Board of Directors 2018-05-07T14:02:26+00:00

Meet The Board

Derek Brett, Burnside Law Office
Derek Brett, Burnside Law Office Chair
Derek B. Brett practices law with Burnside Law Group in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. He was admitted to the Nova Scotia Bar in 2014, and remains a member of both the District of Columbia Bar Association (since 2000) and the Florida Bar Association (since 1996). He was Regional State Co-Lead Counsel for the Florida Democratic Lawyers Council from 2003-2012, and was Regional Co-Lead Counsel for the Kerry-Edwards US Presidential Campaign in 2004, and for the Obama-Biden Campaigns in 2008 and 2012. He currently serves as Chairperson for the Greater Burnside Business Association, as Regional Legal Counsel for the American Chamber of Commerce in Canada, General Counsel for the Atlantic Jewish Council, and is a Member of the Board of Directors for the Harbourside Halifax Rotary Club. He has served as a media commentator and panelist on a wide range of legal cases and topics in both the United States and Canada. He is also the recipient of several awards from Florida legal publications, including “Best Lawyers in Florida” (2009), and “International Advisory Expert Award” (2018).
Andrew Inch, Municipal Enterprises Inc.
Andrew Inch, Municipal Enterprises Inc.Co Vice Chair
Andrew Inch has been a member and director of the GBBA since 2008, serving as chair of the advocacy committee and vice chair of the Board over the years. Andrew is a lawyer and works as Manager of Corporate Affairs at the Municipal Group of Companies, which includes Dexter Construction and REGroup. Andrew volunteers in his community, likes to spend time with his family and friends, and in his spare time enjoys skiing, sailing, bicycling, and playing guitar.
Scott Brown, Scotiabank
Scott Brown, ScotiabankTreasurer/Secretary
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Joe Treen, Safety Services
Joe Treen, Safety ServicesDirector
Joe is a workplace safety professional employed with Safety Services Nova Scotia as OHS Director. Joe has been a member of GBBA since SSNS offices moved to Burnside and has been on the Board of Directors since (sorry, I don’t even know the date!). Joe is happily married with one teenage son and a four legged best friend, Chloe.
Chrissy Jardine, Hampton Inn
Chrissy Jardine, Hampton InnDirector
Chrissy Jardine has been a member of the GBBA sense 2017. Chrissy has 15 plus years in the hospitality industry and her focus includes developing, drive sales with continuing to build and maintain community relationships. Chrissy is currently acting Director of Sales for D.P Murphy Hotels &Resorts which has 12 properties across the Maritimes covering multiple hotel brands. Chrissy resides in East Hants and in her spare time you can find her with a camera in her hand as she has a passion for photography and spending time with her family and friends.
Earl MacLeod, MNP LLP
Earl MacLeod, MNP LLPDirector
Earl MacLeod has been involved with GBBA since 2012 and has been on the board of directors since 2015. Earl is a Chartered Professional Accountant and is a Partner of MNP LLP working in the area of taxation. Earl provides tax and business advice to owner managed businesses to assist them in dealing with corporate and personal Canadian and U.S. tax matters. Earl lives in Dartmouth with his wife and enjoys spending time golfing, travelling, and running.
Dee Deuville, TC Media
Dee Deuville, TC MediaDirector
Dee Deuville has been a member and a Director of the GBBA since 2005. Recently retired from a career in Media Sales, most notably with TC Media and the Burnside News. In the past year enjoyed a position as Regional Account Representative for the Chronicle Herald. Enjoys travelling, gardening and reading. Dee likes to stay involved in her community by volunteering with the GBBA and the Halifax Chamber of Commerce.

Ex Officio

Tony Mancini, HRM Councilor District 6
Tony Mancini, HRM Councilor District 6Ex Officio
Susan LeBlanc – MLA Dartmouth North
Susan LeBlanc – MLA Dartmouth NorthEx Officio
Darren Fisher, MP, Dartmouth-Cole Harbour
Darren Fisher, MP, Dartmouth-Cole HarbourEx Officio

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