After an intense two-day process called "The Choosing," the Wallace McCain Institute, at the University of New Brunswick, has named the 10th cohort of its Entrepreneurial Leaders Program, ELP.

The institute said in a statement this group of 28 entrepreneurs has a collective economic footprint of $63 million in revenue and 550 employees across the Greater Atlantic Area. With 419 nominations this year, the 28 cohorts faced stiff competition in the selection process.

These business leaders in ELP10 will meet for two days each month over the next year in all four Atlantic provinces in an elite program with speakers and peer interaction.

After the first year, alumni pledge to continue to meet quarterly, which is a testament to the value of the program in the lives of these CEOs.

Here are this cohort’s participants:

John McNair – Outdoor Elements

 Daniel Smith – Postech

 Matthew Joyce – JTR Dumpster Services

 John Dunphy – Target Tours

 Bob Mills – Accomplice Content Supply Co.

 Blair Hyslop – Mrs. Dunster’s

 Jordan Kyriakidis – QRA Corp.

 Ginette Ahier – Adorable Chocolat Inc.

 Robert Gale – Rothesay Capital Partners

 Dallas Mercer – Dallas Mercer Consulting Inc.

 Dave Rafuse – Blended Athletics

 Heidi Eaton – Argus Hearing Centre

 Adam Clawson – Red Rover Brewing Company Ltd.

 Andrew Bedford – Ginger Design Inc.

 Serge Arsenault – Goguen Monuments

 Mark Wood – Ocean Sonics

 Clement Nadeau – Evasion Air

 Brian Vallis – Piatto Pizzeria + Enoteca

 Jamie Seamans – Garage Kings

 Scott Kennedy – Kennedy Metal Products

 Andrew Lovell – River View Orchards

 Mitch Cobb – Upstreet Craft Brewing

 Matthew Stockford – Stockford Reefer Services

 Joel Albert – NorthTaste Flavourings Inc.

 Brian Schryer – Kent & White Insurance

 Darren Cousins – Twin Shores Camping Area

 John Kimmel – RevlQ

 Marc Albert – DPL

The Wallace McCain Institute at the University of New Brunswick supports the next generation of senior business leaders in the Greater Atlantic Area (GAA). The Institute is a catalyst for shifting the business culture of the region and advancing the values of entrepreneurship.