Rob Stephanson, FCPA, FCGA
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Married to Linda for 34 years and have two sons; Robert, a journeyman carpenter who is married to Katrina, a teacher, and they are the proud parents of my year old granddaughter Scarlett; and Scott, who is a bookkeeper and also instructs computer classes part-time.
Partner for 11 years at Cogent Business Consulting, a public practice firm with offices in Regina, Weyburn, Meadow Lake and Battleford, Saskatchewan.
Prior to joining Cogent, was the controller of the Weyburn Co-operative Association from 2000 to 2004. Also worked as a staff accountant at a public practice in Shaunavon from 1997 to 2000, and was the head instructor in the Business Program at Southeast Regional College in Weyburn from 1995 to 1997, where my main responsibility was development of the CGA onsite program.
Received CGA designation in 1998 and the CGA Fellow designation in 2008, and also have an accounting diploma (Honours) from the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST), Palliser Campus in Moose Jaw.
Appointed to the CGA Canada Board in November 2011 as the Governor for Saskatchewan, Yukon and the Northwest Territories and still filling that position to date.
Elected to two, three year terms on the CGA Saskatchewan board, spring of 2003 and spring of 2006. Served as President November 2005 to October 2007. Also served on the Audit, Student Appeals, Bylaw and Ethics and Executive Director Hiring/Compensation committees. Served on the CGA Canada CICA competitive analysis task force in 2006/2007.
Community involvement includes: in 19th year as a Councillor on Weyburn City Council, current committee duties include Police Commission, Leisure Services Commission, District Planning Committee, Employee Relations Committee, and the Economic Development Committee. Have also sat on the Tourism and Environment committees and the Parks Board.
Elected as one of two Saskatchewan representatives to the Canadian Association of Police Governance in August 2012 and have been re-elected each subsequent year to date. Elected as President for a two year term in August 2015 after serving on the Executive Committee as Treasurer for the 2014-15 operating year. Also served on the Policing and Justice and the First Nations Policing committees of CAPG.
Received the Weyburn Chamber of Commerce “Golden Spike Award” for outstanding service to the community in March 2015.
Received the “Saskatchewan Centennial Medal” as chair of the Weyburn committee for the 2005 Provincial Centennial Celebrations.
Vice-chair of the 2004 Saskatchewan Summer Games hosted in Weyburn.
City liaison on the 2005 Royal Bank Cup national junior “A” hockey tournament host committee.
20 years with the Youngfellows Club of Weyburn, a service club unique to Weyburn, served terms as President, Secretary, Treasurer, executive member and chair of various fundraising projects.
Former President, allocations chair and director with Weyburn & District United Way.