2020 Top 50 CEO Award winners

STARTUP
Jeremy Andrews & Adam Keating
Co-founders
CoLab Software Inc.
St. John’s, N.L.
Amit Virmani
Founder & CEO
Naveco Power Inc.
Fredericton, N.B.
CROWN CORPORATION OR POST-SECONDARY INSTITUTION
Alaa Abd-El-Aziz
President & Vice-Chancellor
University of Prince Edward Island
Charlottetown, P.E.I.
Laurel Broten
President & CEO
Nova Scotia Business Inc.
Halifax, N.S. 
Gaëtan Thomas
President & CEO
NB Power
Fredericton, N.B.
Hall of Fame Inductee
Florian Villaumé
Director
Memorial Centre for Entrepreneurship, Memorial University
St. John’s, N.L.
NON-PROFIT/NOT-FOR-PROFIT OR INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
Dov Bercovici
President & CEO
The Discovery Centre / Discovery Centre International Inc.
Halifax, N.S.
Joyce Carter
President & CEO
Halifax International Airport Authority
Halifax, N.S.
Johanne Gallant
President & CEO
Fredericton International Airport Authority
Lincoln, N.B. 
Cheryl Hickman
General & Artistic Director
Opera on the Avalon
St. John’s, N.L. 
Stephen MacDonald
CEO
EfficiencyOne, Efficiency Nova Scotia, EfficiencyOne Services
Dartmouth, N.S. 
Krista Ross
CEO
Fredericton Chamber of Commerce
Fredericton, N.B.
Larry Shaw
CEO
Ignite Fredericton, Knowledge Park
Fredericton, N.B.
Michelle Simms
President & CEO
Genesis Group Inc.
St. John’s, N.L. 
Andy Turnbull
CEO
Nunacor Development Corporation (includes Komatik Real Estate Corporation, NDC Fisheries Limited, Komatik Training Solutions, Royal Inn + Suites)
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, N.L.
Hall of Fame Inductee
FOR-PROFIT WITH 251+ EMPLOYEES
Leah Boody
COO
Nantes Capital Inc. / Pineapple Bytes Inc.
Dartmouth, N.S.
Lydia Bugden
CEO & Managing Partner
Stewart McKelvey
Halifax, N.S.
Blair and Rosalyn Hyslop
Co-CEOs
Mrs. Dunster’s (1996) Inc.
Sussex, N.B. 
Lori Kennedy
Co-founder & owner
Louisbourg Seafoods Ltd.
Louisbourg, N.S.
Roger King
President
Supplement King Canada
Dartmouth, N.S.
Denis Larocque
President & CEO
Major Drilling Group International Inc.
Moncton, N.B. 
Barry Perry
President & CEO
Fortis Inc.
St. John’s, N.L.
Larry Puddister
Executive Chairman
Pennecon, Newcrete, Smiling Land Organic Farm
St. John’s, N.L.
Hall of Fame Inductee
Vivek Sood
Executive Vice President, Related Business
Sobeys Dartmouth, N.S.
FOR-PROFIT WITH 51-250 EMPLOYEES
Mark Beal
CEO
Maritime Pride Eggs / Atlantic Egg Group
Amherst, N.S.
Charlene Brophy
President & CEO
Fonemed
St. John’s, N.L.
Lilia Fraser
Owner & Treasurer
Pump House Brewery Ltd, Pump House Brewpub, Pioneer Estates Winery, CANDU, and Stonefire Distillery
Moncton, N.B.
Michael Leonard
President & CEO
Atlantic Central, League Savings and Mortgage Company
Halifax, N.S.
Keith McIntosh
CEO
PQA Testing, PLATO Testing
Fredericton, N.B.
Dean Shea
Owner & President
Shea Group of Companies
Dartmouth, N.S.
Ken Shea
President & CEO
East Coast Credit Union Limited
Antigonish, N.S.
Hall of Fame Inductee
Jeff Squires
President & CEO
PEI Brewing Company, Whitecap Entertainment
Charlottetown, P.E.I.
Mike Timani
President & CEO
Fancy Pokket Corporation
Moncton, N.B.
Hall of Fame Inductee
Patsy Tremblett
President & CEO
Prima Group of Companies (includes Prima Information Solutions Inc, Seawatch Inc., and Javitech Inc.)
St. John’s, N.L.
Pat Whalen
President & CEO
LuminUltra Technologies Ltd. Fredericton, N.B.
FOR-PROFIT WITH 1-50 EMPLOYEES
John Atkins
CEO
JAC Digital Marketing Agency
St. John’s, N.L.
Hall of Fame Inductee
MItch Cobb
CEO
Upstreet Craft Brewing, Upstreet BBQ Brewhouse
Charlottetown, P.E.I.
Saeed El-Darahali
CEO
SimplyCast Interactive Marketing Ltd. 
Dartmouth, N.S.
Justin Ghosn
CEO & Director
Yellow Cab GCORP
Halifax, N.S.
Jill Green
CEO
Green Imaging Technologies Inc, H2 Laboratories Ltd.
Fredericton, N.B.
Asif Hasan
CEO
SimpTek Technologies
Fredericton, N.B.
Bill Hennessey
Managing Director
Colliers Int’l NB/NL, Platinum Atlantic Realty, FiveFive Developments Inc.
Moncton, N.B.
Joe Hickey
President & CEO
ROCK Networks
Dartmouth, N.S.
Hans Kristensen
President & CEO
Embracor Medical
Dieppe, N.B.
Ashwin Kutty
President & CEO
WeUsThem Inc.
Halifax, N.S. 
Dallas Mercer
President & CEO
Dallas Mercer Consulting Inc.
Mount Pearl, N.L.
Greg Poirier
CEO
CloudKettle
Halifax, N.S.
Sam Sannandeji
CEO
Modest Tree
Halifax, N.S.
Jenny Smith
President & Executive Creative Director
Ray Creative Agency Inc.
St. John’s, N.L.
Jacqui Winter
President
HR Project Partners Inc.
Mount Pearl N.L.