Stanley Barnaby has been at the Joint Economic Development Initiative (JEDI) since 2015. He first joined the team as a Finance Intern but took on progressively more challenging positions during his time such as Finance and Operations Manager and Senior Project Manager. The JEDI Board of Directors recently appointed Stanley as the new Chief Executive Officer after being the Acting CEO since January 2021.
Stanley is from the Listuguj Mi’gmaq First Nation. He attended the University of New Brunswick (UNB) in Fredericton where he obtained his Bachelors in Business. From there, he received his Technological Aboriginal Economic Developer (TAED) certification through Cando and his First Nation Business Administration certificate from UNB through the Mi’kmaq-Maliseet Institute (MMI). While working at JEDI, Stanley has continued to grow his skillset by completing the Management Development Program Certificate and Master’s Certificate in Project Management from the College of Extended Learning at UNB. He also received his Professional Aboriginal Economic Development (PAED) certification through CANDO.
Stanley also like to give back and volunteers his time in various ways. He was Youth Mentor in CBU’s In-Business Program for three years where he mentored Indigenous Youth in grades 10, 11, and 12 through bi-weekly business-related challenges. Stanley is also member of his home communities Economic Development Commission where he provides insight and guidance to increase economic development. In 2015, Stanley was the Chair of the Youth Advisory Committee for CANDO and led the development of the CANDO’s Youth Summit that has been successful over the last five years. Then in 2018, he was elected to the CANDO Board of Directors as the representative for NB and PEI where he served 3 years and was recently elected for a second term while being elected President of CANDO in early 2021.