Atlantic Division gets new President
The MS Society of Canada, Atlantic Division is pleased to announce the
appointment of Benjamin (Ben) Davis to the position of President,
Atlantic Division, effective July 6, 2015. Ben will lead a dedicated team of
employees and volunteers to help achieve the MS Society’s mission in the
Atlantic region. He will be the most senior champion and ambassador for the
Society’s activities in the region, promoting the Society’s important role and
work to people with MS, volunteers, donors, potential donors, and governments.
Key among his priorities will be increasing the fundraising and public profile,
developing strong government relations, and continuing the implementation of
our organizational Renewal Initiative.
Ben will join the executive team in his role as President and will work closely with
the Division Board of Directors. A strategic and results-oriented leader in the
non-profit and charitable sectors, Ben will further the Division’s drive to build on
our successful grassroots fundraising initiatives, enhance major gifts fundraising,
grow diverse revenue streams, and ensure the MS Society’s outstanding client
Ben has played significant leadership roles in both Ontario & Atlantic Canada.
Ben joins the MS Society from the YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth, where he
served as the Chief Operating Officer since 2011. Reporting to the CEO, he was
responsible for all facets of operations and earned revenue, with a focus on health,
family and camping services. During his tenure he held direct accountability for a
$4 million budget and 150 employees. Previously Ben was also the Chief Executive
Officer with the YMCA of Pictou County of New Glasgow, Nova Scotia.
Ben has also held positions as Senior Director and Director, Operations with the
Tim Horton Children’s Foundation in St. George, Ontario. The foundation is a
charitable, non-profit organization committed to providing a fun, safe and
life-changing camp experience for over 14,000 economically disadvantaged children
annually in Canada and United States.
Ben holds a Bachelor of Kinesiology (Sports Management Major/Business Minor)
from the University of New Brunswick and a Master of Human Kinetics
(Sport Management) from the University of Windsor. He volunteers with the Hubbards
Nursery School Co-op and is a Board Member with the Hubbards Sailing Club.