President and Chief Executive Officer
Prior to joining the AER, Laurie Pushor served as Deputy Minister for the Saskatchewan Ministry of Energy and Resources for two years, from 2018 until 2020. He served as the Deputy Minister for the former Ministry of the Economy from 2014 to 2018, and served four years as Chief of Staff for several government departments in Saskatchewan, including Social Services, Energy, and Health.
Mr. Pushor’s previous roles include Director of Recruitment and Admissions for the University of Saskatchewan, where he was responsible for Canadian and international recruitment and activities. Prior to this, Mr. Pushor and his family spent three years in Nova Scotia where he played a similar role for St. Francis Xavier University.
Mr. Pushor and his family lived in Edmonton for many years before relocating to Nova Scotia.
In Edmonton, Mr. Pushor worked with the provincial government in a number of roles, including with the Ministry of Economic Development. Early into his career, he worked for the Lougheed government as well as the Klein administration.
Mr. Pushor’s private sector experience includes managing a consulting operation involved with marketing, public opinion research, and fundraising counsel.
Mr. Pushor’s wife Debbie is a Professor at the University of Saskatchewan with research interests in parent engagement and parent knowledge. They have three sons.