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NEIA Elects new Board of Directors

For Immediate Release
March 25, 2015

ST. JOHN’S, NL – The Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association (NEIA) held its Annual General Meeting Wednesday, March 25th which featured the election of its Board of Directors and the reappointment of Deidre Puddister, the Environmental Manager with Pennecon Limited, as the organization’s Chairperson. This will be the second term as Chair for Puddister.

“I am honoured to have been selected by NEIA’s Board of Directors to serve as their Chair,” said Puddister, “and am excited to work with the excellent team which was elected today to grow the green economy in Newfoundland and Labrador.”

NEIA’s Annual General Meeting outlined the robust series of activities and programming the association engaged in over the past year. “2014 was a very active year for NEIA in terms of its advocacy and communications efforts, the events it organized and partnered in, and the sector and firm development initiatives it undertook,” said Puddister.

A full review of NEIA’s activities can be found online in its 2014 Annual Report at:

“NEIA’s Board is looking forward to building on the organization’s achievements this past year towards a productive and successful 2015,” said Puddister.

NEIA’s Board of Directors guide the strategic activities of NEIA, which are focused on the growth of the environmental sector through business expansion, professional development, innovation and productivity, export and international business, and policy and advocacy.

Members of the 2015-2016 Board of Directors include:

  • Deidre Puddister (Chair) – Pennecon Limited
  • Sarah Bassler – Amec Foster Wheeler
  • Dan Brake – EMSAT Corporation
  • Patrick Browne – Puglisevich Crews and Services
  • Don Drew – Newco Metal and Auto Recycling Ltd.
  • Al Ducey – BMSna
  • David Fay – Fay Environmental
  • Lyndsay Haynes – WorleyParsons
  • Elisabeth Luther – Golder Associates

More information on NEIA’s Board of Directors can be found at:

NEIA is a not-for-profit association of businesses that promotes the growth and development of the green economy in Newfoundland and Labrador. It is the province’s premier resource for the environmental business sector, offering a diverse range of expert knowledge and support services for firms and organizations working to grow economic opportunity while respecting our natural environment. NEIA is the business of the environment, and has over 190 members.

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