Marc is senior human resources business partner at Vale Canada Ltd., Ontario operations. He attended Laurentian University and has a master’s degree in industrial relations from Queen’s. He volunteers his time with board of director for Meals on Wheels.
Q: What makes you happy about living in Sudbury?
A: We live near Bell Park, so it’s one of the places in Sudbury that gives my family and I great enjoyment. Bell Park is a draw for us in all four seasons. Whether we’re taking our son to the playground, going for a walk on the boardwalk or using the skating trail in the winter, it’s a place that we have made and continue to make great memories.
Q: What is your proudest accomplishment?
A: I’ve been fortunate to have been involved in some really great work, both in the community and at Vale. From updating the Vision, Mission & Values statements at Meals on Wheels (Sudbury) to supporting the planning of the ground-breaking Mining Mental Health research project with Vale, USW and CROSH, there have been many occasions when I have felt especially proud of not just the outcome of a particular project, but also the process that got us there. However, my proudest moments come as a parent. My wife and I continue to be surprised at how these small moments in time bring immense pride and joy in our lives.
Q: What is the most important lesson you’ve learned?
A: I can’t do it alone. As much as I want to believe in my ability to complete tasks and deal with life’s issues on my own, I’ve come to realize that generally, working and dealing with my issues in isolation just doesn’t work. to see this clearly.
Q: What advice would you give the other young leaders?
A: Be generous. Be it with your time or with your knowledge.