After graduating from Georgetown University (BSBA ’67), Washington, DC and the Richard Ivey School of Business program (MBA ’69) and gaining significant experience in the investment banking industry for approximately eight years, Paul J. Hill is the third generation in the Hill family to lead The Hill Companies. His leadership and strategic direction serves as a catalyst to diversify The Hill Companies and the employment base of the province. He was the driving force in structuring the 1991 transaction that led to obtaining the controlling interest in Crown Life and relocating its head office from Toronto to Regina. He subsequently became its Chairman. The Hill Companies now operate in the areas of real estate, insurance, media, oil and gas, and manufacturing. Paul’s extensive network within the North American business community facilitates his ability to aggressively seek out unique business opportunities.
He has served on the boards of the Investment Dealers Association, Canada Trust Bank, North Canadian Oils, Shopping.com, Government House Foundation, The Conference Board of Canada, US Forest Products Inc. and as Chairman of Boardwalk Real Estate Investment Trust as well as several other Canadian and US corporations. He is actively involved in public policy through his board participation with The CD Howe Institute, The Fraser Institute, , and The Canadian Council of Chief Executives. He also serves on the advisory board of the Georgetown University Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business (Washington, DC, USA), The Woodrow Wilson Institute (Washington, DC, USA), the Richard Ivey School of Business (London, ON, CAN) and the University of Regina Paul J. Hill School of Business (Regina, SK, CAN). He established the Hill- Ivey Scholarships as well as the Business Ethics Scholarships and the scholarships for the Catholic Studies program at Campion College (Regina, SK, CAN). He served on the board of the Saskatchewan Roughrider Football Club for over 22 years. Paul is a founding board member of the Asia Pacific Foundation, which focuses on the importance of Canada’s cultural and commercial relationships with China and other Asia Pacific countries and he serves on the Canada China Business Council. He is also a board member of the Canada Arizona Business Council and is the current chairman of the board for the Harvard Companies, Western Surety and UFR Urban Forest Recyclers Inc.(Brook, Indiana).
In 2011 and 2012, Paul was awarded with an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Regina and also the University of Western Ontario, in recognition of the positive impact his leadership has made throughout Canada. In 2010, he was entrusted as a Knight of St. Sylvester by Pope Benedict XVI in acknowledgment of his charitable work. He has also received the Canada 125 Medal, the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal and the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal, the Order of Canada (2015) - which is one of the country's highest civilian honours that recognizes outstanding achievement and service to the nation. Paul and Carol have received the CTV Citizens of the Year (2014) and Philanthropists of the Year from the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Most recently Paul received the prestigious recognition of the Saskatchewan Order of Merit and, along with his wife Carol, were named Humanitarians of the Year by the Canadian Red Cross in 2017.They are also proud to sponsor the annual Distinguished Speaker Series at the Georgetown McDonough School of Business, University of Regina and Athol Murray College of Notre Dame. Among his many community initiatives, Paul’s philanthropic efforts have focused on providing education opportunities for inner-city youth. In 2007, he established the Mother Teresa Middle School of Regina (focused on under privileged children starting in grades 6, 7 & 8 and continuing for a full eleven years, including high school, post-secondary and right up to the first job) which is Canada’s first Jesuit fostered academy. He also founded ‘One Life Makes a Difference’, a charitable foundation that focuses on assisting disadvantaged youth.
Mo Bundon, S.O.M, is results oriented and customer driven. Over the past 30 years, he has developed a team that is responsive to the ever-changing dynamics of real estate. Together, they have overseen the development and leasing of major office towers, retail projects, industrial land and residential land in Saskatchewan and Alberta. While Mo’s passion continues to be real estate, as Vice Chair of Harvard Developments Inc., his leadership and strategic direction are instrumental in continuing The Hill Companies tradition of prosperity.
Rosanne Hill Blaisdell is the Managing Director & COO of Harvard Developments Inc., a long-standing full service real estate company headquartered in Regina, Saskatchewan. After working in commercial banking and investment management for a number of years, in 1997, Rosanne as the fourth generation of the Hills, joined the family business. Today, she oversees the Corporate Head Office for The Hill Companies and the company’s Canadian real estate operations with portfolio holdings of 10 mil.sq.ft. She is currently leading several mixed-use and transit-oriented development projects, totaling 2.5 mil.sq.ft. in Western Canada.
Rosanne holds an MBA and a CCIM real estate designation. She is a past Business Advisory Board member for SaskPower and Regina Economic Development. She currently serves on the Regina Exhibition Association Futures Committee and St. Mary’s University College Board of Governors. She is a member of NAIOP, the Regina Chamber of Commerce, IWF, YPO and ICSC.
Leading an exceptional multi-disciplinary team, Steve is accountable for the total enterprise performance of Harvard Property Management Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Harvard Developments Inc. The company manages 6.0 million square feet of primarily Class A office and retail properties throughout Western Canada that are valued over $1B; along with another 1.7 million feet served under its facility management division.
The property management team strives diligently to enhance and preserve real estate value for Harvard, its real estate partners and 3rd party clients, as well as ensuring an exceptional customer experience for building tenants and their guests. The company’s motto, Service is our Finest Property; reflects Steve’s belief that “real estate is about people, rather than bricks ‘n mortar”.
Steve has organized Harvard’s real estate management activities for the past 27 years. He is a member of Harvard's senior leadership team and the licensed Associate Broker for Harvard Property Management Inc. in Saskatchewan.
Tina has over 28 years of experience in the real estate industry and has been at Harvard for 19 of those years. In 2004, she was appointed Vice President, Investments with Harvard Developments Inc. – A Hill Company. In January 2019, Tina became a member of the Hill Companies Executive Committee. Tina draws on her experience to provide strategic collaboration, governance oversight, risk management, and operational leadership to the Hill Companies’ diverse interests in real estate, broadcasting, manufacturing, and insurance sectors. She also leads all mergers and acquisitions for the various businesses.
