About Ron Shewchuk, ABC
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Ron Shewchuk is one of Canada’s leading public relations professionals, with a 20-year track record of delivering positive results. Ron has served in senior positions in:
- corporate public relations,
- employee communications,
- marketing, and
- PR consulting.
He is an Accredited Business Communicator (ABC) and in 2002 was named Master Communicator by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), becoming one of only 35 Canadians to be honoured with this designation since it was established in 1980.
Ron’s career is marked by innovation and excellence. In the 1980s he was the world’s first public relations consultant to offer his services online, even before the existence of the World Wide Web. His writing talent and progressive approach to employee communications has earned him two prestigious Gold Quill awards, and he is a popular commentator and a sought-after speaker on communications issues.
As a public relations strategist and corporate spokesperson, Ron has helped several large Canadian organizations address major public issues, including an international activist campaign, environmental crises, and high-profile labour disputes.
Ron has an honours degree in journalism from Carleton University . He is an active member of IABC and has served as a chapter president and member of the association’s international Accreditation Board.
In addition to his passion for communications, Ron is an avid cook and was named by Chatelaine magazine as one of “Canada ’s food gurus.” He is Canada’s leading proponent of traditional Southern-style barbecue and his team, Rockin’ Ronnie’s Butt Shredders, won the 2004 Canadian National Barbecue Championships. Ron is the author of the bestselling books, Barbecue Secrets: Unbeatable Recipes, Tips & Tricks from a Barbecue Champion, Planking Secrets - How to grill with wooden planks for unbeatable barbecue flavor, and Barbecue Secrets DELUXE!published by Whitecap Books.
What Others Say About Ron Shewchuk
"Ron Shewchuk is the most practical employee communication pro I know. He's been solving impossible problems in this business for two decades now, and usually with a smile on his face. He makes it look easy."
- David Murray, editor, Ragan's Journal of Employee Communication Management
"Ron's infectious enthusiasm and natural talent for real-world communication - combined with broad experience as a communicator and consultant - put him high on my short list whenever I'm looking for help in strategic communications."
- Tony Pargeter, Director, Internal and E-Communications, Petro-Canada
"Ron is tenacious, always delivers, and is fun to work with."
- Brenda Erskine, Director, Communications & Community Affairs, Suncor Energy Oil Sands
"Ron's expertise is clearly exceptional. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone looking for high quality talent in employee communications."
- Lynda O'Donnell, Director, Human Resources, Art In Motion
August 12, 2009