NSBI Strengthens Board of Directors

first_img F. Thomas Stanfield (chair), president, Stanfield’s Limited, Truro Sheila A. Brown, Ph.D., president and vice-chancellor, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax Jim Eisenhauer, president, ABCO Group Limited, Lunenburg Lawrence K. Evans, partner, Evans MacIsaac and MacMillan, Port Hawkesbury James W. Gogan, former president and CEO, Empire Co. Limited, Stellarton Maurice M. Guitton, president, EADS Composites Atlantic Limited, Lunenburg Doug Hall, former managing director, RBC Dominion Securities Inc., Halifax Paul Kent, senior vice-president, Aliant, Inc. and chief operating officer, xwave, Halifax Larry LeBlanc, president and CEO, Renewable Energy Services Limited, Windsor Paul Taylor, CEO, Office of Economic Development, Halifax Nancy Tower, general manager, customer operations, Nova Scotia Power Inc. Alastair E. MacLeod, president, Nova Scotia Chambers of Commerce, Sydney Thomas A. Rose, chair and CEO, TAR Investments Ltd., Halifax Nova Scotia Business Inc. is the province’s business developmentagency, an organization that works with companies to providebusiness solutions. The private sector led agency works toattract new business to the province and help those already inNova Scotia expand through services such as export developmentand financing. Tom Stanfield, chair of Nova Scotia Business Inc.’s (NSBI) boardof directors announced today, Jan. 13, the appointment of newmembers to the NSBI board. New members include Jim Eisenhauer, president of Lunenburg-basedABCO Group Limited, and Nancy G. Tower, general manager, customeroperations, Nova Scotia Power Inc. of Halifax. James W. Gogan,former president and CEO, Empire Company Limited of Stellarton,has been re-appointed to the board for a second term. “Serving as a member of NSBI’s board of directors involves acommitment of time and energy,” said Mr. Stanfield. “We share adetermination to see Nova Scotia businesses and communitiesthrive.” Mr. Eisenhauer brings strong business expertise to the board asthe leader of Atlantic Canada’s largest manufacturer of foodprocessing and boat building equipment. He is also president ofWest Nova Fuels Limited and Nova Wood Products Limited, and adirector for Composites Atlantic Limited of Lunenburg. Hisappointment maintains the board’s representation of theprovince’s South Shore. Mr. Gogan’s commitment to a second term ensures a seamlesscontribution of his business acumen to NSBI. Mr. Gogan currentlyserves on the boards of Empire Company Limited, Seamark AssetManagement Ltd., Donkin Resources and Black Bull Resources. He isalso a trustee of Clearwater Seafoods. Ms. Tower, a fellow chartered accountant, has an aptitude forfinances and demonstrated leadership skills acquired in seniorpositions in corporate finance and operations. Ms. Tower alsobrings an extensive background in the retail and financialservices industries. She also serves on the boards of CAAMaritimes and the QEII Foundation. “On behalf of the board, I would like to take this opportunity tothank Jim Sapp for his outstanding contribution. His unique andinnovative insights were invaluable,” said Mr. Stanfield. Mr. Sapp, president of JAS Investments Limited of Liverpool,served for three years as a board member and chaired the auditcommittee. His term expired in November 2004. Thirteen proven and committed businessmen and women lead NSBI asits board of directors. Board members come from communitiesacross the province and represent various industry sectors. NSBIboard members may serve up to four years per term and cannotserve more than two consecutive terms. “NSBI’s private sector-led board represents every region in theprovince,” said Stephen Lund, president and CEO, NSBI. “Theserespected business leaders help guide Nova Scotia’s vision ofeconomic prosperity while maintaining the highest levels ofaccountability.” As of Jan. 12, members of the board of directors of Nova ScotiaBusiness Inc. are:last_img read more