#114 Jerry McLean – CEO Babcock Canada

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Jerry McLean is Babcock Canada’s Chief Executive Officer. He took up his role  on 22 November 2021. Jerry is responsible for pursuing defence and value-add service opportunities, as well as leading Babcock Canada’s existing Marine and Aviation business. He has extensive experience in the Canadian defence sector, most recently as Managing Director for Thales Canada, Defence and Security. Jerry is a retired Royal Canadian Navy Combat Systems Engineer with 28 years of experience, specializing in complex project management, in-service support, and international cooperation programs. He is a graduate of the Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean in 1985 and the Canadian Forces College in 1997.

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#113 Jennifer Bennett – 1st Female Rear-Admiral in the RCN

Jennifer Jane Bennett, teacher, school administrator, women’s advocate, senior reserve naval officer became the first female rear-admiral in the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) and the first female to be appointed chief of reserves and cadets, the most senior reserve officer position in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF).

Bennett also served as an advisor, champion and speaker on women in leadership and defence in Canada and internationally. In this role, she worked with members of NATO and the UN, as well as other nations, regarding the integration of women into the military and developing a more diverse and inclusive military culture. She was the first female Defence Champion for Women, representing women in the CAF, as well as DND civilian employees, between January 2013 and September 2018.
In 2018, Bennett led the NATO Gender Key Leader Seminar at the Nordic Center for Gender in Military Operations in Sweden; she was the first international officer in that role.
Bennett retired from the CAF in December 2019. In retirement, she has served in several voluntary positions in the Navy League of Canada, DND’s Defence Advisory Board and the University Naval Training Division Association Board of Directors. She is also a patron and member of the Advisory Committee of the Juno Beach Centre.

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#112 George Forward – CEO NL Commissionaires

Retired naval captain George Forward took the helm as CEO of Newfoundland and Labrador Division Commissionaires in September 2019. He’s a highly accomplished military professional who brings over 30 years of leadership and executive experience, a career that took him around the world and back again.

Joining Commissionaires allowed George to return to Brigus, his hometown, after so many years away.

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#111 Stan Hartling – CEO The Hartling Group

Stan Hartling (B.Comm, CA) plays a vital role in all aspects of The Hartling Group’s development projects – from initial design, feasibility studies, financing and promotion, to grand openings and the ongoing operations of each project. Stan also owns and operates Oceanside Realty, a licensed real estate brokerage firm in the Turks & Caicos Islands. Stan prides himself on building strong relationships with his partners, individual investors and his staff, as demonstrated during 16 years as a successful property developer. To ensure continued success, he has recruited a senior management team who bring a wealth of international experience in luxury hotel operation, property development and property management. The Hartling Group employs nearly 700 staff throughout its resorts and other operations.
The Sands at Grace Bay
The Palms Turks & Caicos
The Shore Club on Long Bay

Stan is an honorary member of the Turks & Caicos Aids Awareness Foundation (TCAAF), and was honoured, along with Governor of the Turks & Caicos, for his continued generous support and contributions.

The Hartling Group provided financial support to the TCI Kidney Foundation, which helped them purchase equipment for a new dialysis clinic on Providenciales. The firm also donated a much-needed multi-passenger van to The Nissi House, a local orphanage, and is a key founding sponsor of the Provo Hockey League, now enjoyed by more than 100 children between the ages of six and 16.

In recognition of his efforts and support for the local community, the Turks & Caicos Chamber of Commerce nominated Stan for Business Person of the Year in 2004 and 2005, as well as the Life Time Achievement Award at the 2009 Star Awards.

Background
Stan graduated Honours Cum Laude from St. Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia (Canada) with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1986. He also earned his Chartered Accountant designation while articling with Deloitte & Touche, one of Canada’s leading professional services firms.

In 1989, Stan became a Partner in The Barrian Group, a Nova Scotian property development company. In his roles as Partner and Director of Operations, he led the company through significant growth as it developed retail shopping malls, residential sub-divisions, large-scale storage facilities and multi-unit residential projects.

