dtomawebDarrell Toma MSc, PAg, CMC, has 35 years of experience as a professional management consultant with extensive community and Institute board volunteer experience. He is a Certified Management Consultant and has attended the Banff Centre (Advanced Marketing Management). His experience includes consultant and Principal with Deloitte & Touche (13 years), two other consulting firms and his own firm since 1991. Darrell has worked on over 700 assignments concerning a wide variety of management problems in the public and private sector. He has specialized in economics and economic development, facilitation, marketing, policy analysis, business and strategic planning for senior management. He has industry experience in: agri-food, professional services, post-secondary, government, regional innovation and economic development, manufacturing networks, NGOs, rural developments and small business. His interests include: innovation, economic policy, business reviews, lean and productivity improvement, strategy and technology feasibility, within team-based projects. He has authored many publications, presented speeches and workshops and has been an expert commentator in the media. He has worked in Australia, Canada, Chile, Korea, Egypt, Mexico, Hong Kong and the USA.

Darrell on Linkedin

Educational & Professional Experience:

  • B.Sc. Agriculture, University of Alberta, 1977
  • M.Sc. Resource Economics, University of Alberta, 1979
  • Certified Management Consultant, CMC 1988
  • Professional Agrologist, PAg, 1980
  • Distinguished Agrologist Award, 1997
  • “Make It Happen Award”, CCAA, 2003
  • Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal, 2002
  • Alberta Centennial Medal, 2005

Member of the following organizations:

  • Alberta Institute of Agrologists (Advisor and several projects)
  • Institute of Certified Management Consultants of Alberta (Past Board member, Registration committee)
  • Alberta Watersmart (Board Member)
  • IICA (International Institute for Cooperation in Agriculture, 35 nations), Past Senior Advisor
  • Canadian Association of Management Consultants (Advocacy committee)
  • Canadian Consulting Agrologists Association (Past- President)
  • Economics Society of Northern Alberta (Past Board member)
  • Alberta Chambers of Commerce (Past President, 2005)
  • Edmonton Chamber of Commerce (Committee member- Economic Development, Finance, 4E)
  • Edmonton Regional Airports Authority (Past Business Member, 2005-2007)
  • Supply Chain Management Journal (Appointed Editor, 1999-2003)

Work Comment – Client and colleague comments on his work can be viewed on his linkedIn page (see above).

“Darrell is a truly out of the box thinker whose creativity is extremely valuable, particularly in projects where a template does not exist or where a project requires breaking new ground. Darrell is very personable and easy to work with. I highly recommend his expertise to those who need fresh insight into business processes and management decision making.”
– Dr. Les Fuller, PAg, Edmonton, Provincial Institute

“Darrell had a broad, almost visionary but still pragmatic, understanding of the business issues that we worked on together. He is certainly someone I would want at my boardroom table when I was involved in making a crucial long term decision.”
– John Knebel, QC, Edmonton international business lawyer

“Darrell has provided very valuable market and economic analyses to several research projects that I executed in recent years. In my mind, he is one of the best economists in the province, possessing a deep understanding of local and international factors that affect the rural economy. In addition to superb professional integrity, Darrell has a charming personality that makes working with him a treat.”
– Jan J. Slaski Ph.D., P.Ag. – Alberta Innovates Technology Futures

“I have had the pleasure of working with Darrell on a number of projects over the years. Darrell is a deep well of knowledge on issues affecting Alberta communities. He is strategic, insightful and demonstrates a real understanding of what makes our rural and urban economies tick. A man of great personal integrity and commitment to others, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Darrell.”
– Darren Reeder, former Chief Executive Officer, Alberta Chambers of Commerce.

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