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MICHELLE MARCOTTE

FUNCTIONAL SUMMARY

 

Marcotte Consulting Inc. - provides consulting services to assist industry, governments, associations and other organizations to improve competitiveness and prosperity. Her work involves regulatory development and management, technology assessment, market strategies, public policy management and strategic communications counsel. She encourages industry and governments to make decisions that are environmentally and economically sustainable. Marcotte Consulting assists companies, associations and governments to improve their understanding of regulatory issues -- to effect change and reach agreements that serve the public and improve business.

Our expertise includes:

  • Agricultural environmental issues, particularly methyl bromide alternatives in food processing and commodity treatment, including domestic regulations and international agreements.
  • Canadian and American cross-border regulatory and trade issues management in food, environmental, specialty chemicals.
  • Unique experience in the design of and regulatory submissions for NAFTA labels – one label for your North American product sales.  
  • Unique expertise in irradiation of foods, animal feeds, natural health products and dietary supplements, providing technical, regulatory and management consulting leading to market development.
  • Management of executive and scientific boards and committees.
  • Agri-food industry and government liaison; lobbying in Canada.
  • Technical and management training and coaching.
  • Consumer issues assessment and positioning.
  • Consumer, media and marketing communications.

OBJECTIVE

 

Provide cost effective management consulting services to government, agri-food, specialty chemicals, radiation processing, and health care sectors encompassing regulatory affairs and public policy, technology assessments, technical and management training and coaching, project management, marketing and marketing communications and research coordination.

Assist companies to improve their understanding of regulatory issues, and effect change that serves the public and improves prosperity.

Lead executive and scientific boards and committees to reach goals, improve communications, funding, oversight, and efficiency

EMPLOYMENT

 

Was Co-chair, United Nations Environment Program, Montreal Protocol on Ozone Depleting Substances, Methyl Bromide Technical Options Committee and member of the Technical and Economics Panel from 2005 to 2014. Was member of the Methyl Bromide Technical Options Committee of the Montreal Protocol on Ozone Depleting Substances from 1993 to 2014.

Marcotte Consulting Inc. (Canada) and Marcotte Consulting LLC (Maryland USA) August 1995 to present. President.
Provides management consulting services to assist industry, governments and other organizations to improve competitiveness and prosperity. Co-chair, United Nations Environment Program Methyl Bromide Technical Options Committee and member of the Technical and Economics Panel of the Montreal Protocol. Since 2004, made twice-yearly presentations to the Plenary of the Montreal Protocol Meeting of the Parties and Open-Ended Working Group. Prepared several food additive petitions for Canada, the United States and Australia. Prepared the first submissions for NAFTA labels for fine chemicals to assist North American companies to reduce costs. Extensive work with the radiation processing industry worldwide as a food irradiation expert. Regulatory consultant to a supplier of disinfectants for health care institutions. Agri-environmental consulting, methyl bromide alternatives in pest control in food processing and commodity treatment. Media communications, food writing and communications planning.
     
Inter/Sect Alliance. August 1995 to October 2003. Associate.
Inter/Sect Alliance is the largest, focused agri-food and consumer product business consultancy in Canada. Extensive regulatory development, business impact and trade promotion experience for food, beverage, natural health products and nutraceuticals (dietary supplements) and ingredients. Michelle Marcotte’s Inter/Sect contract and retainer customers have included Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Environment Canada and two Canadian Food and Health Sector Industry Associations.

MDS Nordion (formerly Nordion International Inc.) 1987 to 1995. 
Senior Market Development Specialist, Food Irradiation Applications. Contributed to the development of an international market for the irradiation of food and agricultural commodities.  Made key contributions in regulatory development, food technology, marketing, customer service and technology transfer projects. Coordinated and directed food research.

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Agriculture Development Branch and Market Development Branch, 1977-1987. Food Consultant. 
Contributed to stronger agri-food business through applied food research, marketing strategies, managing and evaluating projects and programs, particularly media relations, marketing communications, consumer food safety education and research.

Ottawa Journal. 1978-1979. Weekly Food and Nutrition Columnist.

Carleton Board of Education. 1977-1979. Adult Education Food Instructor.

EXECUTIVE BOARD EXPERIENCE

 

Member, Technical and Economics Panel, Montreal Protocol on Ozone depleting substances. 2005 to 2014.
The Technical and Economics Panel (TEAP) of the Montreal Protocol provides technical and economics information that is policy relevant to guide Parties when making decisions on ozone depleting substances.

Board of Directors Chair, Community Artists Niagara, Niagara Falls, Ontario 2011 to 2013.
Community Artists Niagara, as the largest artists’ organization in the Niagara region, is the convergence point for art, culture and community development.

Board of Directors Chair, Wesley Foundation, University of Maryland, College Park Maryland 2008-2011.
The Wesley Foundation is a United Methodist organization serving students at the University of Maryland. The Board of Directors is the adult management board; there is also a student board. Improved board communications, organized and evaluated events for students, evaluated Chaplaincy services, fundraising.   

EDUCATION

 

1977. University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
Honors. B.A. Home Economics, Foods and Nutrition major, fourth-year honors thesis in nutrition education, 1977. Also Chemistry, Human Physiology, Psychology, Consumer Affairs, Statistics, Economics, English and Drawing, Sculpture, Asian Art, Cinema. Dean of Women’s Senior Honor Award.

Other: short courses in Marketing Management, Marketing Channels (Algonquin College, Ottawa Canada), Management, Project and Program Management, Problem Analysis, Written Communications, Public Speaking and Media Techniques.

I taught painting and organized the successful Waterfall at City Hall Art and Music Culture Days event in Niagara Falls and  was the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Community Artists Niagara from 2011 to 2013.

MICHELLE MARCOTTE, ARTIST

Michelle Marcotte has studied art, mostly painting, for over 45 years, beginning serious studies at Windsor’s Vincent Massey High School, at the Fine Arts Department of the University of Windsor, then with artists in Ottawa Canada and in Maryland. I have produced works in oils, acrylics, clay, bronze, plaster, straw and rope, paper and poetry.

I have travelled to, and worked in, over 40 countries, spending considerable time in museums and galleries in Paris, Vienna, China (Shanghai, Beijing, Chengdu), Thailand, England, Washington DC, Bali and other countries.

Twelve years ago I began painting again, placing several works in private collections. I started the Visual Arts Guild and became the Art Curator of University United Methodist Church, College Park Md. In 2011, I taught painting and organized the successful Waterfall at City Hall Art and Music Culture Days event in Niagara Falls and became the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Community Artists Niagara in 2011.

 

 

Michelle Marcotte

Marcotte Consulting
Michelle Marcotte
And
Ken Vick

marcotteconsulting@gmail.com
Phone in spring, summer, early autumn and December:
716-299-0442
Phone in winter and November:
352-495-2395

PATENTS AND PUBLICATIONS

  List of publications

Marcotte Consulting
Michelle Marcotte
And
Ken Vick

marcotteconsulting@gmail.com
Phone in spring, summer, early autumn and December:
716-299-0442
Phone in winter and November:
352-495-2395

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