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ABOUT OUR AWARD RECIPIENTS:
Ms. Peg Hunter
Vice-president, marketing and communications
The Home Depot Canada
Peg Hunter (nee Buckingham) is vice-president, marketing and communications, for The Home Depot Canada, and a corporate officer of the worlds largest home improvement retailer. In her role she is responsible for all Canadian marketing efforts for the 180-store chain, and is also responsible for the homedepot.ca e-commerce channel.
Peg started her career in brand management with General Foods (Kraft) in 1983 and has since held progressive executive positions in the worlds of advertising, consulting and retail. Prior to her current role, Peg held the positions of vice-president, marketing and merchandising, Grand &Toy, and divisional vice-president, merchandising and innovation, Canadian Tire Corporation.
A St. Johns native, Peg stayed in touch with Memorials Faculty of Business Administration, serving for five years on the facultys advisory board and speaking at student events and lectures. She is also chair and a founding director of The Home Depot Canada Foundation and vice-chair of the Canadian Marketing Association board of directors.
Peg holds a bachelor of commerce degree (82) from Memorial University and a master of business administration (83) from the University of Toronto.
Bernard J. (Tanny) Collins
President, PF Collins International Trade Solutions
Bernard J. (Tanny) Collins has been the president of PF Collins International Trade Solutions since 1978. Established by his grandfather, Patrick Francis Collins in 1921, Tanny joined the family business in 1971, tasked with developing PF Collins involvement in the provinces emerging offshore petroleum industry. Under his leadership, the company has evolved from a small customs brokerage firm into a modern and progressive integrated logistics provider employing more than 80 professionals in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Alberta.
Tannys specialized knowledge and expertise in logistics and customs tariff legislation has provided considerable economic benefits to clients across a diverse range of industries. His insight into the regulations and unique challenges governing offshore activities has achieved significant duty and tax savings for the operators and supply companies of major projects such as Hibernia, Terra Nova, White Rose, Sable Island, and Deep Panuke.
For his leadership in Atlantic Canadas offshore petroleum industry, Tanny has received numerous recognitions, including the NOIA Outstanding Contribution Award. He has been listed among Atlantic Business Magazines Top 50 CEOs and, under his direction, PF Collins has been recognized for its customer service, quality and employment standards.
Passionate about community involvement, Tanny has been involved with many organizations throughout his career, most recently the Canadian Red Cross, Junior Achievement and the Flight 491 Memorial Fund. He has also been a director and member of many business and industry associations, including NOIA and the Canadian Society of Customs Brokers.
Tanny lives in St. Johns with his wife Elizabeth and continues to work towards expanding his business while maintaining the companys traditional values of quality and customer service.