HILDEN –Jeff Bishop has been named executive director of Forest Products Association of Nova Scotia (FPANS), the provincial voice of the forestry industry.
The Hilden resident has worked with the association for five years in the role of communications coordinator. He is stepping up to fill the top position following the retirement of former executive director Steve Talbot who held the post for 21 years.
“I’m really looking forward to the challenge,” said Bishop.
“It’s nice I’ve been with the association so I’m not coming in cold.
Bishop said in his new role he will continue to be focused on helping strengthen and grow the industry.
“As an industry, we had a rough few years and there are changes underway with new companies opening and some companies closing,” he said.
“We really believe there is a strong future with the industry as the backbone of the rural economy.”
The association is the largest organization of forest interests in the province. Since 1934, the association has served as "the voice" of the forest industry in Nova Scotia. It represents all parts of the industry, including private woodlot owners, Christmas Tree growers, harvesting and trucking contractors, sawmills, and pulp and paper mills across the province.
Name: Jeff Bishop
Creditials: Communications roles with Forest Products Association of Nova Scotia (FPANS), the Mi’kmaq-Nova Scotia-Canada Tripartite Forum, United Way of Halifax Region, and Chignecto-Central Regional School Board.
Volunteer director and finance director on the International Executive Board of the International Association of Business Communicators. Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (St. Francis Xavier University) and an Advanced Diploma in Public Relations (Nova Scotia Community College).