Board of Directors
Modern Economic Development Projects Backed By Tradition & Values
With various skill sets, knowledge, and experience, each member of the GDC Board of Directors brings something different to the table. The team is united by a singular purpose—to foster economic development that positively impacts the community. Whether the end goal is to increase employment or garner funds for infrastructure or programming improvements, The Board is committed in its focus while being open to new ideas and conversations with prospective joint venture partners and investors.
Teresa Robinson is a Gitga'at member and resident of Hartley Bay. She has been gainfully employed with Gitga'at First Nation for over 20 years, currently as band manager. She also has a family partnership in bear touring, creating jobs for local and surrounding Gitga'at for over 10 years.
Bruce Cullen has been a leader in BC's energy management markets for the past 25 years. His firm, Cullen Energy, became the province's largest residential Power Smart contractor. In this capacity, Bruce started to work with First Nations communities. In his leadership role at the software company Pulse Energy, he co-created an innovative Micro Smart Grid in partnership with Hartley Bay. This successful technology effort delivered significant energy and financial savings to the Nation and played a significant role in supporting the community's goal to be the greenest First Nation in Canada.
Following a 40-year career in finance and business leadership, this now-retired CFO lends his acumen and experience to the Gitga'at Nation's economic development planning. Throughout his career, Steven worked across several sectors applicable to his role at GDC, such as forestry, mining, fishing, fresh produce, and local government groups. His experience covers large and small companies from both public and private sectors, and he has eight years of working with Indigenous economic development and Indigenous governments.
Jessica Regan is a 4x entrepreneur, public speaker, and strategist for social enterprise development. For 12 years, Jessica has consulted for Fortune 500 corporations, start-ups, non-profits, and all levels of government, including the United Nations, in community economic development and sustainability.
Chief and Chief Councillor Bruce Reece has been a proud community member serving as a leader for years. He currently manages the Gitga’at Guardian team and lives in Hartley Bay. Bruce carries full knowledge of the territory and engages and reviews marine safety, and always encourages education for our youth.
Although the Board of Directors includes experienced professionals and Gitga'at members, the team is always open to hearing from leaders who wish to get involved more directly in project and business development.
If you are interested in discussing the possibility of joining the GDC Board of Directors, please reach out to our team to learn more.