Patrick Lacroix

Patrick Lacroix

Position: Board Chair; Chair of GR Committee; ex officio member of Governance Committee; ex officio member of HR Committee

Date of Appointment: October 20, 2015

Education: Completed Masters in Public Relations 2017 (Mount Saint Vincent University); Bachelor of Business Administration – Marketing (Université du Québec à Montréal); Champlain Regional College, Business Diploma; Variety of professional development programs (Kennedy School of Government, Hautes Études Commerciales, MIT/Harvard); Process Improvement certification in Lean Six Sigma.

Experience: Currently Director, Public Relations and Communications with NB Power, overseeing all stakeholder engagement activities and organizational communications. Previously, Manager of Stakeholder Relations at TransCanada, responsible for engagement and consultation for the Energy East Project in New Brunswick; Career spans over 20 years of progressively senior public affairs experience in the provincial and federal public service, the not-for-profit sector and industry, working for organizations such as J.D. Irving, T4G Limited, Elementary Literacy Inc. and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency.

Behind the Scenes: Patrick has served as a board member for numerous organizations including: Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick, Symphony New Brunswick, the Chalmers Regional Hospital Foundation, the Boys & Girls Club and KIRA Awards. In 2006, he received a life membership for his involvement with the Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival.

Patrick on NBCC: "New Brunswick’s public and private sector institutions require a highly skilled workforce to improve our productivity and compete successfully in our era of global opportunities. NBCC is extremely well positioned to provide excellence in training programs and skills development.