Organizing Team

DEFSEC Atlantic is managed by a mostly volunteer group who dedicate many hours to the planning and execution of the event. The team contributes talents in their respective areas of expertise and all members are focused on attendee satisfaction. Our team recognizes that many of our guests may be new to doing business in the Atlantic region, and aim to provide an enjoyable and productive event that reflects the best of Atlantic Canada.

Our Year-Round Team

COLIN STEPHENSON

Executive Director

colin@defsecatlantic.ca

Event Management, Sponsorship Sales
and Seminar Series Coordination
 

JOHN BENSON

Deputy Director

john@defsecatlantic.ca

Online Services, Access Control,
Contract Management, Supplier Liaison
and Other Technical Services

PATRICIA MYATT

Director of Administration

patricia@defsecatlantic.ca

Volunteer Coordination and
Food & Beverage Services Liaison
 

LAURALEE BENSON

Registration Desk Manager

lauralee@defsecatlantic.ca

Registration Management and
VIP List Management
 


Our Event Week Team

The members of the organizing team that work on DEFSEC Atlantic throughout the week of the event are:

Harry Brow Floor Manager
Sean Ryan Security & Transportation Manager
Celine Hopkins Registration Desk Assistant Manager
Halifax Volunteer Group An amazing group of dedicated and experienced volunteers who handle On-Site Access Control, driving Courtesy Shuttles, Logistical Support and so much more