Our Team

Gord joined Commissionaires as a governor with our Northern Alberta, Northwest Territories and Nunavut Division in May 2014, and became Chair of the the Division in May 2019. He was acclaimed as National Board Chair at our June 2021 AGM.

Following his retirement as Vice-President for Syncrude Canada Ltd. in 2010, Gord became Chair and Industrial Professor for the Safety and Risk Management Program in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Alberta. He has held numerous senior business and board positions and brings a wealth of safety and risk related background to Commissionaires. Gord continues to provide support in safety, risk management and organization effectiveness to firms and Boards across Canada.

Captain Paul A. Guindon, CD RCN (Ret’d)
Chair, National Business Management Committee

Paul Guindon assumed the role of Chair of the Commissionaires National Business Management Committee (NBMC) in June 2018, where he represents and leads a nation-wide alliance of 15 Commissionaires CEOs. The committee’s focus is to find new and better ways of doing business in response to increased security threats, new standards and laws, continuous technological advances, and greater expectations for training and services.

This is Paul’s second tenure as Chair of the NBMC. He also served in that role from 2008 to 2013 before transitioning to Chair of the National Steering Committee for Non-Core Policing.

Paul is a highly accomplished security professional with over 47 years of combined military, leadership and executive experience. He served more than 33 years in the Royal Canadian Navy, where he commanded HMCS Ville de Quebec, the Fifth Canadian Maritime Operations Group and the Canadian Fleet Atlantic. He is a graduate of Dalhousie University in Halifax and le collège interarmées de défense in Paris. He also completed the Advanced Military Studies Course at the Canadian Forces Command and Staff College in Toronto.

In 2004, Paul launched his second career as CEO of Commissionaires Ottawa. Within the first decade, the Ottawa Division tripled in size under his leadership, emerging as one of Ottawa’s largest private employers and a repeat Consumer Choice Award winner for business excellence.

Today, Commissionaires Ottawa employs about 4,000 security professionals who provide services at hundreds of locations in the National Capital Region, the Ottawa Valley, throughout Northern Ontario and also in parts of Southwestern Ontario.

In the community, Paul is Past President and a current member of the Association of Professional Security Agencies (APSA). He is also a member of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP), the American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS) and various other security, military and governmental associations.

Mark Watson joined Commissionaires as Chief of Staff in July 2020. Mr. Watson’s responsibilities include progressing the Federation’s social mandate, assisting in the implementation of the Federation’s strategic plan, and facilitating interaction and information sharing among the 15 member Divisions. He is accountable to the National Board.

Mark was a career naval officer. He retired in 2019 after three and a half decades of military service, having reached the rank of as a commodore and senior logistics officer in the Royal Canadian Navy.

His leadership and out of the box thinking earned him numerous commanding positions including CEO of Non-Public Funds – a separate operating agency of the government, Chief Logistics Advisor – African Union Mission in Sudan, Executive Director – Canadian Forces Liaison Council with the Department of National Defence, Director General Compensation and Benefits, Director Maritime Material Operation Support, and J 4 Canada Command with the Canadian Armed Forces.

In addition to his professional experience, Mark holds a BA in History and Political Science, a Masters of War Studies, a Masters of Defence Studies, all from the Royal Military College of Canada, and an MBA from Saint Mary’s University. He’s an accomplished author with eight publications, and was awarded the Canadian 125 Medal, the Operational Support Medal, the Canadian Peacekeepers Medal, The NATO Medal with Former Yugoslavian Bar, and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Brook Bangsboll served as a Transportation Logistics Officer in the Canadian Armed Forces/Royal Canadian Air Force from 1985 to 2020, and qualified as an operational Loadmaster on the CC-130 Hercules and the CC-150 Polaris in the strategic, tactical and search and rescue roles. He has extensive staff, command, and operational experience, having deployed to various locations around the world, including the high Canadian Arctic, Greenland, Bosnia, Croatia, Italy, Rwanda, Ethiopia/Eretria, Qatar, and Kuwait. He enjoyed fascinating tours of duty at NORAD headquarters in Colorado Springs, working in the Command Centre in Cheyenne Mountain and was on the Joint Staff at the Pentagon in Washington D.C. Brook holds a Masters degree in War Studies from the Royal Military College of Canada and is a graduate of the United States Air Forces’ Command and Staff College. He joined the National Office of Commissionaires in September 2020.

Noyan has been passionate about building websites from an early age. He has been developing for the web professionally since 1998 and believes in designing web experiences that are distinguished, storied, and illustrious. Having joined the National Office in September 2021 as Web Administrator, he’s now also helping with business data analytics and analysis efforts.

Richard Beaudoin joined the Canadian Forces as a MARS officer in 1983. He obtained his bridge watchkeeping ticket onboard HMCS SKEENA and later became an Above Water Warfare Director. After some additional training, he served as a Communication officer onboard HMCS FRASER. Richard became an instructor for Naval Communications Officers at the Canadian Forces Naval Operations (CFNOS), and participated in CANUS and NATO operations. He retired after 24 years of service. Richard joined Commissionaires as the Manager of Training and Standards in 2013, and became the National Office’s ISO Programs Lead in 2017.

Lisa was fresh out of school when she joined National Office two weeks into the COVID-19 pandemic. She draws on her mix of marketing, media monitoring, strategic thinking, and brand management experience in her work as a member of the public affairs and marketing team. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in English literature from Carleton University and an honours diploma in Public Relations from Algonquin College.

Makayla joined the National Office in May 2021, immediately after graduating from the Library and Information Technician program at Algonquin College. She began working as a digital archivist and later joined the Public Affairs and Marketing team as a Junior Digital Marketing Coordinator.

