Keith has been Executive Director of the NSBA since 2010. Prior to that, he was a self-employed journalist and communications professional. Among his more notable contracts was with Saskatchewan Business Magazine, where he served as Editor for 12 years. A graduate of the U of S (BA, English) and the Athol Murray College of Notre Dame, Keith grew up on the family farm in the Colonsay/Viscount area. Keith and his wife Lenore have three children and two grandchildren.
Keith’s primary role is to fulfill the vision and objectives set forth by the NSBA’s Board of Directors. As the leader of the NSBA, Keith builds and maintains relationships with key business, community and political leaders, which in turn allows him to work with them on behalf of the membership, on any number of issues or topics. He is also the designated media spokesperson for the organization.
The NSBA office’s resident import (from Ontario), Andrew started with the NSBA in October 2016 and is the NSBA’s Research and Policy Analyst. He is responsible for providing administrative support to the NSBA’s Committees and Board of Directors, researching membership concerns, drafting materials for lobbying and advocacy issues, and providing general support to the Executive Director wherever possible. If you have questions about Committees, past Board materials, or lobbying and advocacy initiatives Andrew is the person to talk to.
Andrew graduated from the University of Western Ontario (UWO) with a degree in Philosophy and Creative Writing and has previously worked with the University Students’ Council at UWO and Statistics Canada (during the 2016 Census Program). In his spare time, Andrew is President of the Gophers Rugby Club and enjoys playing rugby and spending time with his wife Keely and their dogs Myah and Lexus.
Jessica joined the team at the NSBA in June 2019 as the Events Coordinator. In her role with the NSBA, Jessica is responsible for the planning and execution of the NSBA’s events, including major events and the NSBA’s regular programming. In this role, Jessica handles everything from securing sponsors to event décor.
Jessica’s past professional experience has been within the privatized and commercial healthcare industry, specializing in Optometry and Vision Sciences.
When not in the office, she enjoys going to the gym, getting outdoors as much as possible, and spending time with her dog, Spock.
Melony is responsible for all general office duties and ensuring that the day-to day operations of the NSBA run smoothly, as well as managing some accounting/financial processes. Melony is responsible for managing the NSBA’s membership accounts through the MemberZone software program and can help if you require assistance in registering for any events, looking up an invoice, or to process your payments. In addition to this, Melony is responsible for creating and editing all e-mail advertising including member ads, the weekly NSBA News & Upcoming Events e-blast, and bi-monthly FOCUS Newsletter.
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