Salutations from St. John’s

Second time over here in the past few weeks. Good town. Fantastic people. Drizzly and 9 degrees this morning.

I see that Stephen Lund from NSBI made the list of Atlantic Canada’s Top 50 CEOs this year. It’s a well deserved accolade. The guy is good at what he does. I think the last economic developer to win that was Moncton’s Ron Gaudet – athough come to think of it Steve Demsey from the GHP may have won it as well.

There are some good names on that list but you have to wonder about David Hay at NB Power. The few people that I know that interact with Hay say he is a top shelf guy but NB Power hasn’t been an stellar economic success in recent years.

It’s a bit strange that out of 50 companies, there is only one technology CEO on the list (Bulletproof) unless you count Aliant. It seems to me that if the future is technology based business, you’d like to see more of these guys making this list.