Atlantic Leader Insights: Joyce Carter Discusses Air Travel, Demographic Shifts, and Economic Growth

As the CEO of the organization that manages Halifax Stanfield International Airport, Carter is drawing on nearly 20 years of experience with HIAA to generate economic growth by connecting the region to the world. She speaks about how geopolitical shifts are opening new export opportunities for our organizations, how technology will eventually make security checks seamless and nearly invisible for travellers, and how more diversity in our workforce will help address demographic shifts in our region.

Atlantic Leader Insights: Mike Johnston Discusses Tech, Talent & Global Success

Drawing on two decades of industry experience, Johnston is leading a rapidly growing team in the development and deployment of innovative mobile, web, gaming, and video solutions for an impressive array of clients that include Turner, NBCUniversal, Viacom, and IBM. It is an impressive success story, one that Johnston says has been possible thanks to the advantages of being located in Atlantic Canada. He shares his thoughts on our region’s strengths, how we can build on them, and how we can compete on a global stage so that our tech companies attract top talent and achieve the kind of success that we typically associate with companies based in Silicon Valley.  

Reimagining the Academic Leader Search Process

Academic leadership roles are complex and consuming. Candidate pools have shrunk. Search processes are challenging. But these shortcomings have created an opportunity to reimagine how post-secondary institutions approach their search for academic leaders.  

With input from our clients, candidates, Academic Advisory Council, and our team of leadership development and coaching experts, KBRS has reimagined how we support our academic executive search clients in the post-secondary sector.  

Atlantic Leader Insights: Cynthia Dorrington Discusses Her Vision for Greater Diversity

As the Board Chair, Cynthia Dorrington is pursuing a vision for greater diversity in both the Chamber’s membership and in its board members. Drawing on her extensive experience as a business leader, human resource professional, and the Chair of the Black Business Initiative’s Board of Directors, Dorrington sees opportunities for dynamic change in Atlantic Canada’s demographics and economic growth.

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