2014-01-13 - Bell Aliant Pioneers

Pioneers re-appoint J. Michael Sears as President and CEO, Canadian Pioneers

The Canadian Pioneers are pleased to announce that the board unanimously re-appointed J. Michael Sears as President and CEO, Canadian Pioneers.  Michael will continue to serve in this role until December 31, 2015.

In addition to his Canadian role, Michael will serve as Chair of the Board, TelecomPioneers. TelecomPioneers is the world’s largest corporate based volunteer organization comprised of 620,000 men and women who are employees and retirees of the telecommunications industry.   Pioneers is a network of volunteers who effect immediate, tangible change in local communities.  

Mr. Sears is based out of his Halifax, Nova Scotia office.

About our President and CEO:
Mr. Sears has been a proud member since he joined in the Pioneers in 1993. He has served in many diverse roles during his tenure with the Pioneers, including: President, Future Pioneers; Council President; Chapter President; Manager, Bell Aliant Pioneers; Director, Computers for Schools; Board of Directors, International Pioneers and President and CEO, Canadian Pioneers. Through all of his work, Mr. Sears has remained committed to the core tenants of fellowship, loyalty and service that are at the heart of Pioneering.

Mr. Sears has worked over 30 years in the telecommunications industry with Bell Aliant headquarted in Halifax, Nova Scotia -  and has held a variety of positions including those in Network Operations, Customer Service, Human Resources, Finance, Business Services, Data Services, Marketing, Training and Communications and Public Affairs.

Mr. Sears, P.Mgr.; C.I.M.; CD was awarded the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 for his volunteer contributions to his country by Nova Scotia Premier, the Honourable Darrell Dexter and Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia - Brigadier-General The Honourable J.J. Grant, CMM, ONS, CD (Ret'd)

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