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Ruth M. Sol
President & Treasurer Western Transportation Advisory Council (WESTAC)

Ruth Sol is President of the Western Transportation Advisory Council. WESTAC is a member-based council of senior decision makers in all facets of the transportation supply chain – carriers, ports and terminals, shippers, labour, and the three levels of government. She joined the Council in 1983 as Research Economist and held increasingly senior positions, and was appointed President in 2003. Previously she held positions in market research and statistical analysis at HA Simons International, a consulting engineering firm in the pulp and paper industry, and MacMillan Bloedel Limited, an integrated forest products firm merged into Weyerhaeuser Canada.

Ruth communicates the needs of the commercial transportation industry and its stakeholders, in her role of spokesman and lead facilitator. Under her leadership, this powerful forum of industry leaders meets to debate, discuss and better understand issues affecting transportation. As a catalyst for supply chain excellence, the Council ensures the industry's voice is heard and that the importance of transportation to our economic and social well-being is widely understood and appreciated.

Ruth holds an undergraduate degree in economics and an Executive MBA from Simon Fraser University. She is a member of the Association of Professional Economists of BC.

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