March 20, 2013; ST. JOHN’S, NL: The Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association (NEIA) held its Annual General Meeting yesterday. Hon. Tom Hedderson, Minister of Environment and Conservation, opened the event with an address to the environmental sector businesses and organizations in attendance.

The event also included the election of NEIA’s officers. City of St. John’s Councillor Sheilagh O’Leary acted as the special guest Returning Officer for the election, which saw four positions filled.

Members of the 2013-2014 Board of Directors include:

    Steve Bonnell – AMEC Environmental & Infrastructure
    Stephanie Curran – WorleyParsons
    David Fay – Fay Environmental
    Kaylen Hill – Altius Minerals
    Michelle Marley – Terra Sustainability Consulting
    Elisabeth Poirier-Garneau – Alderon
    Deidre Puddister – Pennecon
    Frank Ricketts – Nalcor Energy
    Perry Trimper – Stantec Consulting Ltd.

Collectively, NEIA’s Board of Directors guide the strategic activities of the organization. These activities are focused on the growth of the environmental sector through business expansion, professional development, innovation and productivity, export and international business, and policy and advocacy.

Outgoing Director and former Chair Susan Sherk from AMEC Environment & Infrastructure was thanked and recognized for her outstanding contribution to the environmental sector and significant contribution to NEIA during her tenure.

NEIA is a not-for-profit association of businesses that promotes the growth and development of the environmental industry in this province. It is Newfoundland and Labrador’s premier resource for the industry offering a diverse range of expert knowledge and services in the business of mitigating and minimizing environmental damage for the protection and enhancement of the environment for present and future generations. NEIA has more than 140 members.