Ann joined the reserves in 1985 as a musician and participated in the Changing of the Guard in Ottawa summer 1985 (full-time) and summer 2019 (part-time). She remains active in the Governor General’s Foot Guards and is the longest continuous serving member in the Regiment. She is very proud of her military service including playing Last Post for remembrance services and internments including the internment of Capt. Nichola Goddard and her Great Grand Uncle whose remains from the Great War were found in France in 2008. Ann joined National Office in March 2021, bringing over 25 years of experience in board governance and committee management working with not-for-profit associations and organizations both as a professional and on a smaller scale as a volunteer, and over 20 years of experience managing large events and coordinating event support for conferences, diplomatic and royal visits.

Geoff completed a career of almost 40 years with the Royal Canadian Navy, culminating with a three-year posting to NATO Headquarters in Belgium. He joined National Office in August 2019 as the Operations Coordinator.

Maryam Mustafa is a public affairs and communications professional with experience in the public and private sectors. She is passionate about helping organizations build, enhance and protect their brand, market their products and services, and strategically engage communities, government, employees, customers, media and other stakeholders. Maryam is a trilingual Sudanese-Canadian and a graduate of McMaster University, with an BA (Hons) in Political Science. She joined National Office in 2019.

Blake Patterson has more than 35 years of professional writing, communications, and logistics experience, including 20 years of RCN service as a Naval Logistics Officer and Public Affairs Officer, and private sector experience as a newspaper editor and corporate communications manager. His diverse career has taken him from reporting on small town hockey in Ontario to mining operations in Mongolia, and from covering RCN drug busts in the Caribbean to providing media liaison and communications services for the Canadian Forces Military Police and the Royal Military College of Canada. Blake retired from the RCN in 2021 and assumed his role as the Corporate Services Operations Coordinator at National Office.

After pursuing her CGA designation, Gail applied her skills at local charity “The Children’s Village,” followed by several years in public accounting and a national not for profit servicing the business aviation industry. Gail joined the National Office in April 2013.

Chris Mitchell, MHS
CEO, British Columbia Division

Chris Mitchell spent his formative years growing up in West Africa, returning to Canada in 1998. From there, he joined the Canadian Armed Forces, Infantry Corps, and enrolled in the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC), where he first completed a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Business Administration. He later went on to receive a certificate in Health Services Management, a Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management, and finally his Masters in Health Studies – Leadership. In 2010, Chris was awarded the Certified Health Executive (CHE) designation by the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL).

Chris’s strong leadership foundation was established throughout his infantry experience. He later transitioned into military healthcare administration where he lead non-clinical operations and emergency support for the military’s busiest medical clinic. In 2010, Chris transferred out of the military to a new role with the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, where he lead a team that developed, administered, and evaluated chronic disease programming. In 2012, Chris moved to Revera Inc. as the Executive Director for the Capilano Care Centre, where he was responsible for leading a blended clinical and administrative management team in delivering exceptional care to residents. He later transitioned to the Provincial Director and was accountable for the strategic direction, performance and welfare of eight Revera long-term care homes in BC.

Chris recently served as a board member of the BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA), and had the pleasure of working with a team that developed strategies aimed at enhancing the effectiveness of provincial health systems.

His diverse experience spreads over multiple provinces with government, non-profit, and private healthcare organizations, and has established him as an expert in people-leadership and Canadian business.

Geoff Hamilton joined CGL as President and CEO in March 2022 after serving as CEO of Commissionaires Nova Scotia for nearly four years. He concurrently served as Vice-Chair of the Corps’ National Business Management Committee for nearly three years. His return to Canada in 2018 followed international leadership experience including working as CEO of Exera, Myanmar’s leading security risk management firm and developing an agro-forestry project based in South Sudan.

Geoff began his career in the Royal Canadian Navy and is still active in the reserve where he holds the rank of Commander. He completed his undergraduate degree at Dalhousie University, earned a master’s degree in law specializing in international dispute resolution from the University of London (Queen Mary and University Colleges), and is a graduate of the Canadian Forces College’s Joint Command and Staff Programme.

Rowan Hamilton joined CGL as the Chief Operating Officer in November 2021. Reporting directly to the CEO, Rowan is responsible for the overall daily operations and will work with the senior leadership team to implement the strategic vision and values of the company.

Prior to joining CGL, Rowan has held senior leadership roles in both business development and business operations with national and multinational security organizations. His diverse background brings a unique perspective, a depth of valuable experiences, and local and national insight. This is Rowan’s second role with Commissionaires having most recently worked in Calgary for the Southern Alberta Division before returning to the GTA in the summer of 2021.

Mark Blevis joined the CGL executive team in February 2022 after nearly five years as Director, Public Affairs and Marketing with Commissionaires National Office. As Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, he is responsible for finance, information technology, marketing and communications, compliance, governance support, and legal.

Mark began his career in IT in 1995 and quickly moved into security, risk management, and privacy, leading security teams and projects at Timestep, Calian, BCE Emergis, and the Canadian Coast Guard. In 2007, he shifted his focus to communications, and issues and reputation management. He was hired to build a Canadian digital public affairs practice for a multinational public relations company after which he ran his own agency for eight years. His 2004 best-selling book, TOUCH, guides leaders of all types of organizations with proven approaches to human leadership and communication in the digital age. In addition to his corporate work, Mark taught communications and marketing classes as part of Algonquin College’s continuing education program.

Lieutenant-Colonel Michael Robert Voith
MSC CD PEng (Ret’d)

Lieutenant-Colonel Michael Voith was appointed the CEO of Commissionaires Kingston in May 2012 after more than 33 years of command and staff appointments in the Canadian Military Engineers of the Canadian Forces.

He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering), a Master of Arts Defence Management and Policy, and also a Master of Defence Studies all from the Royal Military College of Canada. He is a graduate of both the Canadian Land Force Command and Staff College and the Canadian Forces Command and Staff College. Mike is a Registered Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).

