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Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

Post-Graduate studies toward a Master of Arts (History), University of Regina, 2002 -

Post-Graduate studies toward a Master of Arts (History), University of Regina, 1971 - 1973

Bachelor of Arts (History, French), University of Regina, 1967 - 1970

High School, Central Collegiate Institute, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, 1963 - 1967

EXPERIENCE AND EMPLOYMENT

Kontakt Consulting, a sole proprietorship consulting business established by Lindy Kasperski in 2004.  (See also Kontakt Consulting Website)

Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan, Member for Regina Sherwood, June 1995 - November 2003; Vice Chair and Chair of the Caucus Committee on Economic Development, 1996-97; Vice Chair and Chair of the Regina Caucus, 1995-99; Vice Chair of the Government Caucus, 1997-99; Chair of the Government Caucus, 1999-2001; Government Co-Chair of the Saskatchewan Construction Panel, 2000-01; Deputy Speaker of the Legislature, 2001; Executive Member, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, Saskatchewan Branch. 2001 - 2003; and Président, Saskatchewan Section, L'Assemblée des parlementaires de la Francophonie (APF), 2002 - 2003.

Business and economic development consulting, June 1984 - June 1995. Specialized in the preparation of offering memoranda for private and public financing and community bond projects; community economic development and rural economic development consulting; various consulting services to small businesses. A detailed description of consulting experience is available upon request.

Futures Co-ordinator; McLeod, Young, Weir Limited, May 1983 - June 1984. McLeod, Young, Weir (now Scotia McLeod) is a full service Canadian investment dealer. Main experience was in the commodity futures area, both hedging and speculation. Activities included seminar development and presentations on hedging Canadian grains, livestock hedging, foreign currency and interest rate risk management.

Executive Vice-President, Mid-West Futures Limited, January 1981 - April 1983. Mid-West Futures was a Saskatchewan commodity futures brokerage established to provide service to commodities traders and hedgers in the Province. Mid-West Futures operated as an Outside Sales Agent for Clayton Brokerage Co. of St. Louis Inc., a major U.S. commodities firm. This work entailed contacts with a variety of agricultural commodity organizations.

Festival Director, Canadian Heritage Festival, January - October 1980. This was an annual project of the Federal Government and in 1980 was hosted by the Province of Saskatchewan. The festival involved folkloric contingents from all provinces of Canada entertaining in the host province. The 1980 festival involved 250 performers, 35 performing sites and over 105 individual shows. Contracted jointly by the Federal and Provincial Governments for the position.

Regional Director, Travel Network (Saskatchewan), May - December 1979. Travel Network was a company established to sell and service retail travel agency franchises. Primarily involved in selling retail travel agency franchises and establishing the support system for Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Company was purchased by Travel Network organization in the United States who eventually phased out Canadian operations.

Multicultural Co-ordinator, Cultural Activities Branch, Saskatchewan Culture and Youth; February 1973 - April 1979. Had responsibility for the development and implementation of Saskatchewan's initial multicultural programs. Considerable experience was also gained in community program development, administration and budgetary responsibilities. The position entailed frequent travel throughout Saskatchewan as well as regular liaison with other provincial governments and with Ottawa.

Research Assistant, Archives of Saskatchewan; April - September 1971.

OTHER RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

Participant, 60th CSG (Midwest) Annual Conference, Regina, SK, July 31 - Aug. 4, 2005.  (See also CSG Midwest Annual Meeting)

Participant, State Legislative Leadership Forum (SLLF), Second Trans-Atlantic Symposium, Kraków, Poland, July 9 - 13, 2003.

Président, Saskatchewan Section, L'Assemblée des parlementaires de la Francophonie (APF), 2002 - 2003.

Participant, APF Annual Conferences: Toronto (1997), Aylmer, Québec (1998), Ottawa (1999), Fredericton (2000), Québec City (2001), Halifax (2002), Lafayette, Louisiana (2003).

Executive Member, Saskatchewan Branch, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA): 2001-2003.

Participant, CPA Legislative Exchange Seminar, Washington, D.C. and Annapolis, Maryland, March, 2002.

Participant, CPA Annual Conferences: Halifax (1995), Toronto (1998), Québec City (1999), Charlottetown (2000) and a CPA Annual Seminar, Fredericton (1997).

Deputy Speaker, Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan: 2001.

Government Co-Chair, Saskatchewan Construction Panel: 2000-2001.

Host Committee Chair, Council of State Governments - Midwest (CSG-Midwest): Legislative Exchanges to Saskatchewan, 2000 and 2001.

Participant, United States State Department Legislative Orientation, Washington, D.C. and CSG-Midwest Exchange to Iowa, February 2001.

Bid Committee Chair to Host 2005 CSG-Midwest Annual Conference in Saskatchewan, successfully presented, Lincoln, Nebraska, July 2001 (see CSG Midwest Annual Meeting)

Participant, CSG-Midwest Annual Conferences: Lincoln, Nebraska (2001) and Fargo, North Dakota (2002).

