Cabinet Member Bios
Mr. Antle is the Campaign Chair for Raise It Up. He also supports several other non-profit groups that focus on children’s health and wellbeing. Paul is the President and CEO of Pluto Investments Inc. which holds diverse corporate investments both within and outside the province. Paul has three children (Mark (27), Soleil (3) and Cleo (2)) and is married to Renee Marquis. In his spare time his enjoys music and golf.
Mr. Paddick is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Columbus International Inc. In 2000, he was named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40. He has been selected as one of Atlantic Canada's Top 50 CEO's by Atlantic Canadian Business Magazine on five occasions and as such, has been inducted into the Top 50 CEO Hall of Fame. Brendan was Memorial University’s Faculty of Business Alumnus of the Year for 2002. Brendan was named Ernst & Young’s Atlantic Canadian Business-to-Business Entrepreneur of the Year in 2011. In 2013, he was honored as Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Alumni of the Year.
Mr. Paddick and his wife Renee Vedd-Paddick are lifelong supporters of the Newfoundland Arts community and focus their corporate social responsibility efforts on causes that support at-risk youths.
Ken Bennett of Johnson-
Mr. Bennett is the President of The Johnson Corporation and has significant experience working in the Canadian insurance industry.
Mrs. Rhinelander has been a Rainbow Riders Board Member for nearly 20 years and she is a Tim Hortons franchise owner and entrepreneur. It is in-part due to her involvement with Tim Hortons that Rainbow Riders has been able to acquire the organization as a valuable supporter for 15 years.
Mrs. Rhinelander also has a personal love for horseback riding having a stable in Florida.
Mrs. Perry is the President and CEO of Pilot Communications and she has been involved with many successful community campaigns including Easter Seals House, Daffodil Place, and Home from the Sea Sealers Memorial. Mrs. Perry is also an active member of the Women Presidents’ Organization in St. John’s.
Mrs. Pippy is the owner of Pamela Pippy Landscape Design and has extensive experience in landscape design and construction with a comprehensive knowledge of local horticulture. She was chair of the MUN Botanical Garden board of Directors and sat on the executive at The Garden for many years. Her love for animals extends beyond this campaign – she is also a director of the Newfoundland Pony Society, which advocates for the preservation, promotion and protection of the endangered Newfoundland Pony.
Following his position as President and CEO of FortisAlberta, Mr. Smith is now the CFO and Executive VP of Fortis Inc. While living in Calgary he was a member of the Campaign Cabinet with United Way. He also chaired the organizing committee of the Memorial University Calgary Affinity Dinner. Mr. Smith is past Treasurer of the Western Energy Institute. Although Raise It Up is the first major charitable project he has been involved with since returning to the province, Mr. Smith shows dedication to young people in our province as a member of Memorial University’s Faculty of Business Administration Advisory Board.
Ruth Bell Steinhauer-
Mrs. Bell Steinhauer is the President of Cohen’s, which has supported successful campaigns including Welcome a Cure. Mrs. Bell Steinhauer also sits on the board of the International Grenfell Association.
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