During his career Mike served in Germany, Cyprus, the Former Yugoslavia, Haiti, Ethiopia and Eritrea, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and twenty-one months in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Highlights of his career include commanding 4 Engineer Support Regiment and deploying his unit to Africa. Other career highpoints include commanding the Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) with deployments first to Sri Lanka and later to Pakistan to provide humanitarian disaster response after the tsunami and earth quake respectively in 2005. In 2010, Mike was promoted Acting Colonel and appointed the Chief Engineer of 10th (US) Mountain Division / Regional Command South in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Lieutenant-Colonel Voith is a recipient of the Meritorious Service Cross from Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada, the Sitara-i-Eisaar (Star of Sacrifice) from the President of Pakistan, and the US Bronze Star Medal for exceptional meritorious service as the Chief Engineer of 10th Mountain Division during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.

Bryan Payne (Ret’d) CD MBA
CEO, Manitoba Division

Born in Toronto, ON and raised in Edmonton, AB, Bryan is a twenty-two (22) year veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy as a Surface Operations Officer in frigates, destroyers and underway replenishment vessels.

Following his retirement in 2012, Bryan moved to Manitoba where he served roles in the federal public service, as Program Manager for Undergraduate Medical Education at the University of Manitoba’s College of Medicine, and most recently as Executive Director, Infrastructure at Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living. Bryan established himself in leading and managing a capital infrastructure program representing in excess of $1.5 billion in public investment.

Bryan has been recognized as a highly motivated, results-driven, independent professional with experience successfully leading teams through dynamic change and a track record of understanding and meeting complex organizational needs. He is a team builder who has demonstrated experience in building and growing networks of influence and expertise while continuing to serve Canada, through positively motivating, inspiring, and leading change.

Bryan earned his Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Ottawa in 2009.  He has a keen interest in entrepreneurship, systems design and organizational behaviour. 

When not otherwise engaged in professional pursuits, Bryan spends the remainder of his time enjoying his home in Winnipeg with his wife Kathryn.

Bob Ferguson
Chief Executive Officer
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Dwight Maxan
Director of Business
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Kathy Vair
Director of Human Resources
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Kevin Johnson
Director of Finance
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John Clarke
Training Manager
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Ray Taylor
Head of Operations Support
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Cathie Ryan
Regional Manager, West New Brunswick (Fredericton Office)
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Allan Baird
Regional Manager, PEI (Charlottetown Office)
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Nicole Gautreau
Regional Manager, South-East New Brunswick (Moncton Office)
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Gilles Legere
Regional Manager, North-East New Brunswick

George Garrett
Regional Manager, South New Brunswick (Saint John Office)
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Jake Bell – Chair & Chair of Executive Committee
Brad White – Vice Chair & Chair of Executive Committee
Joan Burke – Vice Chair of Executive Committee
Joseph Foote – Treasurer
Rahul Chaku – Assistant Treasurer
David Peer – Secretary
Susan O’Keefe – Assistant Secretary
Murratte Graves – Past Chair
Robert Cole
Bob Nice
Eric Goodwin
John Henderson
Maurice Belliveau
Scott Ferris
John Logan

Captain George Forward, CD BA(BComm) MDS RCN (Ret’d)
Commandant, Newfoundland and Labrador Division

Retired Captain (Navy) George Forward served with the Royal Canadian Navy, gaining extensive experience in budgetary, financial and resource allocation, strategic communications, and progressive leadership. He served in command at various levels, in postings including the Director of Military Pay and Allowance Processing, Military Personnel Command (Ottawa); Staff Officer, Strategic J4, Strategic Joint Staff (Ottawa); Commanding Officer, Formation Logistics (Halifax); Task Force Commander, Operation Saturn (Sudan); and Executive Assistant to the Assistant Deputy Minister of National Defence – Finance (Ottawa).

For his service, Captain (N) E.G. Forward has received the Sacrifice Medal; Southwest Asia Service Medal with Afghanistan Bar; Special Service Medal with NATO, Humanitas, Alert Bars; Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal; United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur Service Medal; Canada 125 Medal; Queen’s Jubilee Medal; and Canadian Forces Decoration with Bar.

Captain (N) E.G. Forward is a graduate of the College Militaire Royal de Saint Jean, as well as the Royal Military College of Canada where he received both a Baccalaureate in Arts and a Masters in Defence Studies. He is a Certified Supply Chain Professional and has recently completed the Royal Military College of Canada’s Canadian Security Studies Programme. He is an accomplished writer, having published numerous articles and papers, as well as a novel, Pomeroy’s Quay, a copy of which resides in the Princess Royal’s personal library.

George, his family and their two children have returned to his home of Newfoundland.

Commandant
Edward George Forward
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Director of Operations & Training
Bruce Vey
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Director of Administration
A. (Anastasia) Gibbons
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Director of Finance
Natalie Hiscock
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Payroll Services Manager
Tracy Rodgers
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Business Development / RCMP Accounts
Nathan McLachlan
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ID Services Manager
Dave Browne
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ID Services Manager
Duane Walsh
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Customer Services Manager
Peter Morey
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Customer Services Manager
Jim Hynes
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Operations Clerk/Quartermaster
Victoria
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RCMP G&M Payroll Officer
Cynthia Neil
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ISO / OH&S
Melissa Tollitt
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Lorne Gelowitz, Saskatoon Police Service (Ret’d) Chief Executive Officer Commissionaires North Saskatchewan Lorne Gelowitz was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the North Saskatchewan Division of Commissionaires in January 2019. He first joined Commissionaires in 2015, as Vice President of Operations for Saskatoon, Prince Albert, North Battleford, and La Ronge, and represented the Division on National Office Committees including the National Business Working Group, the Business Development Network, and the Communications Network.

Lorne brings over 31 years of proven leadership experience from his distinguished career with the Saskatoon Police Service. At the time of his retirement in 2015, he was serving as Detective Staff Sergeant in charge of the Criminal Investigations Division (CID) where he was responsible for criminal operations, staffing, and budgeting for 10 Units within the Police Service. His leadership and dedication have earned him many honours including the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award, the Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal, the Saskatoon Volunteer of the Year Award, the University of Saskatchewan Alumni Humanitarian Award, the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal, the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers, and several Law Enforcement Exemplary Service Awards, including the prestigious Chief of Police Award of Excellence. Lorne was a finalist in the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police “Canadian Top Cop Award,” and has been inducted into the International Law Enforcement Hall of Fame.

