AIMS Chairman Announces New Board Members
11 December 2013

HALIFAX, NS: The Chairman of the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies (AIMS), John Risley, is pleased to announce the most recent additions to the AIMS Board of Directors: Ms. Laura Araneda, Mr. Lee Bragg, and Dr. Richard Florizone.

Ms. Araneda is the President of Vic Progressive Diamond Drilling and President of Terrain Drilling Solutions Inc. She received a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of New Brunswick in 1991. Click here to read Ms. Araneda’s biography

Mr. Bragg, CEO of EastLink, is on the Board of Directors for Nova Scotia Power Inc. and is Chair of the Advisory Board for the Faculty of Management, Dalhousie University. He is an alumnus of Mount Allison University and the University of New Brunswick. Click here to read Mr. Bragg’s biography

Dr. Florizone is the 11th President of Dalhousie University. He served as Senior Adviser to the World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation, Director of Strategic Initiatives at Bombardier Aerospace, and consultant and project leader with the Boston Consulting group in Toronto. He received his Doctorate in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Click here to read Dr. Florizone’s biography

“Ms. Araneda, Mr. Bragg, and Dr. Florizone are invaluable additions to the Institute’s Board of Directors, all of whom bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table,” said AIMS Chairman John Risley.

AIMS would like to offer special thanks to the following individuals, who are departing from the Board of Directors this year:

• Charles Cirtwill, Former AIMS President and CEO, President of the Northern Policy Institute
• Andrew Oland, President of Moosehead Breweries Ltd.
• Tim Banks, CEO and principal shareholder of APM Construction Services
• Nancy Tower, CEO and Executive Vice-President of Business Development at Emera NL
• Louis Maroun, Executive Chairman at ING Real Estate
• Don Mills, President and CEO of Corporate Research Associates Inc.
• Douglas Hall, Board Member of the United Way of Halifax and the IWK Health Centre Foundation

“We are grateful to Charles Cirtwill, who recently departed as President and CEO and is now the President of the Northern Policy Institute. Replacing Mr. Cirtwill and joining the Board of Directors is Dr. Marco Navarro-Genie, former Vice-President, Research at the Frontier Centre for Public Policy in Western Canada,” said Risley.

Special thanks go to friends of AIMS, supporters, funders, staff, fellows, and interns, and, of course, our prestigious Board of Directors, which is comprised of top representatives from various communities in Atlantic Canada and is dedicated to ensuring good governance and the long-term viability of the Institute.

AIMS is an independent economic and social policy think tank based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Institute is a federally incorporated, non-profit, non-partisan organization providing a distinctive Atlantic Canadian voice in the search for public policy that promotes solutions to improve the economies and lives of people in our region and our country.

For more information, please contact:

John Risley, Chairman of the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies
Tel: (902) 457-2350