Jim Quick joined the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) in June 2010 following his tenure as President and CEO of the Canadian Paint and Coatings Association (CPCA) where he generated historic turnaround decisions and implemented innovative approaches to achieve public policy and association objectives.
Prior to joining CPCA, Jim was Assistant Deputy Minister at Communications New Brunswick where he positioned the Government of New Brunswick (GNB) as the communication model from which other provinces emulated his Leader-Led Communications Model.
Preceding his role as ADM to the Government of New Brunswick, Jim was recruited to become Director of Community and Public Relations for South East Health Care Corporation. While there, Jim developed a public affairs program that transformed the external image of the corporation and redeveloped its internal culture.
A native of Newfoundland and Labrador, Jim has held a number of senior advisory roles within the Government of Canada, specifically the Department of Foreign Affairs, Department of Communications, Federal Provincial Relations Office, and the Department of Industry and International Trade. A dedicated public servant, in 2007, Jim was honoured with the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal awarded to Canadians who made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their community and/or to Canada.
Jim has earned a number of post-secondary degrees including a Bachelor of Physical Education, Bachelor of Education, and a Master of Administration, Supervision and Program Design from Memorial University.
As a senior executive with expertise in both the public and private sector, Jim offers political dexterity and expertise, business acumen and innovative return on investment (ROI) approaches to issues management. A keen observer of public affairs, he offers advice to various stakeholders on all aspects of political affairs and public policy issues. As an avid golfer, in his own words he "enjoys the challenge of not having to make the same shot twice" and continues to develop winning strategies with exceedingly high professional standards.
The AIAC is Canada's national trade association representing the aerospace manufacturing and services sector — the fifth largest aerospace industry in the world. Employing more than 66,000 Canadians, the sector generates more than $20 billion in annual sales of which approximately 80% of which is exported. The organization represents the interests of more than 400 companies in all regions of the country.