In addition to his community involvement, Lorne maintains memberships in the Saskatoon Police Association, both the Saskatoon and Saskatchewan Chambers of Commerce, the North Saskatoon Business Association, the Royal Canadian Air Force Association 602 Lynx Wing, the Army Navy & Air Force Veterans Club (ANAVETS), the Royal Canadian Legion and the Canada Remembers Our Veterans Air Show.

Lorne attended the University of Saskatchewan where he achieved a B.A. Adv. Degree majoring in both Political Science and Sociology. He has obtained his Strategic Management in Policing Certification, Senior Police Administration, and both the General and Advanced Certifications in Police Studies.

Lorne and his wife, Deidre, have two married children and four grandchildren. He enjoys travel, golf, time with family and friends, and his new role as grandfather.

Les Speers is responsible for the overall day to day Operations and Contract Management. Joining the Corps in 2002, Les has over 19 years’ experience in security management. Les is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP), board certified in security management with ASIS International, Risk Assessments and CPTED Reviews.

Vance McNab, a member of George Gordon First Nation in Treaty 4, was born in Lestock and spent his early years growing up playing hockey and ball in small town(s) Saskatchewan where his mother taught school. He graduated from Punnichy High School, worked in the north for a period and then attended the University of Saskatchewan, achieving a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography. 

Having spent summers working in the field of Archaeology at Wanuskewin and other sites, his first job after graduating was with Wanuskewin in its early development. He became their Director of Visitor Services and then Director of Marketing before leaving to join the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority (SIGA), where he is currently the Vice President of Marketing.

Vance has served on numerous Boards and Committees over the years, including the Museums Association, Aboriginal Tourism Team Canada, and Tourism Saskatchewan, where he was Board Chair for his last two-year term. In 2015, he attained a Chartered Director designation from McMaster University. More recently, he has rejoined the Wanuskewin family to sit on the Wanuskewin Heritage Park Board. 

Vance joined the Commissionaires North Saskatchewan Board in 2015 and served as Vice Chair from 2017-2020.  He was elected Chairman in May 2020.

Alan was born and raised in Saskatoon and after public school attended Ashbury College in Ottawa. Alan worked for the family business; Myers Construction during the summers of high school and after graduation was encouraged to market the new Myers homes and so entered the real estate business in 1972. This began a career that has spanned over 30 years in the industry with a wide variety of residential, industrial and commercial portfolios. Mr. Myers is currently a Senior Sales Associate with Colliers International.  Alan was involved with the Saskatoon Kinsmen Club in various capacities including President, as well as served as Corporate Donations Chair for three productions of Telemiracle. In 1986 he was honoured as a Life member of the Association. Alan also served on the Board of Elmwood Residences as Vice President and Chairman of the building and facilities committee. 

Alan was born and raised in Saskatoon and after public school attended Ashbury College in Ottawa. Alan worked for the family business; Myers Construction during the summers of high school and after graduation was encouraged to market the new Myers homes and so entered the real estate business in 1972. This began a career that has spanned over 30 years in the industry with a wide variety of residential, industrial and commercial portfolios. Mr. Myers is currently a Senior Sales Associate with Colliers International.  Alan was involved with the Saskatoon Kinsmen Club in various capacities including President, as well as served as Corporate Donations Chair for three productions of Telemiracle. In 1986 he was honoured as a Life member of the Association. Alan also served on the Board of Elmwood Residences as Vice President and Chairman of the building and facilities committee. 

Alan has served as Governor for the Commissionaires, North Saskatchewan Division since 2013.  He joined the Audit Committee in 2014, served as Vice Chair 2015-2017 and was elected Chairman in 2017. He served as Chairman from 2017-2020.

  • Darwin Forbes, Vice Chair
  • Doug Curliss
  • Doug Konkin
  • Joan Steckhan
  • Janine Harriman
  • Cary Primeau
  • Heidi Shockey

Tim brings extensive command and staff experience accumulated through his 31 years of military and 11 years of Alberta Government service. He was Deputy Minister of several departments including Deputy Solicitor General and is currently the Public Service Commissioner. A former Commander of Land Force Western Area, Tim also led Canada’s missions in Bosnia and Afghanistan.

Prior to joining the Commissionaires, John was the Executive Director of The Military Museums in Calgary. His nearly 32 years with the Canadian Forces included command and staff appointments throughout Canada and overseas. John is the Past Chair of the Northern Alberta Chapter of the American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS).

After graduating from Royal Military College of Canada and serving in the Canadian Armed Forces for three years, Tanya began a career in the Alberta Government focused on business planning and performance reporting. She is the recipient several times over of the Premier’s Award of Excellence and is currently a doctoral student at Royal Roads University.

Throughout his 28-year career in the Canadian Army Rick developed both leadership and managerial skills while serving across Canada and abroad. His experience in emergency management allowed him to transition to the Alberta Government where he held a several senior managerial positions including several Assistant Deputy Minister appointments. In addition to his professional life, Rick has coached, refereed and administered amateur hockey at multiple levels for both youth and adults in Alberta.

As a former Naval Reserve Officer, Kim represents the Senior Service. Currently she is the Assistant Deputy Minister for the Alberta Crown Prosecution Service. In addition to her legal background, Kim has been instrumental in bringing Crown Prosecutors into the digital age. Her time as President of the Alberta Crown Attorneys’ Association brings valuable Board experience to Commissionaires Northern Alberta Division.

After graduating from the Royal Military College, John spent several years with the Canadian Armed Forces Military Police before joining the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Throughout a full RCMP career he was involved in Federal, Provincial, Municipal and Indigenous policing. Since 2017, John has worked in the financial services industry for World Financial Group..

A graduate of the Royal Military College, Tom spent the first part of his career as an Army Engineer, with the appointment as the Officer Commanding of the SSF Airborne & Diver Combat Engineers. Since then he has over 25 years of operations management including the operational restructuring of several businesses as well as establishing, growing and selling several others. His track record of developing people and building relationships is well suited to the Commissionaires.

