Joel McKay

CEO, Northern Development Initiative Trust

Joel McKay is the CEO of Northern Development, a regional development corporation focused on stimulating economic growth in Northern British Columbia. Joel joined Northern Development in June 2012, where he handled the Trust’s communications and marketing and research. Prior to that, Joel was assignment editor at Business in Vancouver Newspaper and a journalist specializing in coverage of B.C.’s natural resource industries.

Joel is an award-winning public relations professional and journalist and a proud British Columbian with family roots in the Robson Valley. He currently serves on Destination BC’s board of directors and volunteers with the Rocky Mountain Rangers Regimental Association in Prince George. Joel, his wife Debra and their two daughters call Prince George home.