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  • At the St. John’s Board of Trade, connecting with our members is important. Our staff come from various backgrounds and have expertise in diverse areas. We look forward to talking with you, hearing your feedback, and learning about your membership experience. Please contact us for more information.

  • Nancy Healey, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
    nhealey@bot.nf.ca
    c. 682-0798
    p. 726-2961, ext. 206

    As Chief Executive Officer, Nancy is responsible for managing and administering the day-to-day operations for the St. John’s Board of Trade. She provides overall leadership in the administration of the Board’s operations by planning, organizing, managing, and evaluating programs, services, and facilities of the Board. In addition, she supports the chair and the executive in their dealings with the federal, provincial, and municipal governments, as well as other associations and stakeholders.


    Rhonda Tulk-Lane, Director of Business Solutions
    solutions@bot.nf.ca
    p. 726-2961, ext. 201
    c. 351-0291

    Book a time to connect with Rhonda click here.

    St. John’s and the surrounding area is home to a number of high-quality resources that support businesses and entrepreneurs. It’s a complicated world, and it’s rare that business owners and entrepreneurs have time to be familiar with all the resources available to them to support and grow their business.

    Knowledge is power, and missing access to an available resource can mean the difference between success and failure.

    Rhonda’s job is to connect members with solutions and resources to help their business succeed.
    We are the “go to” resource for business in the St. John’s area. We’re building a coordinated network of resource partners that will quickly route you to valuable information, available programs, experience and expertise to help your business succeed.


    Jennifer Chaytor, Manager of Finance & Compliance
    jchaytor@bot.nf.ca
    p. 726-2961, ext. 210

    Our Manager of Finance & Compliance is responsible for maintaining the day-to-day financial control of the Board and ensuring that all the finances are properly administered and monitored with the assistance of the CEO and the Secretary/Treasurer. Duties include accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, budgets, and financial statements. Jennifer also ensures the Board is in compliance with all regulatory bodies relating to all government agencies. Jennifer is also a member of the Treasurer’s Committee and is the staff-support to the Secretary/Treasurer.


    Jackie Bryant Cumby, Member Relations Specialist
    jcumby@bot.nf.ca
    p. 726-2961, ext. 202

    Jackie works closely with the Board, management, and communications teams to provide current information to the Board of Trade membership and its volunteers. Her role involves database management, online marketing design and delivery, and technology support for staff. She works with the member benefits team in providing support through collateral development. Jackie is also the recording secretary for the Board of Trade and provides administrative support to the Board.


    Ziyi Qian, Membership and Advertisement 
    zqian@bot.nf.ca
    p. 726-2961, ext. 212

    Ziyi (pronounced “Zee”) is our new Membership Account Executive. Ziyi holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Memorial University with additional experience from China and Italy. Responsible for the recruitment of new business members, Ziyi energetically provides support for new members, aiding in their integration with the Board of Trade’s many programs and services. He loves to meet with business, listen and brainstorm together on ways the Board can help them grow. Ziyi seeks to celebrate the success of our members as well and always welcomes members’ exciting news. If you want to spread your message via our channels, make sure to drop Ziyi an email! Outside our office, you might find Ziyi is flying to his next destination, having a time at local restaurants, and performing around the city.


    Brendan Hagerty, Manager of Labour Market Solutions
    bhagerty@bot.nf.ca
    p. 726-2961, ext. 209

    As our Manager of Labour Market Initiatives, Brendan Hagerty, is responsible for connecting enterprises with business development initiatives, partnerships, and screened, ready to hire talent. He manages The Connector program which is offered through the St. John’s Board of Trade, the Greater Corner Brook Board of Trade and the Exploits Regional Chamber of Commerce. The Connector Program is a simple, yet highly effective networking initiative that connects business leaders with skilled local individuals looking to establish and grow their professional network. Brendan, along with the Labrador committee, will offer members opportunities to expand their knowledge and gain insightful awareness of the procurement process in the supply chain of resource development companies. He will also help members become familiar with practical labour market resources offered by stakeholder groups on the recruitment and retention of employees.


    Brandon Ellis, Policy and Advocacy Researcher
    bellis@bot.nf.ca
    p. 726-2961, ext. 205

    As our Policy and Advocacy specialist, Brandon leads the advocacy efforts of the St. John’s Board of Trade in the areas of federal, provincial, and municipal issues. He is responsible for leading the St. John’s Board of Trade’s policy research to further the interests of its members. Brandon will develop and foster positive working relationships and linkages with key government officials, departments, and political representatives, particularly at the provincial and federal levels.

    Brandon is a graduate of Cape Breton University completing a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Political Science and a Certificate in Public Administration. He has also completed a Masters in Political Science from Memorial University. While at Cape Breton University he was greatly engaged in student advocacy and served as Cape Breton University Student Union President from 2014-2016 and also held a seat on the CBU Senate and Board of Governors.


  • Ashley Verge, Central Region Coordinator, Connector NL
    averge@connectornl.ca
    572-2345

    Ashley is excited to be part of the Connector NL expansion to Central Newfoundland. Being born and raised in Central, she is passionate about the region and being a force to help its residents find meaningful connections. She’s also aware of the irony that it is a job with the St. John’s Board of Trade that brought her back to Central after over 10 years studying and working in St. John’s.

    Along with Connector NL, Ashley assists with Board of Trade events, helping with digital content and resource development. She works with the Business Solutions team and is active in promoting AIPP to members and businesses across the province.

    Ashley’s past experience includes working in post-secondary students services and being a provincial non-profit representative. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Memorial University and has studied Community Investment through Mount Royal University.


  • Shanna Mugford, Western Region Coordinator, Connector NL
    smugford@connectornl.ca
    388-1103

    Shanna is the Western Region Coordinator for Connector NL and works in her hometown, Corner Brook. She believes in the potential of Newfoundland and Labrador and is excited to play a role in helping job seekers find meaningful employment on the west coast. In addition to Connector NL, she is part of the St. John’s Board of Trade’s Business Solutions team and works with the Greater Corner Brook Board of Trade on regional initiatives.

    Shanna has a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications Studies and Sociology from Memorial University.


  • Ankur Sheohare, Student Intern
    asheohare17@gmail.com

    Ankur studies at Memorial University of Newfoundland pursuing Master of Business Administration Degree  

    A native of India, Ankur decided that he wanted to pursue an enriching cultural experience by studying overseas. A writer and motivational speaker at heart, Ankur devotes his time here at St John’s Board of Trade helping to support employers interested in immigration, creating awareness of the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP) and working on search engine optimization. When he isn’t typing away, he can usually be found reading novels, going on hikes, cooking delicious meals, or spending time with his beautiful family.

    St John’s Board of Trade Core Project: Search Engine Optimization


    Michelle Pye, Student Intern

    Michelle is very excited to be completing her work term with the St. John’s Board of Trade.  She is nearing the end of a two year Business Administration program from Academy Canada.

    Michelle is very interested in Human Resource Management and Finance and is looking forward to experiencing all aspects of the business world. Outside of work Michelle is an English Tutor and is employed with the Learning Disability Association that helps children learn to read. She loves spending time with her family, helping others succeed and exploring the outdoors.


    Jamie Molloy, Student Intern

    Jamie is currently enrolled in the Business Management program at the College of the North Atlantic with a focus in the field of Marketing.

    Jamie is a passionate marketing student at the College of the North Atlantic who is very interested in learning everything that he can while being in the world of business. While being with the St John’s Board of Trade, he is hoping that he can take most of what he experiences and bring that with him throughout his career. Jamie enjoys being with his friends, and partaking in athletic related activities.