A graduate of the Royal Military College of Canada and former Assistant Deputy Minister of Alberta Treasury Board and Finance, Mark is presently a senior executive with Alberta Investment Management Corporation. He brings a wealth of executive, finance and governance experience and knowledge to the Board.

Over the last 20 years, Shami’s vast business experience includes real estate, franchising, technology and aviation sectors. His extensive past board experience includes Edmonton’s Food Bank, Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation and, most recently, Chair of the Edmonton Police Commission. Shami is the recipient of the Avenue Magazine’s Top 40 under 40 and the Alberta Centennial Medal.

Darlene is a senior police officer with extensive field and headquarters experience. Her Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Alberta, coupled with a Bachelor of Arts and a Business Diploma, provide a diverse skill set applicable to Commissionaires Northern Alberta Division’s Board of Governors.

Shawn is currently a senior personnel services staff officer in the 3rd Canadian Division (Canada’s Army of the West). A former Chief Warrant Officer with Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry and 3rd Canadian Division Sergeant Major, he brings over 40 years of military experience leading, training and mentoring soldiers at home and abroad.

Paul is currently the Deputy Minister of Municipal Affairs for Alberta. As a former Vice Chief of the Defence Staff and Commander of the Canadian Army, he brings a vast repertoire of leadership and staff experience to the board developed through a variety of national and international assignments.

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Mr. Hamilton joined Commissionaires as CEO in September 2018. Previously, he worked for three and a half years in Myanmar where he was CEO of Exera, the country’s leading security risk management firm; for a number of years before that he developed an agro-forestry project based in South Sudan. He began his career in the Royal Canadian Navy and is still active in the Reserve where he holds the rank of Commander. He completed his undergraduate degree at Dalhousie University, earned a master’s degree in law specializing in international dispute resolution from the University of London (Queen Mary and University Colleges), and is a graduate of the Canadian Forces College’s Joint Command and Staff Programme.

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Mr. MacIsaac joined Commissionaires in July 2017 following a 28-year career in the Royal Canadian Navy. With numerous appointments at sea and ashore, his final assignments were at the rank of Commander as Director of Maritime Logistics and as the Departmental Security Officer for the Department of National Defence in Atlantic Canada. He holds an undergraduate degree from Acadia University and is a graduate of the Canadian Forces College’s Joint Command and Staff Programme. He holds a Professional Logistician designation.

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Mr. Rounds joined Commissionaires in April 2017 following a 30-year career in the Royal Canadian Navy. Retiring at the rank of Commander, his career highlights included serving as comptroller of a half-billion dollar budget for the Vice Chief of Defence Staff, and as Logistics Operations Chief for NATO’s Regional Command (South) Headquarters, where he oversaw logistic support to over 10,000 NATO soldiers in Afghanistan. He holds a commerce degree from Saint Mary’s University, a Professional Logistician designation, and is a graduate of the Canadian Forces College’s Joint Command and Staff Programme. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant and currently volunteers as Treasurer for the Naval Association of Canada – Nova Scotia Branch.

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Mr. Bullen joined Commissionaires in 2018, following a 34-year career in the Royal Canadian Navy. Retiring at the rank of Chief Petty Officer, his naval career included thousands of days at sea, service in schools and staffs, two postings to the vaunted Sea Training Group, and the inception and execution of a leadership mentoring course for up-and-coming naval Chiefs seeking both to preserve and modernize the Royal Canadian Navy. In 2011, he was awarded the Robert I. Hendy Award for his contribution to maritime affairs and his service promoting the Sea and Navy League Cadet programs in the Atlantic region and nationally, ensuring that cadets were engaged and included in the presentation and consecration of the Queen’s Colours, Freedom of the City, and the International Fleet Review. Since 2019, Mr. Bullen has served as Manager, Mobile Patrol, responsible for the mobile patrol service line, fleet management and operations for the organization, and since 2021, as Manager, Atlantic Operations Centre, responsible for day-to-day operations of the secure 24/7 workforce scheduling and dispatch centre located at corporate headquarters in Bedford.

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Ms. Graves joined Commissionaires in 2004, following a 20-year career in the Canadian Armed Forces – Resource Management Support. Retiring at the rank of Warrant Officer, she served a one-year term as a Parking Enforcement Officer for Commissionaires before competing successfully for the position of Valley District Manager, a portfolio that she would develop and grow over the next twelve years. In 2017, she was seconded to the position of Manager, Atlantic Operations Centre, where she oversaw 24/7 region-wide dispatch service and support, employee onboarding and assignment, backfill scheduling and deployment for all client sites in Nova Scotia. In 2021, Ms. Graves’ in-depth knowledge of operational and administrative financial support saw her redeployed to the dual role of Manager, RCMP Detention Guards, responsible for the Nova Scotia operations of Standing Offer M4000-205076/001/MCT for guard services on behalf of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), and Manager, NMSO Contracts, with oversight of call-ups against the National Master Standing Offer (NMSO) and Supply Arrangement for guard services on behalf of Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC).

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Shawn joined Commissionaires in January 2015. He has more than 20 years’ experience managing national and international organizations. He enjoys working as part of a not-for-profit whose customers include the federal government, the Canadian Armed Forces, provincial and municipal business units, utility companies and the Nova Scotia Health Authority. A graduate of Saint Mary’s University and the College of Geographic Sciences, Shawn enjoys exploring Atlantic Canada, discovering forgotten history, and interacting with entrepreneurs. Community involvement is important to Shawn, who has been an active member of several recreational and trail organizations, and a volunteer for Feed Nova Scotia. Shawn has supported cultural awareness and diversity by participating in the Halifax Regional Municipality Community and Race Relations Committee, and the Persons with Disabilities Committee.

