing decade of the 1980s. She counted high energy juniors such as Chauvco Resources, Morrison Petroleum, and Sceptre Resources as her clients, as well as the more established firms such as TransCanda Pipelines. After a successful merger and an acquisition to strengthen the new firm, Parallel Strategies, Osler built the firm's presence in Vancouver, again counting the leading firms in the resource sector among her clients. Parallel Strategies rose to become one of Western Canada's largest regional marketing and corporate communications firms with 100 employees in BC and Alberta and gross annual revenues of $25 million.

Osler is the winner of an Influential Woman in Business Award in Vancouver recognizing not only her accomplishments as an entrepreneur but her contributions to the community. She has served on Boards in the public, private, and non profit sectors. She is currently in her 3rd term as Board Chair of the Women's Enterprise Centre in British Columbia, a Western Economic Diversification funded initiative.

Catherine lives in Vancouver BC with her husband Peter and close to her grown children in Victoria and Calgary. When she is not working, she can be found on the water, rowing, kayaking or pursuing her passion for sailing.

For more information or to schedule an interview please contact Donna Chambers.

Contact Information

  • TEC (The Executive Committee) Canada
    Donna Chambers
    E.A. to the Executive Vice-President
    (403) 262-1010 or 1-800-661-9209
    Email: dchambers@tec-canada.com