BMO Nesbitt Burns
65, rue Belvedere Nord
CA, FCSI, CIM, Wealth Advisor and Vice-President
Tel: (819) 820-7878
Fax (819) 821-9102
graduate of the University of Sherbrooke in Business Administration and
a member of the Ordre des comptables agréés du Québec (CA), Luc
Blanchard was a controller with an accounting firm and held the position
of Executive Vice-President of a major corporation in the Eastern
Townships. The year 1990 marked a turning point in his professional life
as he began his career as Investment Advisor. He agreed to join the
Burns Fry Ltd (now BMO Nesbitt Burns Ltd) in 1994 as Branch Manager and
Investment Advisor and he was named Vice-President in 1995.
Luc Blanchard has always been known for his extensive knowledge, sound judgment, innovative thinking, leadership skills and creativity as shown by the success he enjoys with his clients. Both members of the business community and several professionals are employing his services for the management of their investments, for help in the development of their financial plans and for assistance throughout all significant life transition points, due to his concern for quality service, ability to listen, integrity and professionalism. In 2001, Luc was awarded the CALCULARE award by the Chartered Accountants of the Eastern Townships for his involvement and professional commitment.
Forward-looking, Luc gets things rolling. He explores new ways to do things and is not afraid of using new approaches while remaining focused on the needs of his clients, which include dynamic, talented and successful people.
Luc knows how to motivate by drawing on the strengths of each person, thus maximizing the team's synergy. The individual is the focus of his concern. In fact, Luc is very interested in psychology, philosophy and personal growth.
Luc married Denise in 1987 and they have two children. He is able to maintain a good balance between work, family and community involvement and he has often reconciled his responsibilities towards his family and the community by acting as coach for his children -Geneviève and Vincent - in soccer and hockey teams.
Luc is also a Board Member of the Sherbrooke Athletics Club. His daughter Geneviève holds 3 medals of the 2005 Jeux de la Francophonie canadienne held in Winnipeg. She won two gold medals both in the 200m dash and the 4 x 100m relay, and won the silver in the 100m dash. She also competed in the 2005 Quebec Summer Games where she won a gold medal in the 200m dash and a silver for the 100m dash. Her brother Vincent also distinguished himself in those Summer Games by winning the silver medal in the 300m dash in the Juvenile Category. Luc has therefore handed down his taste for surpassing himself to both his children.
Luc is a man of his word and is present in the community. He has been president of the Centraide Campaign, president of the Eastern Township CA committee, chairman and governor of the Sherbrooke Symphonic Orchestra Board. He has been a member of the BMO Nesbitt Burns President's Council since 1996.
In 2006, as president of the organizing committee and along with dynamic organizing committee members, Luc organized the 2006 Canadian Junior Track and Field Championship. His great experience and leadership shined through as he met the challenge of organizing the efforts of many volunteers and carrying through a great event that generated economic spin-offs for both the Eastern Townships and the Sherbrooke Athletics Club.
Luc was nominated "Administrator of the Year” and the 2006 Canadian Junior Track and Field Championship was recognized as "Sporting Event of the Year” at the 2006 Athletas Gala of the Fédération québécoise d’athlétisme, held on November 4th 2006.
Furthermore, Luc was appointed as Honorary lieutenant colonel to the 714th Communication Squadron on September 17th 2006. This squadron, a communication reserve of the Canadian Forces in Sherbrooke, specializes in tactical and strategic communication, employing voice, electronic and telecommunication systems. The Honorary is seen to be the guardian of Regimental traditions and history, promoting the regiments identity and ethos and being an advisor to the Commanding Officer on virtually all issues excluding operations.