Apr 14, 2020

Stephanie Jones – President for the B.C. Marine Terminal Operators Association (BCMTOA)

By PFM Search

PFM Executive Search is pleased to announce that Stephanie Jones has been appointed President of the B.C. Marine Terminal Operators Association (BCMTOA).

Stephanie will work on behalf of the BCMTOA Board of Directors and members as the voice of marine terminals operating at British Columbia Ports and Canada’s Pacific Gateway. She will act as a key collaborator and liaison to many marine transportation sector industry associations and stakeholders including the B.C. Maritime Employers Association; the B.C. Chamber of Shipping; and the Greater Vancouver Gateway Council. Furthermore, Stephanie will lead the association’s advocacy and public affairs work with relevant municipal, provincial, and federal government agencies and port authorities.

Stephanie has extensive background working with member-based organizations in senior public affairs roles and has experience in organizational governance and strategic planning. She has worked with national organizations and governments at a municipal, provincial, and federal level.

“We are very pleased to welcome Stephanie to the BCMTOA team,” said Brad Eshleman, Board Chair BCMTOA. “We feel fortunate to find such an experienced candidate who will enhance our industry’s voice and ensure we seize the opportunities and address the challenges that lie ahead.”

Stephanie joins the BCMTOA from the Ambleside Dundarave Business Improvement Association (ADBIA), where she has served as Executive Director since 2016. She previously held a number of senior positions with Restaurants Canada where she developed and led communications and government relations strategy within the province of Ontario, and represented the industry nationally on food supply. Stephanie holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce and a Master’s in Business Administration from McMaster University.


Established in 1963, the BCMTOA’s mandate is to ensure the economic and environmental viability of B.C.’s marine terminals, and to invest in and promote the value of the port industry to local communities, the province and the nation. The association is the voice for the majority of direct employers operating port terminals on B.C.’s west coast.

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