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Top 50 CEOs in Atlantic Canada recognized

By Brad Perry May 12, 2023 | 8:49 AM

Fifty of our region’s business leaders have been recognized by Atlantic Business Magazine.

The magazine held its 25th annual Top 50 CEO Awards in Halifax on Thursday night.

It is described as Atlantic Canada’s premiere celebration of corporate leadership excellence.

“Winners are known for growing their business/organization, advancing their industry and giving back to their community,” according to Atlantic Business Magazine’s website.

Business leaders representing organizations from all four Atlantic provinces were honoured during the ceremony. A number of them were also award winners in previous years.

Mark Beal of Maritime Pride Eggs in Amherst, N.S., was inducted into the Atlantic Business Magazine Top 5 Hall of Fame for his fifth win this year.

You can find the full list of winners below.

New Brunswick:
Joel Albert, co-founder, owner and business development officer, NorthTaste Flavourings, Anse-Bleue
Sascha Boulet-Devost, CEO, Capture Therapeutics, Grand Falls
Mary Butler, president and CEO, New Brunswick Community College, Fredericton
Susan Chalmers-Gauvin, co-founder and CEO, Atlantic Ballet Atlantique, Moncton
Tanya Chapman, CEO and president, The Chapman Group, Saint John
Tammy Christopher, CEO, Omista Credit Union, Moncton
Beth Crowell, owner and president, Mayday Print & Swag Shop, Fredericton
Sébastien Dupuis, CEO, Assumption Life, Moncton
Billy English, CEO, Kindred Home Care, St. Stephen
Bill Hennessey, developer and manager, Colliers East and Platinum Atlantic Realty, Moncton
Rosalyn Hyslop, co-CEO, Mrs. Dunster’s, Sussex
Dr. Erik Klein, CEO, Town Health Solutions, Saint John
Mark McAllister, co-founder, VeroSource Solutions, Fredericton
Keith McIntosh, CEO, PLATO Testing, Fredericton
Robert Moreau, president and CEO, UNI Financial Cooperation, Moncton
Alan Norman and Jerrica Kennedy, founders and co-CEOs, Tire Shack Brewing, Moncton
Danielle Pelletier, founding CEO, VIVA Therapeutic Services, Fredericton
Kurtis Sisk, CEO, Heart & Stroke NB, Saint John
Matthew Stockford, owner, Stockford Reefer, Beardsley
Matt Symes, CEO, Symplicity Designs, Moncton

Nova Scotia:
Mark Beal, CEO, Maritime Pride Eggs, Amherst
Dov Bercovici, president and CEO, The Discovery Centre and Discovery Centre International, Halifax
Laurel Broten, CEO, Invest in Canada, Halifax
Tony Chedrawy, CEO, MetOcean Telematics, Dartmouth
Mike Davis, president and CEO, Davis Pier Consulting, Halifax
Saeed El-Darahali, president and CEO, SimplyCast, Dartmouth
Justin Ghosn, CEO and director, Yellow Cab GCORP, Halifax
Joe Hickey, president and CEO, ROCK Networks, Dartmouth
Doug Jones, CEO and founder, Ignite Atlantic, New Glasgow
Kevin Kiley, managing partner, McInnes Cooper, Halifax
Ashwin Kutty, president and CEO, WeUsThem Inc., Halifax
Tony Nahas, president and CEO, Mezza Lebanese Kitchen, Dartmouth
Sara Napier, president and CEO, United Way Halifax, Halifax
Sheri Penner, Atlantic regional managing partner, Deloitte Canada, Halifax
Greg Poirier, CEO, CloudKettle, Halifax
Dean Shea, president and CEO, The Shea Group of Companies, Dartmouth
Vivek Sood, executive vice president, Sobeys, Stellarton
Sue Stanfield, founder, Take It Outside, Truro
Dr. Robert Summerby-Murray, president, St. Mary’s University, Halifax
Greg White, partner, Integrated Staffing, Halifax
Mark Wood, CEO and co-founder, Ocean Sonics, Truro

Prince Edward Island:
Dr. Michael Gardam, CEO, Health PEI, Charlottetown
Trevor Spinney, president, Charlottetown Metal Products, Charlottetown
Paul Young, administrator, Prince County Hospital, Summerside

Newfoundland and Labrador:
Christine Goudie, co-founder and CEO, Granville Biomedical, St. John’s
Cheryl Hickman, general and artistic director, Opera on the Avalon, St. John’s
Stacey Howse, executive director, First Light, St. John’s
Adam Keating and Jeremy Andrews, co-founders, CoLab Software, St. John’s
Kendra MacDonald, CEO, Canada’s Ocean Supercluster, St. John’s
Gina Tapper, president and CEO, Hampton Building Systems Inc., St. John’s


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