Atlantic Gateway Advisory Council names new Executive Director

    MONCTON, NB, June 10 /CNW/ -The Atlantic Gateway Advisory Council (AGAC)
announced today that it has appointed David Oxner as Executive Director. Mr.
Oxner is currently Executive Director, Gateway Initiative for the Nova Scotia
Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. He has accepted a
one-year secondment to work with the group as it advises governments on the
ongoing development of the Atlantic Gateway. His office will be based in
Halifax, NS.
    Mr. Oxner has a great depth of knowledge on the Atlantic Gateway
initiatives, as the Province of Nova Scotia's focal point for the Atlantic
Gateway since 2006 and the province's lead representative on the Atlantic
Gateway Federal-Provincial Senior Officials' Committee since 2007.
    During his career, Mr. Oxner has held senior positions with the Nova
Scotia Departments of Tourism, Culture and Heritage, and Economic Development.
He has also worked with the City of Dartmouth, Halifax Board of Trade, Day &
Ross Transportation Group (a division of McCain Foods), and the
Toronto-Dominion Bank. He is a graduate of Acadia University with a Bachelor
of Business Administration with majors in Marketing and Management.
    "We are very pleased to have secured the services of David Oxner to
support our council," said Wes Armour, Chair of the AGAC. "His knowledge,
experience, and networks will bring a solid Atlantic-wide perspective to our
council. I look forward to his input and guidance in the coming months."

    The Council, consisting of private sector representatives from all four
Atlantic provinces, was formed in February 2009 to provide a strong business
voice to inform the development of the Atlantic Gateway, and to complement
existing Gateway Councils in Atlantic Canada.

For further information:

For further information: Ms. Alisha Armour, Communications Coordinator,
Armour Transportation Systems, (506) 859-4540,

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