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Mr. Moore joined Commissionaires in 2008 following a 32+ year career in the Royal Canadian Navy. During his military career, he attained the highest non-commissioned rank of Chief Petty Officer 1st Class and was appointed to the rank of Member of the Order of Military Merit. Now as one of our HRM District Managers, Paul is applying his extensive management experience gained in the military, and previously-held roles with Commissionaires, including Site Manager, RCMP H Division Halifax, and Patrol Manager, Halifax Stanfield International Airport.

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Mr. Williston joined Commissionaires in 2018 after a 26+ year career in food manufacturing, with various posts across Canada. Mr. Williston brings extensive management experience as well as subsidiary roles in safety, capital projects, and continuous improvement. He has an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of New Brunswick. Harold continues to be an active hockey player, has coached in the Truro Minor Hockey Association, and participated in the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics.

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Rebecca is a professional writer and storyteller. She combines information with emotion to create compelling content that educates and inspires. Her journey at Commissionaires began in July 2021, after working as a business reporter in Halifax for a little more than five years.

Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Journalism (Honours) from the University of King’s College. She helped bring children\’s news programming to Canada as a student by making the case for it in articles and on the radio. 

Rebecca is highly introspective and enjoys doing physical activity outdoors to calm her mind. She loves to explore, eat food, and be in the company of good people. 

Laura Howlett
Manager, Communications & Corporate Services

902 421 2378
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Mrs. Howlett is a passionate communications professional with a BBA from MSVU and a Certificate in Digital Media from NSCAD. She joined Commissionaires in 2012 and has ten years of progressive experience in strategic marketing and communications roles from private, government and not-for-profit sectors.

Laura wears two hats in her role – both promotional in nature. She aims to inspire the cause of Commissionaires by attracting employees, as well as advertise the extensive line of services provided by experienced commissionaires.

When Laura’s not writing, or taste-testing as a local poutine connoisseur, she loves to sing! On Sundays she is a worship leader at her church in Halifax.

902 480 2117
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Ms. MacAusland joined Commissionaires in June 2017 as District Manager prior to becoming Contracts Officer in August 2018. She earned undergraduate degrees at Dalhousie University, Université Laval, and Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, and a Master of Business Administration from Saint Mary’s University. Her work draws on acquisition/sourcing experience in Aerospace and Defence, Information and Communication Technology, and Hospitality. She is driven by moving targets, tight deadlines, and her work with clients to ensure professional service, purpose, and positive results.

D/Commr Graham is the former Deputy Commissioner East, responsible for RCMP services in the provinces of Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic Provinces, retiring 8 June 2013 after 38 years’ service with the RCMP. Prior to this appointment, he was the Deputy Commissioner Atlantic Canada and Commanding Officer for Nova Scotia (“H” Division). He also has served as the Commanding Officer of New Brunswick (“J” Division) and Prince Edward Island (“L” Division). D/Commr Graham was elected to the CNS Board in January 2011.

C/Supt Bennett was elected to the CNS Board in 2006. He served with the RCMP for 37 years in a number of positions across Canada, including criminal operations officer in Nova Scotia, and operational and administrative positions in Saskatchewan, and Newfoundland/Labrador. Since retiring in 2009, he has continued to work in law enforcement and was appointed the Commissioner of Police in Antigua and Barbuda assisting their government in modernizing their police force and developing competency to fight criminal activity, resulting in award of a Meritorious Service Medal.

Cdr Hickey, a former Commanding Officer of HMCS Scotian and naval reservist for 35 years, was elected to the CNS Board in 1996 and served as the Board\’s first female Chair from 2018-2020. As a partner at McInnes Cooper, Halifax, she practices in the areas of litigation and administrative law. Cdr Hickey is a Past President of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society. She currently chairs the Governance Committee for Commissionaires Canada. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Magna Cum Laude) from Saint Mary’s University and an LLB from Dalhousie Law School.

Cdr Armstrong joined the CNS Board in 2014. She served 25 years in the Canadian Armed Forces Personnel/Logistics Branches followed by 10 years as a civilian in Chief of Military Personnel. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Saint Mary’s University, is a graduate of Canadian Forces Command and Staff College and NATO Defence College. In 2017, Saint Mary’s University presented her with an honorary degree (Doctor of Civil Law, Honoris Causa) in recognition of her service to Canada.

Mr. Carruthers joined Commissionaires in December 2017 following a 37-year career in the Public Accounting profession. During his role as a Partner, he worked with a variety of businesses, government and non-profit organizations, and specialized in Corporate Finance services in the Advisory services practice. He has an undergraduate degree from Acadia University and is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant, Chartered Business Valuator, and a Certified Management Consultant. He is currently employed as a Director, Client Development at Stonegate Private Counsel.

A/Commr Crampton was elected to the CNS Board in 2019 following a career of over 30 years with the RCMP. She served with the RCMP in seven provinces, including Nova Scotia, where she was the Operations Officer for Halifax District and the Provincial Intelligence Officer. She also served as the Commanding Officer for PEI and in Ottawa as the Officer in Charge of Federal Criminal Operations responsible for Serious and Organized Crime, Border Integrity, Human Trafficking, Cybercrime, and Financial Crime at a national and international level. A/Commr Crampton completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology with Honours at Acadia University and later attended the Harvard Kennedy School of Executive Education.

Col Curtis, a CNS Board member since 2006, served in the Land Force Reserve for 42 years including Commanding Officer 2 Bn Nova Scotia Highlanders (Cape Breton) and Cape Breton Militia District. He was employed in the G1 Cell HQ Land Forces Atlantic Area before retiring in 2008. His civilian sales and marketing career spanned 30 years in the telecommunications industry. He is an active member at Dieppe Branch No. 90 Royal Canadian Legion. Col Curtis is active in parish work and serves on numerous parish committees.

