|Vice Chairman||Gilles Godbout|
|Directors||District 1 |
|District 2A |
Jean Marie Pelletier
Denis Desjardins (at large)
|District 3 |
Richard B. Allen
|District 4 + 5|
|Executive Director||Matt Hemphill|
A Board is a group of representatives brought together to fulfill a social, economic or development role.” The main function, however, is managing the affairs of the organization. Our board makes suggestions and sets direction for all phases of PNB activities. Because of the Board’s diverse background their work is of great value.
The Board of Potatoes New Brunswick is made up of 10 directors from 6 districts; each director is elected by the growers in that region and serves an initial 3 year term. Board members can and often do remain on the board for a second three year term as well. However, because of time and work commitments this is not always possible.
Our Board is effective because our board directs the operations of the organization, our staff and how PNB can best serve NB potato farmers. This is a difficult task and is accomplished through a number of permanent and “project specific” committees.
Our Board of directors, because it is very active, has accomplished a great deal on behalf of our industry. Major accomplishments include:
- A transparent financial reporting system
- A board signature on every check issued
- At least 4 district meetings per year in each district
- Successful lobbying for a number of important programs and projects
- Representation on provincial, federal and international potato committees and organizations, which deal with contract negotiations, plant health, and trade & regulatory issues.
The Executive Director is hired by the Board of directors following a professional selection process. The Executive Director manages the day to day operations of Potatoes New Brunswick to accomplish the goals and objectives set by the board. Together, the Board, Executive Director and staff of Potatoes New Brunswick provide a responsible voice for our growers.