Kristy Sheppard

Advisory-Board-Member-Kristy-SheppardKristy is a Nunatsiavut Beneficiary who resides in Rigolet. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Acadia University, and a Master of Arts in Tourism Management from Royal Roads University.

Kristy is Director of Economic Development with the Nunatsiavut Government. In that position, she focuses on creating the conditions necessary for community and business development and manages policy and programs to facilitate economic sustainability.

Her career spans more than a decade and has been focused on community development. As Nunatsiavut’s first Director of Tourism, she helped establish the region as a tourism destination. At the Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference in June 2017, she was recognized as one of 250 up-and- coming leaders in Canada.

Kristy is a board member with industry organizations, including SmartICE, the Economic Developers Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (EDANL) and the Labrador Inuit Capital Strategy Trust.