LCol Espenant was elected to the CNS Board in 2021. She served in the Canadian Armed Forces for 36 years in a variety of nursing, medical planning and health care leadership roles in Canada, the United States and overseas. Prior to joining the military, Anne was a critical care nurse at the Victoria General Hospital in Halifax and her career ended full circle as the Commanding Officer of 33 (Halifax) Field Ambulance. Her post-retirement focus has been on community volunteer work where she currently serves as a Broad member of Queens VON Community Corporation, Queens Manor and Queens Home Support, and the Astor Theatre for the performing arts. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Alberta and has completed all courses in the Executive Master of Arts in Leadership and Training at Royal Roads University.

LCol Fleck served 34 years in various roles in the Army throughout Canada and overseas as a Logistics Officer. Her last role was Commanding Officer at the Joint Task Force Atlantic Headquarters and J3 Ops where she coordinated all domestic operation responses for the four Atlantic Provinces. She is currently Commanding Officer 3 Intelligence Company (part-time Reservist) and is the HRM Emergency Manager. LCol Fleck is deeply involved in all aspects of improving community responses from homelessness to preparedness across HRM. She completed an undergrad degree at Cape Breton University in Emergency Management and is a graduate of the Canadian Forces College’s Joint Command and Staff Programme.

Active in the areas of media relations, marketing, communications, corporate community engagement and public affairs for 25 years, Corinne MacLellan is Sr. VP of M5 Public Affairs and a communications principal with Group ATN. Ms. MacLellan was a Canadian representative for the Belgian Government during the centennial period (2014-18) and is currently a member of the Board of Governors for the Army Museum Halifax Citadel. She was elected to the CNS Board in October 2018 and was appointed as HLCol for the Halifax Rifles in March of 2019.

Mr. MacRae is the President of RKM Investments which has interests in a number of Nova Scotia businesses. He has served his community in the roles of Honorary Colonel of The Cape Breton Highlanders and as Board Chair of The United Way of Cape Breton, Celtic Colours International Festival, Gaelic College of St. Ann\’s, as well as Sydney Airport Authority and Chamber of Commerce. Kirk also spent ten years as Board Member of The Royal Canadian Mint and presently sits on the Cape Breton University Board. Mr. MacRae was elected to the CNS Board in February 2020.

VAdm Miller, elected to the CNS Board in 2004, was Board Chair from 2014-2016, and National Board Chair of Canadian Corps of Commissionaires from 2016-2019. His 38 years of service in the Navy before retirement in 2003 included Commander Maritime Forces Atlantic (1997-2000) and NATO Chief of Staff/Deputy to the Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic (2000- 2003). VAdm Miller is the Past Chair of the Canadian Naval Memorial Trust, active in numerous community associations, and an avid musician and actor. He is currently the Honorary Colonel for VT406 Maritime Operational Training Squadron in Shearwater.

LCol Miller joined the CNS Board in 1994. He served 30 years in the Army Reserves which included Commanding Officer of the Princess Louise Fusiliers, and staff positions in Nova Scotia and Atlantic Area Headquarters. He is a former Honorary Colonel of the Regiment. He practiced dentistry in Dartmouth for 42 years, and was active with the Nova Scotia Dental Association, the Provincial Dental Board, and as President of the Halifax County Dental Society, and taught at Dalhousie Dental School. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Dalhousie University.

Cdr Oland joined Commissionaires in September 1995. With a career in the private sector and the Naval Reserve, he was owner/operator of Accurate Security Services before selling the enterprise to Chubb Industries. He held numerous positions in the Naval Reserve including command positions at sea and ashore, retiring as the Atlantic Regional Advisor to the Commander of the Naval Reserve. Cdr Oland is currently President of Lindwood Holdings Limited. He holds a commerce degree from McMaster University.

During his legal career, Mr. Ruck specialized in labour relations and employment, human rights, occupational health and safety and administrative law. In 1995, he was appointed Ombudsman for Nova Scotia. In 2011 he became the first full-time chair of the Unified Nova Scotia Labour Board. Mr. Ruck has shared his time and expertise with a range of volunteer organizations and is currently Chair of the University of King’s College Board of Governors. He was elected to the CNS Board in 2018. He holds a Bachelor of Law from Dalhousie University, Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) from Kings College, and Mediation from Harvard University Law School.

RAdm Weadon joined the CNS Board in 2020. He served 35 years with the Royal Canadian Navy with his final appointment as ADM Finance and Corporate Services and Senior Financial Officer for National Defence. Since retirement, RAdm Weadon helps deliver the CPA/CMA accreditation programs. An active volunteer, he serves as National Treasurer of the Navy League of Canada, Royal Military Colleges of Canada Foundation, and Canadian Naval Memorial Trust. He is also Director and Disbursement Advisory Committee Chair for the True Patriot Love Foundation.

Captain Paul A. Guindon
CD RCN (Ret’d) – CEO, Ottawa Division

In August 2004, Captain (N) Paul Guindon retired from military life to become the CEO of Commissionaires Ottawa—which today employs 3,800 security professionals who provide services at hundreds of corporate, industrial, public and government client sites.

By 2006, Commissionaires Ottawa was appointed as the Lead Division of Identification Services on behalf of all Commissionaires offices from coast to coast. Under Paul’s leadership, Commissionaires was among the first to be certified and accredited by the RCMP to participate in their Real Time Identification Project (RTID) – a state-of-the-art digital fingerprint record repository capable of providing immediate criminal record updates and comprehensive information via a direct and secure link. The Identification Services portfolio includes the following business lines: on-site or mobile digital fingerprinting, online or in-person criminal record checks (CRC), certified criminal record checks with fingerprints, complete background checks (which include employment screening and credit checks), a pardon application service, US waivers, as well as oaths and affidavits.

Paul Guindon is a 33-year veteran of the Canadian Navy. During his military career, he developed an advanced knowledge of weapons, missile systems and a wide range of national security protocols. He also honed his leadership skills during five command appointments and two deployments in a theatre of war. Paul is a graduate of Dalhousie University in Halifax and Le collège interarmées de défense in Paris. He also obtained his Advanced Military Studies Course (AMSC) from the Military Command and Staff College in Toronto.

