April 16, 2020 – Vancouver, British Columbia-based PFM Executive Search has placed Stephanie Jones as president of the B.C. Marine Terminal Operators Association (BCMTOA). Partner Shaun Carpenter and consultant Matthew Bell led the assignment.
Ms. Jones will work on behalf of the BCMTOA board of directors and members as the voice of marine terminals operating at British Columbia Ports and Canada’s Pacific Gateway, said PFM Executive Search. She will act as a key collaborator and liaison to many marine transportation sector industry associations and stakeholders, including the B.C. Maritime Employers Association, the B.C. Chamber of Shipping and the Greater Vancouver Gateway Council. In addition, Ms. Jones will lead the association’s advocacy and public affairs work with relevant municipal, provincial, and federal government agencies and port authorities.
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“We are very pleased to welcome Stephanie to the BCMTOA team,” said Brad Eshleman, board chair of the BCMTOA. “We feel fortunate to find such an experienced candidate who will enhance our industry’s voice and ensure we seize the opportunities and address the challenges that lie ahead.”
Ms. Jones has extensive background working with member-based organizations in senior public affairs roles and has experience in organizational governance and strategic planning. She has worked with national organizations and governments at a municipal, provincial and federal level.
She joins the BCMTOA from the Ambleside Dundarave Business Improvement Association, where she has served as executive director since 2016. She previously held a number of senior positions with Restaurants Canada where she developed and led communications and government relations strategy within the province of Ontario, and represented the industry nationally on food supply. Ms. Jones holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce and a master’s degree in business administration from McMaster University.
Established in 1963, the BCMTOA’s mandate is to ensure the economic and environmental viability of B.C.’s marine terminals, and to invest in and promote the value of the port industry to local communities, the province and the nation. The association is the voice for the majority of direct employers operating port terminals on B.C.’s west coast.
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PFM Executive Search serves a wide range of industries, working with private, public and not-for-profit organizations to fill senior-level executive positions. Among the roles that the firm has recently filled include: president and chief executive officer, Provincial Health Services Authority; chief financial officer, PCI Developments and Warrington PCI Management; chief financial officer and vice president, finance and corporate, B.C. Lottery Corp.; and executive director, B.C. Civil Liberties Association.
Mr. Carpenter has been part of the PFM team since 1998. The firm said that he is known for his “aptitude in candidate development and client relations, his thorough, insightful approach gives clients confidence that their needs are being met in a professional, timely manner.” Having previously served as a human resources manager with a leading Canadian health insurance provider, he also has a strong understanding of the receiving side of search services.
Mr. Bell joined PFM as a consultant having previously worked as a search analyst at another executive search firm where he collaborated and provided support on executive search, board recruitment and director candidate assignments. Prior to that, Mr. Bell worked as a risk consultant and advisor where he researched and authored reputational due diligence reports that enabled his clients to minimize their risk and make informed strategic decisions. He has also worked in advertising as an account executive.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media