Participant, First Poland-Canada Symposium on Oil and Natural Gas, Warsaw, October, 2001.

Representative, Government of Saskatchewan to Department of External Affairs on International Cultural Agreements with USSR, France, Belgium, and Germany, 1975 - 1979.

Chairman, Queen's Silver Jubilee Interdepartmental Committee, Government of Saskatchewan, 1978.

Producer, Province of Saskatchewan's Multicultural Show for the Arts and Culture Program of the XI Commonwealth Games, Edmonton, Alberta, August, 1978.

Producer, Province of Saskatchewan's Multicultural Show for the Arts and Culture Program of the Olympics, Montreal, July 1976.

Government Liaison Officer for the Saskatchewan Multicultural Advisory Council, 1975 - 1979.

Co-ordinator, Provincial Government Translation Service, 1974 - 1975.

Entertainment Co-ordinator, Royal Visit, Wascana Centre, Regina, July, 1974.

COURSES AND ADDITIONAL TRAINING

Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development (BILLD) and Mid-West Council of State Govenments, Legislative Leadership Program, Madison, Wisconsin, July 2002.

French Language Summer Immersion Program, Language Institute, University of Regina, July, 1998 and July, 2000.

Intermediate Polish Language Course, Language Institute, University of Regina, Spring, 1998.

Polish Language Summer School Immersion Program, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland, August, 1996 and July, 1997.

French Language Course, University of Regina, Autumn, 1991.

Economic Development Program, University of Waterloo, Seminar on Economic Impact Analysis, October, 1991.

Economic Development Program, University of Waterloo, Seminar on Preparation of Business Plans, September, 1988.

Economic Development Program, University of Waterloo, Year 2 of Certificate in Economic Development, May, 1988.

Economic Development Program, University of Waterloo, Year 1 of Certificate in Economic Development, April, 1988.

Certified General Accountants Association, September, 1987 - June, 1988 (Completed first year.)

Canadian Securities Course, September, 1983.

Canadian Commodity Futures Course, May, 1983.

National Commodity Futures Examination (American), April, 1983.

Commodity Trading Course, Commodity Education Institute, Dallas, Texas, January, 1981.

Planning, Controls and Employee Relations, Public Service Commission of Saskatchewan, a three module administration course, November - December, 1978.

Planning Systems in Government, Public Service Commission of Saskatchewan, September, 1977.

Organization Course for Supervisors, Public Service Commission of Saskatchewan, September, 1977.

Festival Management Course, Banff School of Fine Arts, October, 1974.

LANGUAGES

French, Polish and German.

VOLUNTARY ACTIVITIES, INTERESTS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Participant, 27th Annual Conference, PGSA, Chicago, September, 2005. (See also PGSA Website)

Volunteer Instructor, SGS Seminar, Internet Sources for Galician Genealogical Research, February, 2005.  (See also SGS Website)

Participant, 24th Annual Conference, Polish Genealogical Society of America (PGSA), Chicago, October 2002. (See  also PGSA Website)

Participant, Discovering Our Roots, Federation of East European Family History Societies (FEEFHS), International Genealogical Conference, Regina, July, 2002.  (See also FEEFHS Website)

Member, Saskatchewan Genealogical Society (SGS), 1992 - present.  (See also SGS Website)

Member, East European Genealogical Society (EEGS, Winnipeg), 1994 - present.  (See also EEGS Website)

Member, Polish Genealogical Society of America (PGSA, Chicago), 1997 - present.  (See also  PGSA Website)

Exhibitor, SGS Genealogical Fair, 1996 and 1997.  (See also SGS Websitge)

Volunteer Instructor, SGS Workshops on Introductory Polish and Ukrainian Genealogy, 1996 -1998.  (See also SGS Website)

President, Regina Northwest Sports Association, 1988-90.

Vice-President, Regina Northwest Sports Association, 1985-88.

Vice-President, Polish Canadian Cultural Club of Regina, 1977-81.

Secretary-Treasurer, Saskatchewan Recreation Society, 1977 - 1978.

Chairman, Zone V Parks and Recreation Board, Regina, 1975 - 1977.

Founding Committee Member, Regina Mosaic Festival, 1976 - 1977.

Member, Poltava Dance Ensemble of Regina, 1976.

Founding Committee Member, Regina Open Door Society, 1975.

Member, Polonia Dance Ensemble of Regina, 1973 - 1975.

Participant, Polish Dance Choreography Workshop, Lublin, Poland, July 1974.

Member, France-Canada Association of Saskatchewan, 1972 - 1974.

Member, Le Théâtre Amateur Français de Régina, 1971 - 1973.

Chairman, Canadian Institute of International Affairs, Regina Branch, 1970 - 1972. (More info)