Candidate for Councillor, Lee Kruszewski, P.Eng.

Lee Kruszewski

Candidate Overview

  • Over 30 years of experience in both public (Government of Alberta) and private (telecommunications and multimedia) sector organizations up to executive and senior management levels
  • Extensive policy, strategy, and financial and risk management and oversight experience with over $100-million level of responsibility for several initiatives
  • Served on a number of boards and advisory groups for research and technology development and commercialization

Personal Statement

I am a long-standing APEGA member having extensive executive and senior management experience in both the public and private sectors over more than 30 years.

As a leader, I demonstrate personal integrity by thoroughly reviewing the facts and carefully considering the views of others to make balanced and impactful decisions on key issues.

I have leadership and governance experience for numerous technical strategic initiatives and organizations and served as a board or advisory member for a number of technical and innovation organizations. With an M.Sc. in engineering, I have broad-based technical, partnership, and strategy experience in corporate (telecommunications), start-up (multimedia/gaming), and government (public/private partnerships, international investment attraction, technology industry development, science and innovation strategy, and program development) environments. My network is both broad and deep across government, industry, and academia.

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Get to Know the Candidate in Four Questions

What does self-regulation mean to you as a member of APEGA? 

APEGA self-regulation is a privilege. It is retained if the trust of the government and public is maintained. Engineering and geoscience are highly technical professions. By allowing membership to govern itself APEGA is able to properly understand and manage the diverse and deeply technical, economic, social, and environmental issues that it faces as a profession.

What would you bring to Council?

I have over 30 years of leadership and governance experience for numerous technical strategic initiatives and organizations and served as a board or advisory member of a number of technical and innovation organizations. With an M.Sc. in engineering, I have broad based technical, partnership, and strategy experience in corporate (telecommunications), start up (multimedia/gaming) and government (public/private partnerships, international investment attraction, technology industry development, science and innovation strategy, and program development) environments. My network is both broad and deep across government, industry, and academia.

As the regulator of engineering and geoscience, what challenges does APEGA face?

As a regulator of the engineering profession, APEGA needs to balance the views and interests of its members while fulfilling its mandate to protect the public. This protection has become very complex with due consideration needing to be given to the opportunities and risks associated with rapid technological advancement while considering the needed balance between economic advancement, social responsibility, and environmental sustainability.

What is the value of a professional licence with APEGA?

A professional licence is a demonstration of the value that professional members bring to Alberta industry and its citizens. It is a symbol of the duty of care, creation of value, and technical excellence demanded of our profession.

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