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


Ryan MacNeil

Lecturer, School of Business, Acadia University


Dr. Jeffrey Banks

Director, Open Acadia, Acadia University


Fred Morley

Executive Vice President & Chief Economist, Greater Halifax Partnership

Dr. Chris Callbeck

VP Finance & Admin & CFO, Acadia University


Sara Baxter

Student, Acadia University


Ari Najarian

President & Co-Founder, Torusoft Inc.

Dr. Anna Redden

Dean, Research & Grad Studies, Acadia University

Amanda Peters

Chief Executive Officer, Glooscap Ventures

Amelia Bishop

Owner, The Barn Coffee & Social House

Glyn Bissix

Head/Professor, Community Development, Acadia University