In addition to his national and regional responsibilities with Commissionaires, Paul serves as President of the Association of Professional Security Agencies (APSA) and is a member of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP), the Centre for National Security (The Conference Board of Canada), the American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS), as well as various other security, military and governmental associations.

Marc Parent
CEO, Québec Division

Marc Parent joined Commissionnaires du Québec in August 2015 following a successful 31-year career with the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM). Throughout his career as a police officer, Marc rose through the ranks and held a number of senior positions, including that of Director of the SPVM from 2010 to 2015. During his mandate, he established an innovative community-based policing approach aimed at lowering the level of crime, enhancing the integrity and ethic within the Service and better respond to citizens’ security and safety concerns. At the same time, he assumed the North American presidency of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and has served on numerous provincial and federal committees where he participated in the development of strategies to respond to emerging threats to public security.  

Marc assumed the overall management of police operations during the 2011 “Occupy Montreal” movement and the 2012 Québec student strikes. In March 2015, he mobilized the entire Montréal community through the creation of the Centre de prévention de la radicalization menant à la violence (CPRV), a first in North America. 

With a Bachelor of Business Administration, a Master in Public Administration and as a graduate of the FBI Academy at the University of Virginia, Marc has an in-depth understanding work environments and a unique expertise in risk management. His experience includes the development of customized, comprehensive and socially responsible strategies to prevent and respond to security challenges in a changing environment. A driving force to promote a culture of efficiency, commitment and integrity, Marc offers solutions based on firsthand experience and lessons learned in safety and security.

Lieutenant Colonel Colin King, CD (Ret’d)
CEO, South Saskatchewan Division

Colin King was born in Saskatoon and raised in various small towns in Saskatchewan with the exception of two years in Brisbane, Australia.  Colin enrolled in Canadian Army’s Royal Regina Rifles as a Private Recruit in 1986.  In 1987 he was appointed Officer Cadet and attended officer training at the Combat Training Centre’s Infantry School in CFB Gagetown, New Brunswick.  Over 22 years of full-time and part-time service, Colin held virtually all command and staff positions possible within a Reserve infantry regiment, including Rifle Platoon Commander, Mortar Platoon Commander, Company 2IC, Company Commander, Adjutant, Intelligence Officer, Battalion Operations Officer, Deputy Commanding Officer, and Commanding Officer.  During his military career he also held key staff positions at Prairie Militia Area HQ, Land Force Western Area HQ, 38 Canadian Brigade Group HQ, as well as serving as the Saskatchewan Liaison Officer for the Canadian Forces Liaison Council.  He retired from the Army Reserve in 2008.

Colin entered the Saskatchewan Public Service in 1994 as a Federal-Provincial Liaison Officer and the Supervisor of Federal and Provincial Programs with Saskatchewan Emergency Planning.

He held a variety of roles related to provincial emergency planning and operations since, and most recently was the Deputy Commissioner/Director of Operations for the Emergency Management and Fire Safety Branch of Government Relations’ Public Safety Division.  During major provincial emergency operations, such as the most recent 2010, 2011, 2014 and 2015 flooding events and wildfire evacuations, Colin acted as Incident Commander in the Provincial Emergency Operations Centre, coordinating Provincial resources from Ministries, Crowns and Agencies in support of local efforts.  He was twice awarded the Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Public Service for his role.

Colin was appointed CEO of Commissionaires South Saskatchewan in June 2016.

Colin and his wife Laurie have two children, and enjoy camping, hunting, motorcycles, golf and squash.

Kevin is a University of Lethbridge graduate who has worked in the group benefits industry since 2002. Kevin has served on several different Boards of Directors and currently sits as chair of the Southern Alberta Corps of Commissionaires. Kevin has also served as a mentor for students at the Haskayne School of Business and continues to work with and support over a dozen charities in the Calgary area. Kevin can be found spending his free time with his wife & 2 children or hard at play with his baseball and hockey teams.

Charles is an engaging and collaborative leader who helps companies achieve organizational goals by leveraging his extensive experience in program management, agile methodologies, business strategy and operational excellence. He co-founded and led a start-up training technology company to attain recognition as one of “Canada’s Top 50 Defence Companies” within five years. Charles was a finalist for EY’s “Entrepreneur of the Year” for the Canadian Prairie Region.

Charles is currently the Chief Executive Officer for Commissionaires Southern Alberta.  Prior to joining the Commissionaires, Charles held a variety of leadership positions with companies in the defence and technology industries including General Dynamics Canada, Nortel Networks and C4i Training and Technology.  Charles served as a communications officer in the Canadian Army with a number of operational units in Western Canada as well as peacekeeping duties in Croatia and at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

Charles holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from the Royal Military College of Canada; a Master of Business Administration from Rollins College; and a Master Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University.  Additionally, Charles has his P. Eng and PMP designations.

A long time Calgarian, Charles is married to Marva and they have two sons.  He enjoys a variety of activities in the mountains near Calgary and volunteering with his son’s Air Cadet Squadron.

Gary Paulson joined the Commissionaires Victoria, the Islands and Yukon (CVIY) as the Chief Executive Officer on the 15th of September, 2016.  Prior to joining the Commissionaires, he was the Vice President Operations and Harbour Master at the Prince Rupert Port Authority.

Gary Paulson began his career with the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) in 1984. Until his retirement at the rank of Captain (N) in 2004, Gary served in the RCN for over 29 years commanding Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships, Huron, Calgary and Algonquin. He was presented the Meritorious Service Medal award by the Governor General of Canada in recognition of his exceptional leadership and professionalism.

With over 32 years of proven leadership and expertise in the marine industry both as a sea-going Naval Officer and as a port executive, He was responsible for all commercial and marine port operations, marine project development planning, security and environmental stewardship for the Port of Prince Rupert. He successfully launched Prince Rupert Port Authority‘s Environmental Stewardship program in partnership with Coast Tsimshian First Nations.

Gary Paulson holds an MBA from Royal Roads University where He specialized in Executive Management. He is a graduate of the Canadian Forces Command and Staff College in Toronto.