Feb 17, 2017

PFM Executive Search in Northern Canada

By PFM Search

PFM Executive Search is pleased to have successfully concluded two nation-wide searches on behalf of the Government of Northwest Territories. PFM is proud to play a part in supporting northern Canadian communities in their drive to attract and develop world class talent, and act as trusted advisor to the north’s governments and industries.

Dr. Joe Dragon

Deputy Minister of Environment and Natural Resources

PFM Executive Search congratulates Dr. Joe Dragon on his appointment to Government of Northwest Territories as Deputy Minister of Environment and Natural Resources. Dr. Dragon was born in Fort Smith and is a member of the Smith’s Landing First Nation. He returns to the NWT after holding several senior management positions with federal government. Currently the Director General, Workforce Development with the Department of National Defense, Dr. Dragon holds a PhD in Wildlife Ecology and Management from the University of Alberta. Dr. Dragon’s appointment will take effect March 1, 2017.

Joe Dragon

Mr. Tom Jensen

Deputy Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment

Mr. Tom Jensen joined GNWT in summer of 2016 as Deputy Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment. Previous to this, Mr. Jensen was an Executive with the Government of British Columbia for the past 23 years, most recently as Assistant Deputy Minister of Timber Operations, Pricing and First Nations Relations, with the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations. Over the past 12 years, Mr. Jensen has been an Assistant Deputy Minister in a range of Ministries, including Community and Rural Development; Attorney General; and, Community, Aboriginal and Women’s Services. His pursuit of post-secondary education and career experience has provided opportunities to live in the provinces of Quebec, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Mr. Jensen has a Master of City Planning degree from the University of Manitoba and Bachelor of Arts (Urban Studies) from Concordia University in Montreal.

DM Tom Jensen Headshot

PFM Executive Search wishes Dr. Dragon and Mr. Jensen every success in their respective roles within Government of Northwest Territories.

Based in Vancouver, PFM Executive Search, along with our Panorama Global Search Partners, provide outstanding facilitation of large and diverse Search & Selection Committees in our work with private, public and not-for-profit organizations.  The hallmark of success for PFM Executive Search over the last 24-years has been our ability to develop a strong working relationship with Boards and Selection Committees in creating a seamless process that nets proven results for our clients.