Wesley A. Wenhardt


Wesley A. Wenhardt

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Wesley A Wenhardt is an accomplished innovator with leadership, business operations and management experience in the cultural and conservation sectors. He has over 25 years of administrative experience working with non-profit organizations.

Start-up, launch, and growth management roles include: Executive Director and Business Development positions at major Canadian and International non-profit organizations. He has driven sales and marketing, fundraising and earned revenue campaigns, and led operations and awareness initiatives, especially in challenging times.

Most recently, working with the Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations (BC) and  the Puyallup Tribe (Washington),  Wesley has played a key facilitation role in teams that have forged successful relationships with Indigenous organizations, developing long term MOUs, partnerships, programs and exhibits.

An experienced executive, Wesley has led the start-up and management of high-profile visitor focused cultural attractions. His areas of expertise include:

  • leading
  • developing and planning
  • management, branding
  • identifying and exploiting revenue opportunities
  • recruiting, hiring and developing staff
  • managing growth and surpassing revenue targets
  • team leader and innovator
  • proven ability to develop new business and motivate people.

His work has taken him around the world, planning, opening and revitalizing museums, science centres & IMAX theatres, and heritage sites in Canada, the United States, New Zealand, South Africa, Scotland and Brunei.