Linda Banister is the President and sole owner of Banister Research & Consulting Inc., a firm specializing in market research and program evaluation/performance measurement. The firm of 50 full and part-time consultants, surveyors and administrative staff provides full service market research and evaluation services across all sectors.
Linda holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Masters of Public Management/Masters of Business Administration degrees from the University of Alberta. She also holds three professional designations; as a Certified Management Consultant (CMC), a Certified Market Research Professional (CMRP) and a Certified Evaluator (CE). Linda holds two Fellowships in professional associations – the Canadian Association of Management Consultants and the Canadian Evaluation Society. She has completed the Institute of Corporate Director program and holds the ICD.D designation.
In 2003, Linda was awarded the YWCA Women of Distinction Award in the Category of Business, Management and the Professions. The award is given for outstanding achievement in business and significant contribution in one’s chosen profession.
Linda was the president of two professional associations and currently volunteers her time on numerous not-for-profit boards. She is married to Harold Banister and has two children attending the University of Alberta.