Charmaine Gazdic-Querney

Vice President - Group Benefits Sales & Consulting
 
Charmaine joined Schuster Boyd McDonald in 1998. As a senior benefits consultant her specialty is introducing and developing cost containment initiatives which allows clients to get more value for the dollars they invest in both salaries and benefits. Specifically concentrating on employee benefits programs Charmaine has acquired extensive experience in plan design, risk management, analysis of benefits costs and funding arrangements and renewal negotiation. In addition Charmaine assists clients in developing a strategic plan that carefully balances the benefits plan interests of both the employer and their employees. She also provides assistance with collective bargaining and employee benefits seminars.
 
Charmaine is currently the senior consultant for a number of mining sector groups throughout Canada and has been instrumental in reducing benefits premiums for a number of large social service groups throughout Northern Ontario. Understanding the challenges our community faces in attracting and retaining health care professionals, Charmaine was member of a "team of local professionals" who successfully organized a "Dr. Recruitment Weekend" which resulted in a number of health care professionals transferring to our Community. Charmaine is a well known speaker at industry events and provides extensive comment on changing demographics and employee retention.
 
Prior to joining the our team Charmaine was a senior manager for 20 years with one of Sudbury's most successful retail sporting goods stores and a  representative for one of Canada's National Buying Groups. Charmaine has extensive experience in the fields of customer service, marketing, and communications, contract negotiations and human development. Born and raised in Sudbury, Charmaine brings a wealth of personal and managerial experience to Schuster Boyd McDonald.
 
Charmaine currently is a Director on the Women in Mining Canada Board and the President of Women in Mining Northern Ontario. She also participates in a number of boards for community fund raising events.

 

You can contact Charmaine directly at Ext. 227