[speaker photo=”http://www.placentiachamber.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Don-stevens-web.jpg” name=”DON STEVENS” post=”General Manager, Long Harbour Operations” company=”Vale NL”]Don Stevens is the General Manager, Long Harbour Operations for Vale. Don began working on the Voisey’s Bay project in 2000 as Senior Hydrometallurgical Engineer at Vale Technical Services Limited. In 2004, Don was assigned to manage the Hydromet Demonstration Plant in Argentia. In 2007 he accepted the role of General Manager for Long Harbour Operations, representing operations during the project design phase and preparing for project hand over and plant start-up.

Don holds a degree in chemistry from Memorial University of Newfoundland and a Masters in chemical engineering from the University of New Brunswick and is a licensed professional engineer. Previous to his work with Vale, Don’s professional experience included production engineering at Sherritt International Limited’s nickel refinery in Alberta and project engineering with New Brunswick Power Corporation.

[/speaker] [speaker photo=”http://www.placentiachamber.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/sadie_web.jpg” name=”SADIE SELLARS” post=”Technical Manager” company=”Hebron Project”]Sadie Sellars holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland and has over 25 years industry experience working in a series of progressive roles associated with the development and modification of offshore / GBS facilities. Her career with ExxonMobil began in 2003 as Hibernia Construction / Projects Lead and in 2005 she was appointed Projects Supervisor – ExxonMobil Canada East. In this role, she was responsible for all aspects of facility modifications for both the Hibernia and Sable Assets. In 2008, she became a Project Advisor with ExxonMobil Production Company, where she was responsible for providing Project execution planning support for production affiliates in various international locations. Currently she is the Technical Manager for the Hebron Project.
[/speaker] [speaker photo=”http://www.placentiachamber.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/sam_sinyard.jpg” name=”SAM SINYARD” post=”Mayor” company=”Town of Marystown”]Sam Synard has been involved with municipal government since 1989 and presently serves as Mayor of Marystown, NL. Sam has occupied numerous positions in municipal organizations. In 1999-2000, he was President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and from 1995-1999, he was President of the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Municipalities (NLFM). From 2000-2007 Sam was Chairperson of the Green Municipal Fund, which is an Ottawa based $550 million national endowment fund entrusted to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) by the Government of Canada. As chairperson, Mr. Synard oversaw investments in leading edge municipal environmental infrastructure throughout Canada.

Sam has served on numerous provincial and national boards. Two years on the Board of Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) – Atlantic Innovation Fund (AIF); Co-Chair Provincial Task Force on Implementation of Regional Government; Chairperson, Consumer Advisory Council for Newfoundland Power; Chairperson, Burin Peninsula Community Futures and Chairperson for the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Summer Games.

Sam has a Bachelor of Education degree and a Political Science degree from Memorial University and a Masters degree from the University of New Brunswick.

[/speaker] [speaker photo=”http://www.placentiachamber.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Bob-Cadigan-Photo-web.jpg” name=”BOB CADIGAN” post=”President & CEO” company=”NOIA”]Bob Cadigan is an experienced executive who has contributed to the success of a number of Newfoundland & Labrador based corporations.
As VP Personal Insurance and Marketing with Anthony Insurance, Bob lead the strategic re-positioning of that company to a new market space, including brand development, advertising/communications strategy and technology driven operational tactics, resulting in increased market share, category leading client retention and significantly improved profitability. Anthony Insurance’s leadership was recognized by the St. John’s Board of Trade as recipient of the 2000 Business Excellence Award and the 2000 Customer Service and Reliability Award. Bob also developed Anthony’s corporate contact centre which became the model for corporate partner, Paris based AXA Insurance’s successful joint venture with the National Bank of Canada in Montreal.
While at Johnson Inc., he was a key member of the corporate team that successfully expanded Johnson’s group through a period of dramatic national growth.
Bob is a graduate of Memorial University of Newfoundland.