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)
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
p. 726-2961, ext. 201
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St. John’s and 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
p. 726-2961, ext. 210
The 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 Administrator
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, e-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.
Margie Davis, Account Executive
p. 726-2961, ext. 203
Margie oversees the sales activities for all areas of the Board. Her core responsibilities include recruitment of new members and securing advertising for the monthly publication; Business News magazine. In addition, Margie looks after renewing and recruiting new investors in the Corporate Partnership Program for the Platinum, Gold and Silver levels. Also, she oversees the sale of booths in the Business Show, which is part of the Business Development Summit happening each year in January
Ziyi Qian, Membership Executive
p. 726-2961, ext. 212
Ziyi (pronounced “Zee”) is our new Membership Account Executive, a recent addition to the St. John’s Board of Trade staff. 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 prospective and new members, listening carefully and brainstorming with them on ways the Board can help their businesses grow. Ziyi also seeks to celebrate the success of our members as well and always welcomes members’ exciting news and updates.
Ziyi holds a Bachelor of Commerce from three universities: Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada), University of Sydney Technology (Australia) and University of Turin (Italy). Ziyi has a wide range of interests, including: travel, food, culture and technology.
Jennifer Barnable, Storyteller
p. 726-2961, ext. 204
Jennifer is a public relations professional who specializes in social media and storytelling. From media relations to project management, her communications skillset has been honed over almost 20 years in a variety of industries locally, nationally and internationally.
An energetic and personable strategic business communicator, Jennifer blends modern, social methods with traditional storytelling to build engaging and relatable narratives. Members of the Board of Trade have important stories to tell and Jennifer is here to help develop their impactful narratives.
Jennifer is also a CPRS Award for Excellence recipient who has guest lectured at Memorial University and College of the North Atlantic, and has been a featured IABC panellist, guest speaker and workshop leader for local business organizations. Outside work, Jennifer is a writer, photographer, community volunteer and traveller who is set to surpass 50 countries visited. Her lifestyle has always involved supporting and promoting local businesses.
Brendan Hagerty, Manager of Labour Market Solutions
p. 726-2961, ext. 209
As the 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 recruitment and retention of employees.
Janet King, Business Development Mentor
p: 726-2961, ext. 207
Janet is responsible for assisting members navigate supply chain logistics with major properties in Labrador, Arctic and beyond. She will mentor small businesses to be able to qualify, form joint ventures and other partnerships with aboriginal groups. She will help businesses overcome the challenges and take advantage of opportunities of doing business in the north.
Janet will lead sessions with the key buyers of major projects, develop templates and work with small businesses to ensure that they are knowledgeable about the procurement process and the challenges and opportunities of working in remote, harsh, and cold environments.
Originally from a small community on the Southeast Coast of Newfoundland and Labrador, Janet brings her high energy and enthusiasm to the St. John’s Board of Trade. She is an outgoing individual who enjoys running, cooking and photographing in her spare time. Janet thrives on challenges and enjoys helping others succeed.
Brandon Ellis, Policy and Advocacy Researcher
p. 726-2961, ext. 205
As 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.