Joel McKay is the Chief Executive Officer of the Northern Development Initiative Trust, a regional development corporation focused on building a stronger economy in Northern British Columbia. Prior to his role of CEO, he was a Director at Northern Development Initiative Trust. Mr. McKay worked as a Reporter, and then later as an Assignment Editor for Business in Vancouver Media Group. Active in his community, he is a former volunteer organizer for the Governor General's Leadership Conference and Chair of Media Relations for the 2015 Canada Winter Games. He was also an Officer Cadet of the Rocky Mountain Rangers B Company. Mr. McKay holds a Bachelor of Applied Journalism from Kwantlen Polytechnic University and completed the Institute of Corporate Directors Not-For-Profit Governance Essentials Program at the University of Toronto.