The Island Advance Steering Committee provides strategic direction and oversight to the work of the Island Advance Project Team.


Wendy Drake – MRSB, Chair

Entrepreneurs are at the heart of the Island economy. The Chamber initiated Island Advance after hearing from business leaders about the need to encourage more people of all ages to become entrepreneurs and to celebrate both the successes and the trials. Entrepreneurship is alive and well in PEI.

Rory Francis – Executive Director, PEI BioAlliance

Without entrepreneurs, there is no economy.

Pam Williams – Partner, Cox & Palmer

We need to support and celebrate our entrepreneurs of all ages and stages in order to grow our economy and create an innovative community. It is exciting to see the interest generated by Island Advance and the important conversations that have started.

Penny Walsh-McGuire – Executive Director, GCACC , Ex Officio