Margie Hammond

Margie HammondInternational Coach Federation, Atlantic Chapter

With over 40 years in the corporate world, Margie Hammond has a wealth of experience in leadership, customer service, finance, operations, human resources, and coaching. Most of her career has been spent in the HR field. Her passion is coaching. Margie is a Certified Executive Coach (Royal Roads University), and an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation. Her focus is on leadership and career coaching.

Dora Nicinski

Dora NicinskiInternational Coach Federation, Atlantic Chapter

Dora Nicinski is skilled in transition management, leadership development and governance, with experience in a variety of leadership positions – including CEO – for various healthcare organizations across Canada. Most recently, she was CEO of the Atlantic Health Sciences Corporation in New Brunswick and interim CEO of the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency.

Session Topic

The Leadership and Coaching Link

Session Description

Understanding leadership and momentum through coaching.


Kevin O'Reilly

Kevin O'ReillyVice President and General Manager of Westlund (a division of EMCO Corporation)

Kevin's career with EMCO started in 1979 and steadily progressed from the front lines to Director of National Procurement in 2001. In 2004 he became responsible for growing Westlund, as a National Industrial Division within EMCO, from 8 Canadian locations to 47 today. In addition, Kevin is responsible for creating and delivering company training primarily focused on negotiations, sales and people management and is Chairman of the National IPVF Council with the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating.

Session Topic

Supply Chain Challenges through an Atlantic Canada Lens

Session Description

New Brunswick- from the outside looking in. A look at the uniqueness of doing business in the province markets, codes and personalities.

Supply Chain Challenges- Asia, Eastern Europe, Canada- searching for consistency in quality and supply while CITT runs interference

Procurement Roles and Relationships


Jacques Fournier

Jacques FournierDirector of Commercial Development Greater Moncton International Airport

In his current position since 2015, Jacques' focus is on the development and execution of strategy for the future growth of the Greater Moncton International Airport (GMIA), including oversight of three functional areas - air service development, non-aeronautical revenue optimization and communications and marketing. GMIA plays an integral role in the local and regional economies, and is focused on increasing their critical role as a catalyst for growth and expansion in Greater Moncton, southeaster NB and the Maritimes.

Prior to joining GMIA, Jacques head marketing director roles with regional airline Pascal and charter airline Starling Aviation He also worked for three years as director of sales implementation for IntelSys Aviation Systems, managing RFP processes, system implementation and sales. He also spent six years with Air Canada in management roles in marketing and tariffs. He is a graduate of the University di Moncton.

Session Topic

Atlantic Canada's Air Cargo Sector

Session Description

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Symplicity Organizational Designs, Inc.

Symplicity Organizational Designs Inc. logoSymplicity Designs exists to make the world a better place, one organization at a time.We are a team of Organizational Designers who teach, train, and coach organizations how to Improve, Innovate, and Grow faster. We work with Small, Medium, and Large-sized enterprises across industries and service sectors as well as Government and Not-for-profit organizations. As Organizational Designers we help our clients create clarity of purpose to identify the areas most in need of improvement. Then, we enable our clients to develop the confidence and capabilities to execute improvements that obtain results that matter. We do this by partnering with our clients to transfer knowledge, build capabilities, and engage people so that future changes will be led by their employees.

Session Topic

Introduction to Performance Excellence

Session Description

  1. What do customers expect, express and what would excite them?
  2. End to End Supply Chain Process
  3. IN vs ON – Do you know the difference?
  4. Link to FMS

1. 3E's: What do customers expect, express and what would excite them? What customers expect and express feed your improvement activity. What customers express and are excited by feed your innovation activity. Sustainable growth activities are the result of being able to do both.

2. END TO END SUPPLY CHAIN PROCESS: Over 85% of our organizational problems are caused by our processes, not our people. The secret, slow down and blame the process. Then engage people to find root causes and improve the process. The only way to see the process is map the end to end flow. What is Supply Chain's biggest problem?

3. IN and ON – Do you know the difference?: We go to work every day and work IN the organization answering emails, returning calls, and producing widgets for our clients all while generally running off of heroic effort — day in and day out. What is working ON the business? It's the time you spend focused on improvement and innovation. While IN work is executing to deliver value to the customer, ON work is changing form fit or function of how you deliver value to the customer.

4. FMS: The use of a Formal Management System provides the guidelines for aligning and coordinating Purpose, Process and People in order to help organizations improve at a rate that is faster than those with ad hoc systems or management practices.


Cheryl Farrow, MBA, CAE

Cheryl ParadowskiPresident and CEO Supply Chain Management Association

Session Topic

SCMA National Update

Session Description

Keep up-to-date on where SCMA is headed. SCMA President and CEO Cheryl Farrow, will provide an overview of the current state and future state plans for SCMA.