Joel McKay

Joel McKay

Chief Executive Officer, Northern Development Initiative Trust

Joel is the Chief Executive Officer of Northern Development Initiative Trust, a quarter billion dollar regional development corporation focused on building a stronger economy across Northern British Columbia. Joel joined Northern Development in June 2012 as Director of Communications where he led a successful communications services program for small communities across the region, and handled the Trust’s communications and marketing and economic research and analysis.

Joel was previously Assignment Editor at Business in Vancouver Newspaper where he led a team of journalists and focused on in-depth coverage of the resource sector. Joel is editor of the Don Rennie award-winning Small Town P.R. Playbook, a Jack Webster award winning journalist, was named one of Prince George’s Top 40 Under 40 business leaders, an alumni of the 2015 Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference and in 2016 was honoured with a Distinguished Alumni Award from Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

Thursday, February 28, 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm – Concurrent Session C-1 Local Government and Tourism: working together on advancing destination development.

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