Business Council Announces New Co-Chairs
December 4, 2015 | 121 Comments
The New Brunswick Business Council is pleased to announce upcoming changes in their leadership. After 18 month as Chair of the Business Council, Mike Wilson, CEO of the AIL Group of Companies, is stepping aside to welcome new leadership from its membership. “The New Brunswick Business Council's work for a prosperous future for all New Brunswicker's continues. It has been a privilege to be Chairman of the Board of such an important organization.” Wilson will continue to be an active member of the Council as the role of Chair rotates among Council member every 12-24 months.
As of December 1st 2015, Andrea Feunekes, President and CEO of Remsoft Inc. will represent the organization as incoming Chair of the Board. Andrea has been an active and influential member of the Council having Co-Chaired FutureNB , a group of leaders from business, education and other community stakeholders to work together with government to develop strategies and tactics to stimulate economic development.
As Co-Founder, President and CEO of Remsoft, Andrea Feunekes continues to be a transformative and visionary leader and was recently recognized by Start-Up Canada as the recipient of the Adam Chowaniec Lifetime Achievement Award. Andrea is co-founder of Remsoft and has been instrumental in building Remsoft into a world leader in the field of sustainable resource management. Through Andrea’s leadership, Remsoft currently serves blue chip clients on six continents, with land assets in forestry, utilities and other resource sectors.
"As Chair of the New Brunswick Business Council, I am honored to represent our members in the Council’s important work to improve New Brunswick's economic and social well-being by working collaboratively with other key stakeholders in the province." says Feunekes.
The NB Business Council has also recently added the role of Chair Emeritus in the appointment of Francis McGuire to the role. The role was created to provide a means for past Chairs of the Council to continue to serve the organization in an advisory capacity. Francis is the recently retired CEO of Major Drilling and has been Chair of the Council twice since his early days with the Council.
“It is a great pleasure to be able to continue to serve as part of the NB Business Council as it plays an important role in connecting business leaders in the province. In its 10 year history, the Council has played a leading role in policy debates in many sectors, including energy and economic development and its members are supporters of many emerging entrepreneurs in our province.”