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Bryana Ganong

Chair of New Brunswick Business Council (NBBC), President and CEO of Ganong Bros. Limited

Bryana has been a member of Business Council for the past five years. She was nominated as NBBC chair in 2020 when the previous chair, Lee Corey, completed a two-year term.

Since 1873, Ganong has been making world-class chocolate, making it Canada's original candy company. They also make iconic Chicken Bones, a pink candy with a chocolate filling that’s enjoyed by many in Atlantic Canada, especially during the holidays.

“The Ganong family has a long history in the founding and development of the New Brunswick Business Council. We are so delighted for Bryana to bring her business leadership and passion for community to guide our organization,” says Adrienne O’Pray, CEO of NBBC.

Bryana joined the Ganong family business as a marketing assistant in 1997, then rose through the ranks to hold several management positions. This exposed her to many facets of the business including marketing, quality control, R&D, and account management. Bryana was also deeply involved in the company’s most recent expansion project, working with both internal and external partners. She moved into the role of President and CEO in 2014.

“I am honoured to be able to continue to be a part of the important conversations taking place between business leaders committed to the growth of New Brunswick’s economy,” says Bryana. “As a part of the fifth generation of my family working in our business here in New Brunswick, I am committed to working with others to continue to improve and advance. This role is a new way for me to do that.”

Bryana is an alumna of the Wallace McCain Institute and has been involved in many leadership roles over the years, including:

  • Board Member, UNBSJ Faculty of Business Advisory Board
  • Board Member, Confectionary Manufacturers Association of Canada (CMAC)
  • Board Member, Horizon Health Network
  • Table Member, Agri-Food Economic Strategy Table

Today, Bryana is a member of the Food & Consumer Products of Canada (FCPC) Board of Directors, Wallace McCain Institute Advisory Committee, and a member of Young Presidents' Organization (YPO).

She lives in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, with her husband and three children. In her free time, Bryana enjoys volunteering at St Stephen Elementary School’s breakfast program and cooking club. She also volunteered for many years through the P.A.L.S. mentoring program.