PEI has done an excellent job at supporting the traditional economy while creating the right conditions for the growth of the new economy. It helps to have a roadmap to development and the PEI BioAlliance has been very instrumental in facilitating this process for our company.

Garth Greenham
President, Phyterra Yeast Inc.

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Patrick Dorsey
(Vice-President, ACOA PEI and Tourism)

Pat Dorsey was appointed Vice-President of ACOA Prince Edward Island and Tourism in January 2007.

Before joining ACOA, Mr. Dorsey worked in leadership roles with the Government of Prince Edward Island, including seven years as Senior Policy Advisor to the Premier. He has extensive policy development and program delivery experience, specifically in the areas of community development and economic renewal, intergovernmental affairs and corporate communications.

Mr. Dorsey, a native Islander, holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Prince Edward Island and a Master of Public Administration from Dalhousie University. He is an alumnus of the PEI Public Service Commission’s Management Program and the 2008 Governor General’s Leadership Conference.

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