With the collaborative support of a large number of industry members and Partner Organizations, the sector council operates with a very small, but highly-experienced executive team, reporting to a Board of Directors made up of industry professionals.
Michael Montgomery, Executive Director
Michael Montgomery has more than 30 years experience as the executive officer of economic development organizations and as a consultant to all orders of government in Atlantic Canada.
Michael has served as Executive Director of the AHBRSC since 2007 advancing the industry campaign for mandatory licensing and certification while researching and planning for the labour market needs of the industry.
He is a strong advocate for enhanced professionalization and a vocal supporter of improvements to apprenticeship systems to make apprenticeship more adaptive and responsive to the needs of workers and industry while increasing enrollments and completions.
Michael is a graduate and class valedictorian of Mount Saint Vincent University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and Economics and has completed studies at the graduate and certificate levels in business and economic development at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia and the University of Waterloo in Ontario.
Kerri Marshall, Advancement Coach
Kerri Marshall is a community advocate and research enthusiast that has been focused on Job Developing for the past several years. Kerri has been working closely with individuals pursing success in the workplace, getting to know their needs and abilities, and matching them with the hiring and retention needs of hiring employers.
Kerri is a graduate of Cape Breton University with a Bachelor of Arts Community Studies Honouring in Psychology, with a Research Certificate.
Kerri’s work experience in both Nova Scotia and Ontario, community-based research, and education have prepared her to build strong effective relationships with both clients and community, allowing her to act as a supportive bridge between the two.
Kevin Hooper, Project Manager
As the AHBRSC’s Project Manager of Social Enterprise and Workplace Equity, Kevin is responsible for supporting increased diversity, equity, and inclusion within the residential construction sector through strategic partnerships with underrepresented and marginalized populations, non-profit organizations, and other related stakeholders.
In addition to his position with the AHBRSC, Kevin is the Manager of Partnerships and Community Development with United Way Halifax, the Chair of the Community Advisory Board for Reaching Home, and a member of Halifax’s Housing and Homelessness Partnership.
Through these roles Kevin has established a broad, cross-sectoral network of housing colleagues and extensive experience in market/sector research, policy analysis, strategic planning, program design, evaluation, and reporting, coalition building, and advocacy.
With a Master of Urban Planning degree from Dalhousie University and over twenty-years of related professional experience ranging from home construction, real estate development, property management, and emergency/supported housing, Kevin understands both the vital importance of meeting market demand with adequate, well-built housing, and ensuring that everyone has access to a healthy and stable home.
Andrew MacDonald, Labour Market Analyst
Andrew has completed a bachelors in Business Administration and a Masters in Financial Economics. He has been consulting on Labour Market initiatives with the AHBRSC since 2019 and has been working as an Analyst since July 2021. Andrew’s strengths are in data collection and analysis with a focus on database creation and management.
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