Albert (Al) Gerow serves as a Senior Advisor with the S360 Vancouver, B.C. office. He approaches his work with a deep commitment to building collaborative relationships at the local, regional, provincial, and federal levels, as well as with First Nations, business and industry, and community-based organizations. With over 30 years of experience and leadership across multiple sectors, Al understands how to engage a diversity of interests to move projects forward. Al has significant expertise in forestry and natural resources, human resources management, governance, education, and community economic development.
Born and raised in Burns Lake, British Columbia, Canada, Al is a member of the Carrier/Sekani Nation and former elected Chief of the Burns Lake Band. During his term as Chief, Al focused on education, economic development, financial stability, and employment opportunities for band members.
In previous roles, Al has built strong working relationships with First Nations bands, industry, and all levels of government. He also has deep roots (no pun intended) in forestry, from harvesting to finishing, including knowledge in nano/nano crystalline fibre research. With experience in the public, private and community sectors, Al has a unique depth of knowledge which he has drawn on throughout his varied career, including as a business owner, college instructor, economic development and elected school board trustee, and municipal councillor.
Al holds a diploma in Business Administration from the University of Victoria. He is also a certified Lead Auditor in ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems, a certified Employment Counselor, and certified in Emergency Spill Response. Al graduated from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Academy in 1979, certified.
When Al in not earning new certifications, he is an accomplished artist with work showcased at the Northwestern National Exhibition Center “Ksan” Village, in Hazelton, B.C. He’s an avid outdoorsman, community volunteer within the forestry community, and enjoys spending time camping with family and friends.