Trevor Lewington is the Chief Executive Officer for Economic Development Lethbridge. Together with a 31-member volunteer Board of Directors, Trevor is proud to work with a talented team that develops and delivers on initiatives to promote the Lethbridge region as an excellent place to live, work, visit, invest and do business.
With over 15 years of executive management experience in the food processing industry, in addition to many years living the trials and tribulations of a small business owner combined with additional roles in the public sector, Trevor strives to provide a broad-based perspective and collaborative approach which will enhance initiatives that drive continued economic growth in southern Alberta.
Trevor holds a Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Human Resource Management, completed a Change Leadership Certificate with Cornell University and is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) through CPHR Alberta. He has been recognized as a Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) by the Society for Human Resource Management. Trevor is also a Certified Logistics Professional (CCLP) through the Canadian Institute of Traffic and Transportation. Trevor is an accredited Insights Discovery Client Practitioner delivering training on communication, team and leadership effectiveness.
Trevor is engaged and involved in his community and has been honoured to serve as the Deputy Mayor in the Village of Stirling for the last four years and as of October 2017 will now serve in the role of Mayor. Trevor is a member of the Advisory Board for the Dhillon School of Business at the University of Lethbridge. Trevor is also an active member of the Board of Directors for the Plant Protein Alliance of Alberta, Economic Developers Alberta, Economic Developers Association of Canada as well as the Lethbridge Hurricanes WHL Hockey Club.
In 2019, Trevor was awarded an honorary doctorate by the 29 institutions and professional associations that comprise the Claustro Doctoral Iberoamericano. Trevor was recognized by Economic Developers Alberta for “outstanding dedication and service” to the profession as “2019 Economic Developer of the Year.” Trevor has previously received an award from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities for his field work and contributions to the Caribbean Local Economic Development Project having worked to build local government capacity in Belize and Jamaica.
Sought out as a keynote speaker, trainer and master of ceremonies for a wide range of conferences and events, Trevor enjoys engaging with an audience in a way that actively involves participants while providing thought provoking messages that stimulate people to take action.