Chair: Keith Condon
Keith Condon is President and CEO of Tri-Star Industries Limited, a world-class ambulance and specialty vehicle manufacturer. Since becoming President in 1981, he has transformed Tri-Star Industries into a prominent Canadian exporter.
In 2010 Keith Condon was the recipient of an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Dalhousie University.
Mr. Condon has developed successful markets in over thirty countries in the Middle East, Caribbean, South America and Europe. He attributes his export achievements to his philosophy of building long-term customer relationships founded on trust, and to a business model built on ensuring customer satisfaction.
Mr. Condon is a former Chairman of the Nova Scotia Trade Council, and is widely acknowledged as a mentor to the export industry in Nova Scotia. He frequently gives seminars to trade officials and exporters interested in tackling global export markets. He has been active on many boards including IWK, Innovacorp and IHO Dalhousie University.
Co-Chair: Mr. Neil LeBlanc
President, N. LeBlanc Enterprises Ltd. a seafood company in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.
In previous careers Mr. LeBlanc has held these prestigious positions:
Canadian Consul General to New England
Minister of Finance
Minister of Business and Consumer Services
Minister of Service Nova Scotia
Minister responsible for Acadian Affairs, Nova Scotia Resources Ltd and Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation
Former Chief Administrative Officer of the Municipality of the District of Argyle
Mr. LeBlanc has been awarded the Certificate Leger Comeau' from La Fédération Acadienne de la Nouvelle-Écosse and an honorary doctorate from Université Sainte Anne in Political Science.
He is a graduate of St. Mary's University, Halifax, with a Bachelor of Commerce.
Mr. LeBlanc is serving as the Chair of the organizing committee of Les Finales des Jeux de l’Acadie scheduled to be hosted by Argyle in Yarmouth County in 2012.
Dave Hall C.R.M,C.M.M.
Operations / Sales Manager Radio CJLS Limited
Past President Yarmouth & Area Chamber Of Commerce
Past President Yarmouth Arena Commission
Board Yarmouth Hospital Gala
Dale Carnegie Graduate
Owner Newell Lobster Ltd.
Owner Rudder’s Seafood Restaurant & Brew Pub
Board Yarmouth Waterfront Development Corporation
Owner Thistle Hyundai
Past Executive Yarmouth and Area Chamber of Commerce
Past Chairperson of the Board of Villa Saint Joseph du Lac
Past Chairperson Yarmouth Municipal Planning Advisory Committee
Mark Muise CMA
Director of Finance at South West Health
Previous Director of Finance and VP Accounting for Scotia Prince Cruises/Direct Holidays
Past President Yarmouth and Area Chamber of Commerce
Past Member Yarmouth County Tourist Association
Brian Rodney, B. Com., CHA, MBA
President and founder Viking Cable TV
President/Owner Best Western Mermaid and Enterprises Ltd.
(Capri Motel, Captain Kelley's Restaurant and Guest Houses).
President CEO Van-Jas Holdings Ltd.
Chair Finance Committee Yarmouth Museum and Historic Society
Board Member Yarmouth and Acadian Shores Tourism Association
South West Nova Economic Task Force Board Member
ACOA Board of Directors
Founding Member NS Tourism Partnership Council
Past President Yarmouth County Tourism Association
Past President Yarmouth Golf and Curling Club
David P. Saxton, CA
Financial Advisor Raymond James Ltd., Yarmouth.
Former Partner Grant Thornton LLP
Board of Governors of the Nova Scotia Community College
Past President Rotary Club of Yarmouth
CEO and President Rodd Hotels & Resorts, Charlottetown, PEI
Mount Allison University (Business Administration)
Greg Shay, B.B.A.
Director of Finance Municipality of Yarmouth
Past Owner/President of Comeau Lumber Limited
Past Chairman Board of the Maritime Lumber Bureau,
Past President Forest Products Association of N.S.
Past Member N.S. Voluntary Planning Economic Development and Competitivenss Committee
Director of the Yarmouth and Area Chamber of Commerce.