I'm an author, consultant and podcaster who is passionate about internal communications and outdoor cooking.
Ron Shewchuk is one of North America's leading communications professionals, with a 30-year track record of delivering positive results. Ron has served in senior positions in corporate public relations, employee communications, marketing, and PR consulting.
Ron is the author of Writing and Editing the Internal Publication: Delivering Employee Communications with Impact, Integrity and Style. He is an Accredited Business Communicator (ABC) and in 2002 was named Master Communicator by the Canadian arm of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), becoming one of only 43 communicators to be honoured with this designation since it was established in 1980.
Ron’s career is marked by innovation and excellence. In the 1980s he was the world’s first public relations consultant to offer his services online, even before the existence of the World Wide Web. His writing talent and progressive approach to employee communications has earned him two prestigious Gold Quill awards, and he is a popular commentator and a sought-after speaker on communications issues.
As a public relations strategist and corporate spokesperson, Ron has helped several large Canadian organizations address major public issues, including an international activist campaign, environmental crises, and high-profile labour disputes.
Ron has an honours degree in journalism from Carleton University. He is an active member of IABC and has served as a chapter president and member of the association’s international Accreditation Board.
Ron is Principal of Ron Shewchuk Consulting Inc., an independent communications firm based in Vancouver, British Columbia.
In addition to his passion for communications, Ron is an avid cook and was named by Chatelaine magazine as one of “Canada’s food gurus.” He is Canada’s leading proponent of traditional Southern-style barbecue and his team, Rockin’ Ronnie’s Butt Shredders, won the 2004 Canadian National Barbecue Championships. Ron is the author of the bestselling book, Barbecue Secrets: Recipes, Tips & Tricks From a Barbecue Champion, published by Whitecap Books. His latest book, Planking Secrets: Grilling with planks for unbeatable barbecue flavor, was published in the spring of 2006.
WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT RON SHEWCHUK
"Ron Shewchuk is the most practical employee communication pro I know. He's been solving impossible problems in this business for two decades now, and usually with a smile on his face. He makes it look easy."
- David Murray, editor, Ragan's Journal of Employee Communication Management
"Ron's infectious enthusiasm and natural talent for real-world communication - combined with broad experience as a communicator and consultant - put him high on my short list whenever I'm looking for help in strategic communications."
- Tony Pargeter, Director, Internal and E-Communications, Petro-Canada
"Ron is tenacious, always delivers, and is fun to work with."
- Brenda Erskine, Director, Communications &
Community Affairs, Suncor Energy Oil Sands
"Ron's expertise is clearly exceptional. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone looking for high quality talent in employee communications."
- Lynda O'Donnell, Director, Human Resources, Art In Motion