NSBI Board Welcomes New and Returning Members

Nov 17, 2006

A well-known Nova Scotia business man, a leader in the franchise industry, and the president of one of Cape Breton's largest contracting firms have been appointed to the board of Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI).

Bill Black, former president and CEO of Maritime Life in Halifax, David Arenburg, president of Adcor Group of Companies in Yarmouth, and James Kehoe, president of Joneljim Group of Companies in Sydney, were recently appointed to NSBI's board.

"These new members bring the drive and the enthusiasm that is needed to stimulate business growth in Nova Scotia," said Tom Stanfield, chair of the board. "I look forward to their contributions as I approach the end of my term as chair."

The board has also re-appointed Lawrence Evans, partner, Evans MacIsaac MacMillan in Port Hawkesbury, and Doug Hall, former managing director, RBC Dominion Securities in Halifax.

Mr. Hall, former vice-chair of NSBI's board, has been appointed as the new board chair and will begin his term in January 2007.

"I am delighted to be voted the new chair for NSBI's board and am looking forward to beginning my term in January," said Mr. Hall. "During his term, Mr. Stanfield was dedicated to generating significant business growth for our province and I will work hard to demonstrate the same level of commitment and leadership."

"We have a very strong group of business leaders representing our board," said Stephen Lund, president and CEO of NSBI. "I am looking forward to working with our new members to uncover even more business opportunities for our province. I would also like to thank those members whose terms have ended. Their hard work over the past few years has been invaluable and I wish them the very best for the future."

Alastair MacLeod, president, Nova Scotia Chambers of Commerce in Sydney, Thomas Rose, chair and CEO, TAR Investments Ltd. in Halifax, and Maurice Guitton, president EADS Composites Atlantic Ltd. in Lunenburg, recently ended their terms and have retired from the NSBI board.

Thirteen proven and committed businessmen and women lead NSBI as its board of directors. Board members come from communities across the province and represent various industry sectors. NSBI board members may serve up to four years per term and cannot serve more than two consecutive terms.

Other members of the board of directors of NSBI include:

-- Sheila Brown, Ph.D., former president and vice-chancellor, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax
-- Jim Eisenhauer, president, ABCO Group Limited, Lunenburg
-- James Gogan, former president and CEO, Empire Company Limited, Stellarton
-- Paul Kent, chief operating officer, xwave, and, senior vice-president, enterprise and business solutions, Aliant, Halifax
-- James MacConnell, former president and CEO, Scotsburn Co-operative Services Ltd., Scotsburn
-- Paul Taylor, CEO, Office of Economic Development, Halifax
-- Nancy Tower, chief financial officer, Emera Inc., Halifax

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