Chief Executive Officer
Brian draws from the leadership lessons of John Maxwell and the inspiration of his family as he quarterbacks AEM’s cohesive team. Ultimately accountable for the successful and profitable growth of the organization and its people, Brian challenges his team to do good and be meaningful in everything they do.
"I believe in putting employees first. If employees aren’t supported to be the best they can be, customers and the success of the organization are just a dream."
Brian describes himself as determined (and a wee bit stubborn), going after what he wants with decision and vigour. His career began as a commercial pilot—a dream since being a young boy—but he returned to school wanting to be successful in business. Brian has since served thirty years in senior leadership roles for a variety of organizations, most recently as AEM's VP of Operations. As a past auxiliary member of the RCMP, he volunteered 400-600 hours a year.
On weekends, Brian spends the endless joys of summer relaxing on the Kettle River with family, friends, and his dog, Noki. He hopes to one day ride some of the best roller coasters in the world.
"Life is a lesson. Take it all in while you can. Have a willingness to recognize that you can always do better tomorrow than you did today."
Brian still—always will—loves to fly.
In 2021 Brian received the Ben Hume Award and the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce Top 40 over 40 Award.