Our experienced and passionate Board has helped secure us as one of the most active chambers in Atlantic Canada.
Chair, TD Services Inc.
Sterling Peyton was born 30 September, 1944 in Come-By-Chance, NL His first exposure to working at the Federal government level involved more than nine years working with the United States Air Force doing civil engineering and accounting & finance as the Real Property and Cost Accounting Officer. From there, he worked with the Canadian federal government for more than 30 years, holding positions with Transport Canada, Manpower and Immigration, Employment and Immigration, Regional Industrial Expansion, and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA).
In 2003 he retired from the Federal Government to accept an appointment as the Provincial Government’s Deputy Minister for the Department of Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs. Finally, in 2004, Mr. Peyton concluded his career in civil service and entered into private business with his wife in Happy-Valley Goose Bay. This move led him to become active in the local business association and he was elected president of the Labrador North Chamber of Commerce from 2005-2007. He was reelected to the position in 2009.
In recognition of his contributions to the way of life in Labrador, Mr. Peyton received the Queen Elizabeth the Second’s Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002. As well, in January 2009 he was appointed as the first Honorary Colonel for Canadian Forces 5 Wing Goose Bay, a position that he still holds.
2nd Vice Chair, Goose Sales & Service
At the age of 13, Regina was introduced to insurance sales. Her father taught her how to sell insurance for homes and automobiles so that she could be available while he was away. A year later, Regina worked in the second family enterprise that started as a small corner store and today has evolved into Home Hardware/Goose Sales. During this period, Regina completed high school as well as a secretarial program through the District Vocational School, now know as the College of the North Atlantic.
In 1978 a teaching position in the Business Education program became available at the local Trade School and Regina seized the opportunity to expand her work experience. In addition to teaching throughout the school year, she attended summer sessions at Memorial University. Regina later spent a year teaching the Adult Basic Education program, as well as businesses courses, in the revamped high school program.
In 1992 Regina returned to Happy Valley-Goose Bay to join her sisters in managing Home Hardware/ Goose Sales and Vickers Insurance Agency. In 1993 they added Home Furniture, which became her management responsibility. In December 2012, the sisters were honoured to receive The Hank Shouse Entrepreneurship Award from the Labrador North Chamber of Commerce.
1st Vice Chair, Universal Helicopters Newfoundland Ltd.
Director, Eagle Wings Inc.
Director, Remax Realty
Director, Stantec Consulting Ltd.
Mary Ann Aylward is the Labrador Business Coordinator with Stantec Consulting Ltd. in Happy Valley- Goose Bay, Labrador. Her responsibilities at Stantec Consulting Ltd. are with local business development supporting office operations, liaison (including interpretation of Innu Aimun) with the Innu Band Councils, Innu Organizations, and individuals and carrying out office, laboratory and field components.
Since April 2003, she has been involved in various environmental studies (avifauna, aquatic wildlife, and habitat surveys) and geological studies. She has extensive experience working in remote field situations, requiring adaptable and flexible skills. Ms. Aylward has a keen interest in research associated wildlife and aquatic biology and with field logistics.
Mary Ann is a member of the Mushuau Innu First Nation. Ms. Aylward is also the President of Stassinu Services Inc., 100% Innu Owned consulting firm in partnership with Stantec Limited. Ms. Aylward has been a member of the Executive Board with the Labrador North Chamber of Commerce since 2010.
Director, Butland Communications
Principal Consultant, Butland Communications
Marilyn has a proven reputation for developing solid relationships in complex situations with people who matter: in mine related projects including start-up plans for Vale’s Long Harbour Processing Plant to owner interests in re-opening Wabush mine; in aboriginal relations for Labrador Inuit business interests and Qalipu Mi’kmaq member rights; and business leadership in guiding firms, entrepreneurs and non-profit organizations through awareness campaigns, issue management and growth. Her passion for promoting the province is grounded in a deep connection and commitment to Labrador since 1980.
Marilyn has been steering her own business consulting and communications practise for five years, after thirteen years in agency work in management and as a partner, and fourteen years with Government NL. Building on her MUN Bachelor of Commerce (’82) and MBA work, along with certifications in public participation, partnership brokering, and management consulting, she is a strategic, results-focused, professional team player.
Director, Nunacor Development Corporation
Andy Turnbull is the General Manager of Nunacor Development Corporation, a position he has held since June 2012. He has worked with Service Canada and the Department of Advanced Education and Skills, positions both relating to assisting employers with human resource matters. His position with Advanced Education and Skills was focused on providing outreach services for Aboriginal businesses. Andy worked with Nunacor for three years previously as a Business Development Officer and has recently returned as General Manager, where he manages a group of companies and joint venture partnership.
Andy has been very involved in working with Aboriginal business owners and is engaged and active in a variety of economic development initiatives in Labrador. In 2008, Andy was nominated as Economic Development Officer of the year for the Ulnooweg Aboriginal Business Awards.
Andy is originally from Charlottetown, Labrador and currently resides in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador. He has a Bachelor of Arts in French and Business from Memorial University of Newfoundland.