The AEC Board of Directors

The Acadia Entrepreneurship Centre Board of Directors is made up of a group of academics, educators, entrepreneurs and economic development professionals who are all committed to helping entrepreneurs, small businesses, non-profits and individuals succeed.



Chris atwood

Executive Director, CBDC Blue Water

Craig Collins (Chair)

Principal, Nova Scotia Community College Lunenburg Campus

Dr. Jeffrey Banks (Vice Chair – interim)

Director, Open Acadia, Acadia University

Fred Morley (Past Chair)

President & Chief Economist, Rising Tide Economics

Chris Callbeck

VP Finance & Admin & CFO, Acadia University

Jessica Crawley

Student, Acadia University

Paul Callaghan

Director, School of Business, Acadia University

Ari Najarian

President & Co-Founder, Torusoft Inc.

Dr. Anna Redden

Dean, Research & Graduate Studies, Acadia University

Michael Peters

Chief Executive Officer, Glooscap Ventures

Amelia Bishop

Owner, The Barn Coffee & Social House

dr Glyn Bissix 

Professor, Community Development, Acadia University