Steering Group

DEFSEC Atlantic presented by the Atlantic Canada Aerospace & Defence Association is advised by a Steering Group which meets regularly through the year to keep the show focused on attendee interests and needs. With representation from the NSIAS Association's Board of Directors, industry and government, we strive to consider many perspectives when designing and presenting the event each year. Based on their feedback, the event continues to adapt to meet evolving needs and keep both new and long-time participants engaged.

Group Members

The members of the Steering Group that help make the event a success are:

Colin Stephenson DEFSEC Atlantic
(Executive Director)
John Benson DEFSEC Atlantic
(Deputy Director)
Tim Stephenson DEFSEC Atlantic
(Communications Manager)
Dave Skene Nova Scotia International Air Show Association (NSIASA)
(Chair of the Board of Directors)
Jim MacKenzie Nova Scotia International Air Show Association (NSIASA)
(Member of the Board of Directors)
Paul McCabe Nova Scotia International Air Show Association (NSIASA)
(Member of the Board of Directors)
Tony Goode Nova Scotia International Air Show Association (NSIASA)
(DEFSEC Committee Member)
Gerry Morey Nova Scotia International Air Show Association (NSIASA)
(DEFSEC Committee Member)
Catherine MacDonald Atlantic Canada Aerospace & Defence Association (ACADA)
(Manager, Membership & Communications)
Alex Himmelman Atlantic Canada Aerospace & Defence Association (ACADA)
(Nova Scotia Provincial Director)
Chris Bourque Ocean Technology Council of Nova Scotia (OTCNS)
(Executive Director)
Jonathan Coles Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI)
(Investment Attraction Executive)
Harvey Doane Industry Member
(Strategic Development Executive)
Sam Fotia Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)
(Senior Industrial Benefits Advisor)
Matthew Johnson Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)
(Development Officer, Aerospace and Defence)
Louis Jaillet Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)
(International Business Development Officer)
Alan MacDonald Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)
(Director, Industrial Benefits)
Stephane Crepeau Global Affairs Canada (GAC)
(Trade Commissioner responsible for the Aerospace, Defence, Security and Ocean Technologies)