A proud Newfoundlander and Labradorian from the tiny community of Pound Cove, Bonavista Bay, the president & CEO of Fortis Inc., credits his parents with teaching him that working hard and being authentic are key elements of success. In this story, we follow Barry Perry’s journey from trading in blueberries to trading on Wall Street—and back again.

Photos from Atlantic Business Magazine’s 20th annual Top 50 CEO awards gala: 650 executives guests, 50 award-winning CEOs and one unforgettable celebration of corporate leadership excellence.