Russell Carr, BA, MA, MPA - Co-Founder of Carr Leiren and Associates
Russell was a public policy consultant to executive and senior managers for over two decades. He worked in senior level positions with Alberta Treasury and Alberta Recreation and Parks. This experience, combined with a Masters of Arts Degree in Political Science from Carleton University and a Masters of Public Administration from Queen's University made Russell an expert in policy analysis.
With decades of experience as an instructor in politics, sociology and social policy, Russell was highly skilled at developing discussion papers, workshops and seminars to teach his clients about public policy and related issues.
The value of such discussions can be demonstrated by the fact some of Russell's papers are still providing significant value through their current use to develop social policy. The Alberta Premier's Council on the Status of Persons with Disabilities and work with the Bethany Care Society continue to be regularly referenced as guiding documents in the development of policies for those with disabilities.
Russell was also a strong advocate of advanced education. As a member of A Learning Alberta's Steering Committee, he looked at ways to improve advanced education in the province. In conversation with Emily Smit, Russell Carr explained what the committee discovered and how they plan to address topics such as tuition and community programs for a video series by www.policychannel.com.
Russell Carr passed away at 64 years of age on July 29, 2009. However, the legacy of his work continues to attest to the importance of strong policy development and effective governance, the foundations which Carr Leiren and Associates was built upon.