Mr. Dany Grimard

Biography / December 7, 2011

Mr. Dany Grimard was appointed as Honorary Colonel of 439 Combat Support Squadron, 3rd Wing, Bagotville, QC, in July 2015.

Honorary Colonel Grimard was born in Ville de Vanier, QC and served for three years with the Royal 22nd Regiment as an infantryman and member of the 1st Commando before taking a Commission as a Logistics Officer. Branching into the world of finance in 1994, he joined the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce as an Accounts Manager followed by the National Bank of Canada. In 2000, Honorary Colonel Grimard moved to his current position with the Business Development Bank of Canada, and since 2007 as Vice-President for financial consulting for Eastern Quebec.

Honorary Colonel Grimard has been a long standing proponent of effective leadership reflected in his highly subscribed blog “Le Manager Urbain” and sales of his co-written motivational book for managers titled “Cessez d’être bon, devenez excellent!” He also lectures on the subjects of perseverance and the pursuit of the attitude of excellence.

Honorary Colonel Grimard is engaged in a number of community activities and committees including the Council for the Advancement of Administrative Science at the University of Laval and on the Executive Committee as President of the Office of Governors with the Young Chamber of Commerce of Quebec.

He is also engaged with charitable organisations including the United Way/Centraide, Mobilisation Vanier and is involved with the Forces as speaker for Mission Entreprendre, a training program dedicated to all military personnel wanting to start up their own business, and also as a mentor for serviceman by the intervention of Futurpreneur. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Fondation des amis de l'Aviation royale du Canada and Knight of the Order of Malta and the Order of St. John of Jerusalem,

Honorary Colonel Grimard and his family practice martial arts and reside in Lac-Beauport, QC.

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