Dhirendra Shukla first visited Canada as a child and fell in love with the country. Born in India, raised in Zambia and educated in the UK and Canada, he came back to Canada and – to his surprise – was offered his ideal job commercializing new technologies with Nortel Networks. Read the rest of this entry »
Beth Kelly Hatt, founder of Aquila, has built a company that believes strongly in ensuring there is ‘happiness in the workplace’. Aquila is a Saint John company that specializes in creating and sustaining tourism excellence. Each year Aquila creates engaging experiences for almost 60,000 travelers cruising in Atlantic Canada.
Beth established Aquila in 1982 as a seasonal company offering city tours to visitors. Beth’s passion for the tourism industry and motivation to move her company from ‘good to great’ has accelerated the growth of the company over the last 35 years. Aquila is now an established leader setting standards for the industry. Read the rest of this entry »
Victoria Clarke, a self-proclaimed CFA (come from away), grew up in southern Ontario. Her parents, both New Bruswickers, gave her summers and Christmases in Nashwaak Bridge with her beloved grandparents.
A well-known figure in the Saint John community who has developed a “love affair with the city”, Victoria was a Director with the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation before taking the lead at Discover Saint John (DSJ) two years ago.
Martin Chiasson, president of Loosen Up Consulting Inc., assists and empowers his clients to develop creative employee and customer engagement strategies. Martin is well qualified after a highly successful 31-year career with Xerox Canada in senior leadership roles in sales, finance, customer service and sales management training. Prior to retiring from Xerox in December 2013, Martin led the start up of three different contact centers in Saint John for the corporation. Read the rest of this entry »
Kelly was admitted to the New Brunswick Bar in 1993 and has practiced extensively in the field of civil litigation, focusing primarily on labour, employment law and human rights. He became a partner at Lawson Creamer in 1996. In recognition of his extensive accomplishments and contributions, Kelly was given the designation of Queen’s Counsel in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »