McMillan, Inman named top CEOs by Atlantic Business magazine

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Two prominent P.E.I. business leaders have been recognized by Atlantic Business Magazine as two of the top Atlantic Canadian CEOs.

Confederation Centre of the Arts CEO Jessie Inman and Holland College president Dr. Brian McMillan have both been named to Atlantic Business Magazine’s Top 50 CEOs list.

McMillan has been named for a fifth consecutive year, earning him a place in the Top 50 CEO Hall of Fame.

He has been leading the college through a dynamic renewal process for the last eight years. Under his guidance, the creation of new campuses, the expansion and renovations of others, as well as the development of new programs and services has put Holland College at the forefront of post-secondary training in the region.

“I consider this award to be an endorsement of the work that we accomplish as a team at Holland College,” he said. “In addition to that, our strong connections with industry and with communities across the province have enabled us to take a leadership role in enhancing the economic and social development of Prince Edward Island.”

Wayne Hambly, chairman of the board of directors of the Fathers of Confederation Buildings Trust, known as Confederation Centre of the Arts, says Inman is well deserving of the honour.

“Since commencing as CEO just two-and-half short years ago, Jessie Inman has pioneered numerous new initiatives, and made many strides forward for this organization with great dedication, diligence, and vision,” he said.

Among many highlights, in 2012-13 Inman and her team raised $7 million for first-phase renovations of the centre’s 1,100-seat Homburg Theatre, and more than $2 million for endowment in the centre’s foundation. She, artistic director Anne Allan, and writer-composer Ted Dykstra also led the development and production of the 2013 world premiere musical by Dykstra, Evangeline a critical and commercial success.

Since 1999, Atlantic Business Magazine has dedicated one of its six issues per year to profiling Atlantic Canada’s most accomplished business leaders. Nominations are submitted by readers and nominees are judged according to their corporate, community and industry involvement; their company’s growth in recent years and their responses to various managerial challenges.

Organizations: Holland College, Atlantic Business Magazine, Atlantic Progress magazine Confederation Buildings Trust Confederation Centre Homburg Theatre

Geographic location: Prince Edward Island, Atlantic Canada

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Recent comments

  • David Turner
    May 29, 2014 - 10:59

    Congratuations Brian. Well Done, former MT A Prof. and INAC co-worker. You have certainly brought Holland College a long long way since I graduated in 1973

  • voter
    May 27, 2014 - 17:52

    blow your own horn - no one else will

  • wallace
    May 26, 2014 - 11:30

    could not have said it better myself, amen

  • Did They Earn Awards Are they in Business
    May 26, 2014 - 09:26

    Looks like awards given out by Politburo recognizing Vladimir Putin as a Great Leader. Neither of these people would make a dime in private business and they both are masters of financial sinkholes of PUBLIC MONEY. Inman flew to Egypt to give speech on how global warming affects Anne of Green Gables. Unbelievable, the magazine is now an official rag for political spin by advertisers.