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About Bud Mercer
Until his retirement in 2016, Mercer was Chief Executive Officer of Plenary Properties which is an affiliate company of Plenary Group Canada, the country’s leading Public Private Partnership developer, employing people across Canada and North America. In this role he developed a strong acumen for business and understanding of how to develop properties beneficial to a community.
Prior to his work with Plenary Properties, Mercer served 34 plus years in the RCMP from the Atlantic to the Pacific, the far north and points between. He has extensive policing experience at the municipal, provincial, federal and international levels. In his last 10 years with the RCMP Mercer served in Command and Executive levels and represented the RCMP while working in the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia. In October 2007, then Assistant Commissioner Mercer assumed responsibilities as the Chief Operating Officer for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic & Paralympic Games Integrated Security Unit. In this role, Assistant Commissioner Mercer was responsible for all aspects of security planning for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games, in command of approximately 15,000 personnel and responsibility for a budget in excess of $550 million.
In 2009 Mercer received the Order of Merit from the Governor General of Canada in recognition of his 30+ years of service to the citizens of Canada and in 2011 the Meritorious Service Award from the Province of British Columbia in recognition of his leadership and professionalism in leading the planning and execution of security requirements for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympic Games.