By 1995, The Barrian Group had liquidated most of its completed projects, which led Stan Hartling to explore development opportunities in international markets and led him to the Turks & Caicos Islands.

You can contact Stan by emailing him at Stan.Hartling@HartlingGroup.com.
Visit The Hartling Group website here: https://hartlinggroup.com/

Timecodes
0:00 – Introduction
0:04 Newfound Marketing sponsor
0:35 – Welcome by Allan Dale
0:43 – Gerry Carew says hello
1:30 – Stan Hartling introduces himself
04:05 – where Stan grew up
06:49 – his mentors
07:00- a piece of tinfoil changed his life
09:21 – The Palms Turks & Caicos beginnings
09:57 – 1st trip to Turks & Caicos
13:58 – The Palms views
14:55 – The pandemic!
18:00 – “Hope is on The Way” inspiration for the video
21:20 – Tenacity and Passion
25:51 – Turks & Caicos Humanitarian of the year award winner
28:05 – Stan talks about the Hartling team
30:54 – What’s over the horizon?
35:55 – thank you and conclusion

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#110 Mandy Woodland – Entrepreneur

Mandy Woodland is a reformed commercial lawyer and molecular biologist and the cofounder of Jellyfish, working to help business owners achieve their own vision of success through bespoke innovation and design strategy. She loves to talk about design thinking, innovation strategy, inbound marketing, health tech, side hustles, and making things happen.

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NTV Sunday Evening News feature on Gale Force Wins Force 8 Home Towners

Thanks to NTV News http://ntv.ca/programs/news-programs/sundayeveningnewshour/ for featuring our #Force8homeTowners on The NTV Sunday Evening News Hour Sunday May 1st. This is a short compilation of the Newfoundlanders and Labradorian’s we interviewed on the HMCS Montreal. Please visit this link to see all 55 interviews with sailors from all over the country: https://galeforcewins.com/category/force-8-home-towners/ Please visit the NTV website for continuing coverage of general news and information about our province. http://ntv.ca/

Mathieu Pelletier – Force-8-Home-Towners

#GaleForceWins is pleased to present the #Force8Hometowners series. A series shot on location onboard HMCS Harry DeWolf while deployed to the Caribbean Sea. A series that introduces the viewer to the sailors of the Royal Canadian Navy as the serve Canada. These are impressive Canadians who come from all walks life and just like all #GaleForceWins guests their journeys are sure to inspire. Thank you to the Royal Canadian Navy for all that you do for our great Nation. To see more of our inspiring content visit http://www.GaleForceWins.com.

Jill Marcoux – Force-8-Home-Towners

#GaleForceWins is pleased to present the #Force8Hometowners series. A series shot on location onboard HMCS Harry DeWolf while deployed to the Caribbean Sea. A series that introduces the viewer to the sailors of the Royal Canadian Navy as the serve Canada. These are impressive Canadians who come from all walks life and just like all #GaleForceWins guests their journeys are sure to inspire. Thank you to the Royal Canadian Navy for all that you do for our great Nation. To see more of our inspiring content visit http://www.GaleForceWins.com.

Rey-Ge Paul – Force-8-Home-Towners

#GaleForceWins is pleased to present the #Force8Hometowners series. A series shot on location onboard HMCS Harry DeWolf while deployed to the Caribbean Sea. A series that introduces the viewer to the sailors of the Royal Canadian Navy as the serve Canada. These are impressive Canadians who come from all walks life and just like all #GaleForceWins guests their journeys are sure to inspire. Thank you to the Royal Canadian Navy for all that you do for our great Nation. To see more of our inspiring content visit http://www.GaleForceWins.com.

Andrew Rennox – Force-8-Home-Towners

#GaleForceWins is pleased to present the #Force8Hometowners series. A series shot on location onboard HMCS Harry DeWolf while deployed to the Caribbean Sea. A series that introduces the viewer to the sailors of the Royal Canadian Navy as the serve Canada. These are impressive Canadians who come from all walks life and just like all #GaleForceWins guests their journeys are sure to inspire. Thank you to the Royal Canadian Navy for all that you do for our great Nation. To see more of our inspiring content visit http://www.GaleForceWins.com.