Tina is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CMA) and holds the Institute of Corporate Directors’ Designation (ICD.D).
Tina currently serves on the Board of Directors of Economic Development Regina (EDR), The Globe Theatre, SaskEnergy, Harvard Western Insurance, and One Life Makes a Difference Foundation.
As Vice President of Corporate Strategy & Operations, Tony is responsible for keeping everyone at Harvard connected and ensuring our people, and our properties, are operating to their full potential. This includes setting the vision and direction for Harvard’s Information Technology efforts, as well as inspiring Harvard’s corporate branding and communication strategy.
Joining Harvard in 2019, Tony brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership experience built from over 25 years in the telecommunications, legal, and gaming industries. His diverse skill set in the areas of finance, information technology, business development and marketing make him a valuable resource to Harvard’s various real estate endeavors.
Tony completed his BA Honors Degree in Economics at University of Regina and his Master’s Economics degree at Simon Fraser University. Continuing education has included completion of the Ivey Executive Program, the Queen’s Leadership Program, the Casino Executive Development Program and attained his CMA in 2011.
Tony has served as a Director for Tourism Regina and Tourism Saskatchewan and has also served as Chair of the Board for the Economic Development Regina. He is a member of the Financial Executive Institute.
Terry provides strategic leadership and direction for various financial areas of The Hill Companies, including corporate finance, financial reporting, budgeting and cash flow projections, tax compliance, and tax planning. He also plays a key role in strategic governance and risk management. He leads a team of dedicated professionals that are committed to delivering high quality financial services that are critical to the success of The Hill Companies, its clients and business partners.
Terry graduated with distinction from the University of Regina in 1979 with a Bachelor of Administration degree. He then articled for his Chartered Accountancy with Clarkson Gordon (now Ernst & Young) and achieved his designation in 1981. He joined The Hill Companies in 1983 and since that time he has held numerous positions including Accountant, Controller - Corporate Accounting and Taxation, Corporate Controller and his present position.
Terry currently serves on the board of the Madonna Foundation and the Father Murray Foundation. He is a past member of the Tax Committee of CPA Saskatchewan, a former board member of the Mackenzie Art Gallery and was a senior member of the organizing committee for the 2005 Canada Summer Games held in Regina, SK.
In 2018, Terry was awarded a Fellowship from the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of Saskatchewan for rendering exceptional service and bringing honour and distinction to the accounting profession.
Hiedi’s focus is pursuing Harvard’s mission of providing a rewarding work environment which fosters innovation, continuous improvement and opportunity, while respecting and promoting individual and family values. Being with the company for the past 20 years, Hiedi has gained a thorough understanding of the business and the culture of Harvard.
Under Hiedi’s leadership, the YES Team or Your Employee Service Team provides internal services to the employees of The Hill Companies. These services include human resources, payroll, office administrative support, marketing and business communications. The YES Team is proud to announce that Harvard Developments has been selected as one of Saskatchewan's Top Employers in 2019 as well as one of Canada's Top Employers For Young People in 2019.
Hiedi is a graduate of the University of Regina with a Bachelor of Arts and Certificate in Administration and is a member of the Saskatchewan Association of Human Resource Professionals. She currently sits on the board of directors of Access Communications Co-operative Ltd. and Ranch Ehrlo Society. Hiedi was a member of the Host Organizing Committee of the 101st Grey Cup Festival.
James joined Harvard Developments Inc. in 2010 as General Counsel. Prior to joining Harvard, James was a partner and led the real estate team in the Regina office of MacPherson Leslie & Tyerman LLP.
James is responsible for the legal functions of Harvard, including the negotiation of commercial agreements, completion of financing transactions, acquisitions and development related matters. In this role, James provides strategic, business-focused advice to Harvard and its affiliated companies and is actively involved in all aspects of the development of Harvard’s real property assets.
James takes a practical approach to legal issues in order to best achieve the business objectives of Harvard. He is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and convocated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1995.
As the Vice President of Leasing for Harvard Developments, Aaron brings over 25 years of experience and leadership within the commercial real estate industry.
In this role, Aaron oversees our team of leasing professionals who are responsible for the leasing management of our Western Canadian office and retail portfolio which consists of over 2,000,000 sq.ft of office and 1,900,000 sq.ft of retail space. Most recently, Aaron was involved in the successful leasing and development management phases of two major Class-A properties – Mosaic Tower at Hill Centre III (2012) and Agriculture Place (2016) – that feature over 400,000 sq.ft of mixed use space in the Regina market.
Aaron holds a Business Administration degree form the University of Regina, an RPA designation from BOMI International, and is an active member of the commercial division of the Association of Regina Realtors.
Pauline brings more than 15 years of taxation, corporate finance and accounting experience to Harvard where she, along with the rest of the dedicated and professional corporate finance team, are accountable for the day-to-day fiscal management of Harvard Developments Inc. and numerous of its affiliated companies.
Pauline graduated with distinction from the University of Regina in 2000 with a Bachelor of Administration degree and was designated a Chartered Accountant (CA) in 2003 after articling with Meyers Norris Penny. Prior to joining the Hill Companies in 2006, she went on to complete Parts I and II of the Canadian Institute of CAs In-depth Tax Course.
Pauline has been a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation since 2006 and was a sessional lecturer at the Paul J. Hill School of Business at the University of Regina from 2006 to 2010 where she taught the Introduction to Taxation and Advanced Taxation courses. Pauline is active within the community, co-chairing the annual Regina Parkinson Superwalk, an active treasurer and/or team manager for numerous local sport teams, and a previous member of the Canadian Progress Club.