Gencity Consulting is comprised of professionals who specialize in their field. We focus on economic development projects that are meant to boost the profile of Northern Ontario and bring prosperity to local communities and businesses.
OUR FOUNDER & PRESIDENT
Steven McCoy, BBA
Steven McCoy is the President and founder of Gencity Consulting which evolved from his own part-time consulting business he started under his own name in 2012. He specializes in economic development, business management, marketing, communications, energy, housing and negotiations. Steven has worked with numerous entrepreneurs, small and medium sized enterprises, non-profit organizations, Chief and Councils and private corporations providing a variety of business services such as strategic planning, business plan writing, funding applications, contract review, website development and management, social media development and management and community liaison.
Mr. McCoy has additional work experience in the areas of economic development, marketing and sales, particularly with First Nation entities where he has experience negotiating and dealing with First Nation communities, Chief and Councils, Managers, Presidents and CEO's of multi-million-dollar corporations, and various Federal and Provincial Ministries and First Nation Political Organizations. Steven has developed partnerships with various service suppliers and experienced professionals to accommodate clients needs and has developed a vast network of contacts across Canada and can provide expert referrals and trusted guidance for clients. Steven has over 15 years experience in customer service management and over 6 years of work experience in marketing management and economic development roles.
Steven has an educational background in business, marketing, finance and hospitality with many years of work experience in the same fields. He completed a Honours Bachelor degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Marketing at Algoma University and he also graduated with a Diploma from Sault College in Hospitality and Tourism Management. In addition, he completed the Canadian Securities Course which is required to work with stocks, bonds, mutual funds and derivatives in Canada along with the Life License Qualification Program which is required to work with life, accident and sickness insurance in the province of Ontario.
Mr. McCoy has work experience in many administrative, marketing and development roles such Business Development Officer, Marketing Liaison Manager, Marketing Director and Anishinaabe Events Coordinator. Steven currently does motivational speaking around his community to help inspire others take control of their lives and pursue their dreams. Steven also worked many years in the customer service and sales industry where he received world-class training from well-established hospitality firms and has experience interacting with a wide range of people and personalities from around the globe for over 20 years.
Steven is also involved with the following organizations:
Vice Chair with the Garden River Community Trust Fund,
Garden River Community Trust Fund oversees programming for the community and manages over $5 million dollars in trust money.
Board of Directors with Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation,
In 1986, the Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation (SSMEDC) was established as an independent not-for-profit agency to be the lead organization in the community with respect to economic development.
Board of Directors with Anishnawbe Business Professional Association,
The Anishnawbe Business Professional Association (ABPA) primarily serves the First Nation business community and provides a forum for the First Nation business community to develop policies and programming which contribute to the socio-economic well-being and quality of life of First Nations peoples in Northern Ontario.
Board of Directors with StriveYPG,
StriveYPG was developed by the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce for individuals between the age of 19 to 40. The vision is to assist young professionals in reaching higher potential and recognizing achievements for the purpose of attraction and retention in the community.
Board of Directors with Big Brothers Big Sisters Sault Ste. Marie,
BBBS-SSM has been servicing underprivileged youth in the community since 1970 and currently provides programming to 77 youths in the Sault Ste. Marie area.