President & CEO, Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership (STEP)
Dale Botting was born and raised in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan and later attended high school and undergraduate university in Saskatoon. He has several university degrees in science, education, geography and planning from the University of Saskatchewan as well as post-graduate studies from the University of Calgary and the University of Saskatchewan. Dale’s early career was with the Saskatchewan Department of Environment, followed by work as the Prairie Region Manager for MacLaren Plansearch, a subsidiary of the global firm Lavalin Inc.
Dale has worked as a senior executive for the Saskatchewan Government on resource policy, regulatory reform, and organizational development and also helped plan and establish the former Department of Science and Technology. For eleven years, Dale served the Canadian Federation of Independent Business and created its first provincial offices in Manitoba and Saskatchewan while also building many programs for small business across all of Canada. He was recruited from Regina to Toronto and then returned home as VP of Western Canada.
For three years, Dale was the CEO of the Saskatchewan Association of Rehabilitation Centres (SARC) and its affirmative enterprise division known as SARCAN Recycling. Returning to the field of economic development, Dale was the Executive Director of Strategic Sector Development for the Saskatchewan Government followed by leadership as CEO of the Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority. Just prior to joining STEP, Dale had been successfully running his own international consulting business, Botting Leadership and Development Corporation. In 2005 Dale became the President and CEO of Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership with responsibility to lead STEP in to its second decade of innovation and growth. Dale currently leads an exceptional team of trade professionals who have received international recognition and respect.
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