FPANS names new executive director
Kari Easthouse, president of the Forest Products Association of Nova Scotia (FPANS), announced officially the appointment of Jeff Bishop as the new executive director of the industry association.
Bishop has been with FPANS for five years in the role of communications coordinator, and now takes over as executive director following the retirement of Steve Talbot. Talbot had served as executive director for the past 21 years.
“We are pleased to have Jeff transition within the organization, taking on the role of executive director and continuing the important work of FPANS,” commented Easthouse. “With Jeff’s background and his time within the association and the industry, we’re able to see new leadership and maintain our current focus on the future of our industry in the province.”
Before his time with FPANS, Bishop served in communications roles with the Mi’kmaq-Nova Scotia-Canada Tripartite Forum, United Way of Halifax Region, and Chignecto-Central Regional School Board. Bishop is also finishing up his final year in a three-year term as a volunteer director and finance director on the International Executive Board of the International Association of Business Communicators. Bishop holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (St. Francis Xavier University) and an Advanced Diploma in Public Relations (Nova Scotia Community College).
Forest Products Association of Nova Scotia is the largest organization of forest interests in the province. Since 1934, the association has served as “the voice” of the forest industry in Nova Scotia. With a membership of 600 plus, they represent all parts of the industry, including private woodlot owners, Christmas tree growers, harvesting and trucking contractors, sawmills, and pulp and paper mills across the province.