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Biography

Steve Parker is the Founder of CCL Group, an organization with national interests in strategic marketing and communications companies and over 600 employees.

Curently, CCL Group’s major investment is Blue Ocean Contact Centres, an international leader in enhanced customer support and business process outsourcing.

Steve is a member of the Jr. Achievement Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame and the Atlantic Business Magazine’s Top 50 CEO Hall of Fame.

He is Chair of the Board of Directors of Medavie Blue Cross, a member of the Board of Directors of the Blue Cross Life Insurance Company of Canada, a Director of the C.D. Howe Institute as well as a number of private companies including Stanfield’s Limited and Heritage Gas Limited.

Steve is a Fellow of the Canadian Public Relations Society. He has received the Society’s major prizes for outstanding contributions to public relations in Canada (Novikoff Award) and for distinguished service in the public interest (Shield of Service Award.)

CCL Group has been twice named Corporate Philanthropist of the year in Nova Scotia for efforts on behalf of Junior Achievement, United Way and others.

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Young Presidents Organization, Steve was selected for YPO’s highest award, The Legacy Honour. This is presented to one member in each Chapter around the world who exemplifies YPO’s business and personal qualities.