President & COO, Des Nedhe Developments LP
Gary Merasty honed his leadership skills during two terms as grand chief of the Prince Albert Grand Council and as a member of Parliament serving northern Saskatchewan. A member of the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation, Gary graduated from the University of Saskatchewan’s Indian Teacher Education Program in 1991 and received his masters of education in 2004. He has worked as chief of staff at the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations, associate director of education in his home community and spent three years with Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting Company.
Gary has served on a variety of boards including the Prince Albert Development Corporation, West Wind Aviation Limited Partnership, Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies and Saskatoon Airport Authority. He was previously Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility at Cameco Corporation.