Junior Achievement New Brunswick Business Hall of Fame
The Junior Achievement New Brunswick Business Hall of Fame will be taking place on Wednesday, November 4th in Moncton at Casino New Brunswick. At the Gala event, David Hawkins, Larry Nelson and Camille Thériault will join the ranks of the JA New Brunswick Business Hall of Fame.
“We are so pleased to induct three such worthy individuals into our province’s Business Hall of Fame,” says Connie Woodside, President and CEO of Junior Achievement New Brunswick. “All three are amazing examples of leadership and tenacity – values we strive to instil in the Junior Achievers we work with every day.”
David Hawkins is a Maritimer by choice and Montréaler by birth. In 1978, he and his wife, Lorrie Bell-Hawkins, started Hawk Communications Inc., an advertising and public relations firm in Sackville. Twenty years later, the firm moved to Moncton and grew to include more than 70 employees in five offices, serving New Brunswick’s best-known companies. Since the sale of Hawk in 2001, David has gone on to start a variety of companies in the communications sector, and volunteers for many not-for-profit organizations. Today he is a partner and strategist at XYZ Stratégie-Communication Inc.
Larry Nelson was born and bred in Moncton. Upon graduating high school he took a job at Lounsburys, and he has continued with the company for 45 years. Since taking the helm as President and CEO in 1994, Larry has grown and diversified the company, leading it successfully through some challenging times. The Lounsbury Group of companies now comprises 17 companies, employing 400 New Brunswickers. A member of the Order of Canada, Larry is dedicated to the community, chairing and volunteering on a wide variety of boards.
Camille Henri Thériault was born in Baie Sainte Anne, New-Brunswick. Elected MLA for Kent South in 1987, he served in several influential positions, and subsequently was Premier of New Brunswick from 1998 to 1999. Since 2004, he has been President and CEO of the Mouvement des caisses populaires acadiennes, where he has worked to modernize and energize the organization and its membership. In 2014, Camille conceived and gained approval to consolidate the membership’s 15 governing boards into one institution with 51 branches around the province.
“This year’s group of laureates are trailblazers, dedicated to cutting new pathways to success,” says Britt Dysart, Chair of the Board of Directors of Junior Achievement New Brunswick. “Many have followed in their footsteps, and that has had – and will have – a profoundly positive impact on our province.”