The Atlantica Centre for Energy proactively engages with industry, government, the education and research sectors, and the public to foster sustainable growth related to energy opportunities in Atlantic Canada.
How we do it
Improve Energy Literacy: improving the understanding of how the energy sector works and how it impacts the lives of Atlantic Canadians by providing accessible, accurate and reliable information on important current energy topics.
Facilitate Dialogue: actively participating in conferences and events as speakers, panel members and moderators; publish discussion papers and commentaries; and coordinate events and discussions.
Foster Partnerships: connecting stakeholders and providing networking opportunities through our broad reach in Atlantic Canada across all sectors related to energy.
Stephen D. MacMackin
A licensed funeral director, Stephen was president of The Brenan Group Ltd. for 30 years. The family business that he owned and operated with his brother Bill provides funeral services from four locations in the Greater Saint John area. While the next generation of the family – two of Stephen’s children – have now taken on day-to-day management of the funeral homes, he continues to play an advisory role and remains active in Select Community Funeral Homes Inc., a firm he and Bill established that facilitates ownership transition in the funeral services sector providing both guidance and investment in support of the new owners.
Michelle RobichaudPresident firstname.lastname@example.org
With more than 20 years of progressive public relations and business management experience, Michelle has lead research projects and community engagement initiatives as a consultant for various government and community groups with her own company and as a community volunteer.
Jonathan AlwardVice President, Policy email@example.com
Jonathan Alward has spent more than a decade working with or within governments at various levels across Canada on policy and economic development.
Neil JacobsenSenior Policy Consultant firstname.lastname@example.org
Neil’s exposure to the energy sector is deep-rooted. Neil previously served as Assistant Deputy Minister with the New Brunswick Department of Energy and Mines, where he led the team that managed energy related policy, planning and regulatory affairs activities for the Province of New Brunswick. Neil recently co-led a strategic “value-optimization” initiative with the City of Saint John and Saint John Energy focused on positioning the utility and municipality for sustainable growth through product and service innovation and the pursuit of new renewable energy development opportunities.
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