Terrence Schmaltz

FCPHR, SVP HR & Communications & CHRO, Westminster Savings Credit Union

 

TJ started his career as a labour and employment lawyer, whom describes his moment of clarity as “seeing the light” and transiting into progressively more senior roles as an HR practitioner. As Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO), TJ has executive oversight for organizational culture and employee engagement, recruitment and workforce planning, training and leadership development, compensation and benefits, labour relations, and corporate and internal communications.

Prior to joining Westminster Savings in June 2017, TJ was the Vice President, Human Resources and CHRO for Impark, where he was responsible for overseeing all human resource functions across North America. During his time with Impark, TJ oversaw six acquisitions which doubled the organization’s headcount to nearly 10,000 employees in Canada and the US. Prior to working with what he describes as a “much beloved parking management company”, TJ worked in several other senior HR roles including Executive Director of HR for the District of West Vancouver, as Director of Labour and Employee Relations with BC Liquor Stores and within maximum security jails. The role TJ has held the longest however has been as a part-time instructor with the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) where he teaches courses in law and HR management.

TJ is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) as well as a Senior Certified Professional (SCP) with the US Society for Human Resource Management. He holds a Bachelor of Common Law (LLB) and a Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) from McGill University, and a Bachelor of Social Science from the University of Ottawa. In 2018, TJ was granted the title of Fellow Chartered Professional in Human Resources (FCPHR) by CPHR Canada. TJ serves as the Vice Chair of the board for CPHR Canada and as a member of the board for the OceanWise group of companies (which includes Vancouver Aquarium, Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, OceanWise Seafood). He is also the past chair of the board for CPHR BC & Yukon.

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