Susan Chalmers Gauvin
Susan Chalmers-Gauvin is a strategic, results-driven leader with over twenty-five (25) years of management experience in organizational development, strategic planning, policy, program planning and evaluation including eight years of strategic counsel to First Nations in the areas of program and community development.
Ms. Chalmers-Gauvin is the Co-Founder and driving force behind the international Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada. An exporting company Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada is one of only seven professional ballet companies in Canada, the sole professional ballet company East of Quebec and the largest professional performing arts organization in New Brunswick. She has been responsible for the strategic, organizational and financial development of the Company since its establishment in 2001, including significant and continuous growth in both public and private sector investment and the development of innovative regional and national programs that have had a positive impact on the quality of life of Canadians from coast to coast.
Ms. Chalmers Gauvin is a recipient of Top 50 CEO's Award (2015), Atlantic Canada; Canada’s TOP 100 Award- Canada's Most Powerful Women(2013), by the Women’s Executive Network (WXN), an Honourary Doctorate from the University of New Brunswick (2012) and the YWCA Women of Distinction Award (2009).Prior to co-founding the ballet she has held leadership positions within the health care sector.
A passionate promoter of the value and contribution the arts make to the social, economic and cultural landscape of our communities, Susan Chalmers-Gauvin is a frequent guest speaker on the topics of performing arts management, the importance of Canadian arts and culture to our regional, municipal and national economies; and the key role the arts play in enriching the quality of life in our communities. In this capacity she also serves on a number of Boards including: the Ron Joyce Centre for Business Studies Mount Allison University, Vice President Artslink, Pluralism and Diversity Committee, Canadian Dance Assembly (CDA), National Dance Committee for Physical and Health Education Canada.