Scott Thurlow to lead Canadian Renewable Fuels

By Canadian Renewable Fuels Association | March 23, 2012

The board of directors of the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association  is pleased to announce the appointment of W. Scott Thurlow to the position of president effective April 2.

A lawyer, Thurlow has extensive experience in government relations, legislation and regulation. He most recently served as vice president with Temple Scott Associates, where for the past three years he was responsible for providing strategic government relations advice to both business and non-governmental organizations.

“Scott brings an exceptional blend of strategic and resourceful skills to the CRFA,” said Tim Haig, chair of the CRFA board of directors. “I am impressed with his emphasis on communication, leadership and his vision for the future development of the industry.”

In addition to his experience with public policy and federal and provincial regulatory processes, Thurlow has first-hand governmental experience having served as Director of Parliamentary Affairs for the former Minister of Natural Resources and as a lawyer who worked as part of the legal services team at Elections Canada.
Focussing on civil litigation during his years in private practice, Thurlow represented clients on a wide array of matters including family law, administrative law, corporate/commercial and estate litigation.

Commenting on his appointment,Thurlow said, “I embrace the opportunity to work with the CRFA membership, the board of directors, and the talented professional staff. Renewable fuels are already a significant part of Canada's energy mix, and I look forward to collaborating with the CRFA's membership to help them work with all levels of government to promote the use of renewable fuels."

Founded in 1984, the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA) is a non-profit organization with a mission to promote the use of renewable fuels for transportation through consumer awareness and government liaison activities.