Board

Bruce MacCormack, B. Eng, MBA

Chair

Bruce is focussed on the impact of Artificial Intelligence on news operations, with a particular emphasis on mitigating the threat of misinformation. He is a member of the Partnership on AI steering committee on AI and Media Integrity. He is also a co-lead of Project Origin;  The BBC, New York Times, CBC/Radio-Canada and Microsoft media… Read More

Bruce is focussed on the impact of Artificial Intelligence on news operations, with a particular emphasis on mitigating the threat of misinformation.

He is a member of the Partnership on AI steering committee on AI and Media Integrity. He is also a co-lead of Project Origin;  The BBC, New York Times, CBC/Radio-Canada and Microsoft media provenance initiative.  Bruce is a member of the technical working group of the Coalition for Content Provenance and Authenticity (C2PA).

While at CBC/Radio-Canada, he was the Head of Business Strategy for Technology and the Executive Architect of the Enterprise Media Asset Management system.  He has served as the President of digital media for the largest Canadian newspaper chain and as the President and COO of Manitoba Telecom Services’ Advanced Media division.   He began his career in engineering, marketing, sales and global corporate strategy roles in the telecom equipment sector at Nortel.

Bruce has been a member of the Young President’s Organization, a Past President of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and the Chair of The Atlantic International Film Festival.

His background includes an MBA (York University – Toronto) and an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering (McGill – Montreal).

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Alan Scott

Treasurer

Born in Scotland, Alan Scott is a business leader who has lived in South Africa and Ontario and is now fulfilling a dream of retirement in Lunenburg, close to his two daughters and four grandchildren. Alan is delighted to join the LDF board and committed to contributing to Doc Fest’s ongoing success.

Born in Scotland, Alan Scott is a business leader who has lived in South Africa and Ontario and is now fulfilling a dream of retirement in Lunenburg, close to his two daughters and four grandchildren. Alan is delighted to join the LDF board and committed to contributing to Doc Fest’s ongoing success.

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Debora Walsh, MSc

Secretary

Debora has many years experience in management consulting and government affairs developing and deploying issue management and work processes in a corporate environment. She is semi-retired after 20 years in the oil and gas industry and is currently an associate of the London-based consulting firm Plexus Energy. Her volunteer Board work includes the Kingsburg Community Association… Read More

Debora has many years experience in management consulting and government affairs developing and deploying issue management and work processes in a corporate environment. She is semi-retired after 20 years in the oil and gas industry and is currently an associate of the London-based consulting firm Plexus Energy. Her volunteer Board work includes the Kingsburg Community Association where she has recently taken on the role of President. Debora lives in Kingsburg for most of the year.

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Richard (Buckie) Brown

Board Member

Richard is a retired real estate senior executive, working for 30 years in the shopping center industry throughout the United States, Brazil and Russia. The last 20 years of his career he served in senior management roles in U.S. based, publicly traded Real Estate Investment Trusts. He grew up in Canada, graduated from Carleton University… Read More

Richard is a retired real estate senior executive, working for 30 years in the shopping center industry throughout the United States, Brazil and Russia. The last 20 years of his career he served in senior management roles in U.S. based, publicly traded Real Estate Investment Trusts. He grew up in Canada, graduated from Carleton University in 1973 and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1975, working for 6 years in public accounting for Clarkson, Gordon and Coopers & Lybrand in Canada and Australia. Married to Deborah Kennedy-Brown for 50 years, they raised their 3 children in the U.S., living in a variety of cities throughout the eastern half of the country. They now split their time between Florida and Nova Scotia. Richard is past president and a current director of the Kingsburg Community Association and volunteers on various community-based associations.

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John McLennan

Board Member

Kimble Meagher

Board Member

Kimble was born and grew up in Nova Scotia.  He received and Chemical Engineering degree from Dalhousie/ St.F.X. Universities and worked as a P.Eng. for over 30 years in the Oil and Gas Industry in Western Canada and Internationally.  In 2013, Kimble retired to Mahone Bay and is actively involved in numerous volunteer organizations.

Kimble was born and grew up in Nova Scotia.  He received and Chemical Engineering degree from Dalhousie/ St.F.X. Universities and worked as a P.Eng. for over 30 years in the Oil and Gas Industry in Western Canada and Internationally.  In 2013, Kimble retired to Mahone Bay and is actively involved in numerous volunteer organizations.

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Allan E. Rubenstein, MD

Board Member

Allan is a Clinical Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics at NYU Medical Center.  He has spent summers in the Lunenburg area for the past 15 years.  He is the retired Vice-Chairman of the Cooper Companies, a Fortune 500 company, and currently sits on the Boards of 3 medical technology companies and 3 non-for-profits, including the… Read More

Allan is a Clinical Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics at NYU Medical Center.  He has spent summers in the Lunenburg area for the past 15 years.  He is the retired Vice-Chairman of the Cooper Companies, a Fortune 500 company, and currently sits on the Boards of 3 medical technology companies and 3 non-for-profits, including the Children’s Tumor Foundation, which he founded, and Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, his alma mater.

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