Past Presidents & President’s Award Recipients

Year Name Year Name
1946-1949 Cedric Cooper 1958-1959 Ben Medjuck
1959-1960 Wallace S. Bird 1961 Paul Burden
1962 D. Chester Campbell 1963 Alden R. Clark
1964 J. E. Swanton 1966 Harry Levine
1967 John A. Page 1968 D. E. Cornish
1969 Geoffrey Bidlake 1970 Paul Lynch
1971 Ottis Lougue 1972 Gordon Simpson
1973 J. A. Rioux 1974 W. Young
1975 David J. Wilson 1976 J. W. Bird
1977 Robert McLeod 1978 Barry Kennedy
1979 Richard Tingley 1980-1981 Allen Ruben
1981-1982 Fred Beairsto 1982-1983 Barrie Tomilson
1983-1984 Christina Lekborg 1984-1985 Bruce Daniel
1985-1986 Bill Matthews 1986-1987 Bryan Ferguson
1987-1988 Bob Leger 1988-1989 George McAllister
1989-1990 Paul Embleton 1990-1991 Andy Atkinson
1991-1992 Rhona Levine Ruben 1992-1993 Terrance Morrison
1993-1994 Ken McLeod 1994-1995 Stuart Blair
1995-1996 Bill MacMackin 1996-1997 Robert L. Kenny, Q.C.
1997-1998 Dave Neal 1998-1999 Clinton Lawrence
1999-2000 David McIlveen 2000-2001 Marjorie Davidson
2001-2002 Mac MacFarlane 2002-2003 Les Smith
2003-2004 Don Good 2004-2005 Dan Koncz
2005-2006 Laura O’Blenis 2006-2007 Ron Forsythe
2007-2008 Peter Lindfield 2008-2009 Dale Dunphy
2009-2010 Lee Winchester 2010-2011 Mike Toole
2011-2012 Andrew Steeves 2012-2013 Janice Corey
2013-2014 Chris Johnston 2014-2015 Joseph O’Donnell
2015-2016 Stephen Hill 2016-2017 Paul Simmonds
2017-2018 Keir Clark 2018-2019 Ryan Boyer
2019-2020 Karen Grant    

Fredericton Chamber of Commerce President’s Award – Criteria 

Selected by the President of the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce at the completion of their term of office.  The President’s Award celebrates activity of a business, organization or individual for extraordinary service and contributions that have assisted the Chamber overall, but in particular – during that president’s year.   

Presentation of the award is not mandatory and is made only when events reflect service and/or contributions of an extraordinary nature. The award is presented at the Annual General Meeting by the outgoing chamber president. 

The award consists of a certificate as well as a small gift. 

Previous recipients of this prestigious award are:  

2007 – 2008 – Outreach Productions- Presented by President Peter Lindfield 

2008 – 2009 – Red Cow Technologies – Presented by President Dale Dunphy 

2009 – 2010 – Rob Blanchard Photography – Presented by President Lee Winchester 

2010 – 2011 – Priority Personnel – Presented by President Mike Toole 

2011 – 2012 – Frank Flanagan, City of Fredericton – Presented by President Andrew Steeves 

2012 – 2013 – Award not presented – Janice Corey 

2013 – 2014 – Laurie Guthrie, City of Fredericton & Heather Black, McInnes Cooper – Presented by President Chris Johnston 

2014 – 2015 – Karen Grant, Kiers Marketing – Presented by President Joseph O’Donnell 

2015 – 2016 – Nick Norrad, Spacek Norrad Accounting – Presented by President Stephen Hill 

2016 – 2017 – Chamber Staff – Presented by President Paul Simmonds 

2017 – 2018 – Germaine Pataki-Theriault, Gallery 78 – Presented by President Keir Clark 

2018 – 2019 – Andrew Steeves, ADI (retired) / UNB – Presented by President Ryan Boyer 

2019 – 2020 – Michael Melvin, McInnis  Cooper – Presented by President Karen Grant 

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